Famed actor, producer, and activist, Mark Ruffalo took a moment early Thursday (06.17) to express his support for a group of parents (@ParentsvsSSFL) who are fighting to address health problems within the community and to clean up the contaminated site believed to be responsible for the health issues. Ruffalo’s support was expressed in a tweet to his 7.5 million followers, directing readers to review a story in the LA Times about the ongoing issue and the new documentary, In the Dark of the Valley, which chronicles the lives of several Southern California mothers turned advocates who are responsible for creating the Change.org petition.
This isn’t the first time that the issue of the Santa Susana Field Lab has made headlines in recent weeks as Kim and Kourtney Kardashian previously expressed their support for a full cleanup of the field lab by urging their followers to sign a Change.org petition that demands NASA and the Department of Energy fulfill cleanup agreements signed in 2010. The agreements require NASA and the DOE to fully remove hazardous chemical and radioactive waste from the 2,668-acre site.
Ruffalo has been a prominent voice in the community of Hollywood activists. He produced and starred in the 2019 film, Dark Waters, highlighting a case against a chemical manufacturing corporation after they contaminated a town with unregulated chemicals. He is now encouraging the twitter community to take notice of In the Dark of the Valley.
In the Dark of the Valley is not yet available for streaming or theatrical viewing.