Community Relations
Government Relations
Consensus & Coalition Building
Political Consulting

Dept. of Energy – Santa Susana Field Laboratory

DSO was retained to provide critical support for a broad and far-reaching Stakeholder Involvement Plan developed on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The goals of this plan were to establish a comprehensive communication and engagement strategy for public involvement activities and community relations programs in support of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Remediation of Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) in Simi Valley, Ca. DSO was instrumental in conducting outreach to hundreds of former SSFL workers, providing them with project updates, soliciting their feedback and organizing SSFL site tours. In addition, DSO played a major role in organizing a breakthrough community workshop entitled, “Diverse Perspectives on the July 1959 Sodium Reactor Experiment Accident” which brought together a diverse coalition of scientific experts, former workers, community leaders and SSFL area residents. The SSFL site is a designated State Super Fund Site.