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Aerojet radiation to be studied for cancer risk

Administration buildings at Aerojet are shown at the top of Woodview Road, south of Peyton Drive in Chino Hills. Submitted photo

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The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has required that the effects of chemicals of concern and depleted uranium at the former munitions plant at Aerojet in Chino Hills be included in a cancer risk calculation. Aerojet manufactured and tested explosives and chemical warfare agents on the site from 1954 to 1995.  DTSC has been overseeing its cleanup since 1997.