Information on the Safety of the Brandeis-Bardin Campus
American Jewish University is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our campers, staff and visitors. This will remain AJU's single highest priority.
DTSC has affirmed officially, publicly and definitively that the Brandeis-Bardin property is safe. Here is an excerpt from its statement:
"The Brandeis-Bardin Institute Campus is safe for use by Faculty, Staff, Students, and Campers. Contamination at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) does not pose a health threat to users (e.g., campers, visitors, students, faculty, administrators or staff) of Brandeis-Bardin Institute, or other off-site areas."
This update is accompanied by an extensive technical memo evaluating more than 25 years of data gathered from the Brandeis-Bardin Campus and an Executive Summary. This analysis includes studies conducted over many years by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the California Department of Health, and others. This analysis also reviewed the many years of monitoring by the former Brandeis-Bardin Institute, now American Jewish University.
For additional updates, including regular testing results and reports, please reference the links below.
- DTSC Related Documents
Regular Campus Testing
American Jewish University is committed to regular testing of the Brandeis-Bardin campus.
- 2018 Review of Groundwater Testing Data & Runoff Water Risk Assessment
- 2017 Winter Testing Results
- 2016 Tetra Tech Report
- 2015 Winter Testing Results
- 2014 Summer Testing Results
- 2013 Testing of New Wells at BBC
- 2012 New Wells Testing Results
- 2011 Summer Testing Results
- 2009 Winter Testing Results
- 2007 Summer Testing Results
- 2006 Testing Reports
- 1997 Report
- 1996 Crop Testing
- Annotated Brandeis-Bardin Campus Map
- Tetra Tech Related Documents
- USEPA Related Documents
SSFL Epidemiological Studies
- Cal. Dept. of Health Services (1990, with follow-up in 1992)
- Cal. Dept. of Health Services (1992 followup)
- Tri-County Cancer Registry (1997)
- Expert Panel Review (1999)
- ATSDR (1999)
- Tri-County Cancer Registry (1999)
- Tri-County Cancer Registry (2006)
- Dr. Yoram Cohen, UCLA (2006) (draft)
- Dr. Hal Morgenstern, U. Michigan (2007)
- Cal. DPH, Cancer Surveillance Section (2007)
- Dr. Thomas Mack, USC Keck School of Medicine (2014)
- Fact Sheet
We invite and encourage any member of the community to reach out to us with questions via email at communicationsaju.edu or phone at (310) 440-1526.