A toxic gift that keeps on giving, the 1959 partial nuclear meltdown at the Santa Susana Field Lab in Ventura County has the dubious distinction of being the third-largest release of nuclear iodine and other poisonous materials. But unlike the other top two meltdowns -- one of which is Chernobyl -- the Santa Susana Field Lab episode is barely known. That low profile may change as Earthwalk Dance Company considers that event's continuing repercussions in Poisoned . A half-century later, as nuclear power re-emerges in the debate on energy independence, Poisoned insists that human costs be a larger part of the calculations.
July 10-11, 8 p.m., 2009
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