Archive for 2009

Cain Was Able

Cain Was Able

EnviroReporter.com was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend Steve Cain, senior environmental planner for the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Atomic Tombstones

Atomic Tombstones

Soldiers’ tombstones are emerging from the muck of a biomedical nuclear and chemical dump on the Department of Veterans Affairs grounds in Brentwood, California.

Dereliction of Duty

Dereliction of Duty

Ghoulish graveyard of atomic tombstones – American veterans’ headstones – dumped in Brentwood’s toxic VA grave, according to a new LA Weekly article by Michael Collins.

Darkness Over the Land

Darkness Over the Land

A rowdy romp with a cast of characters whose devotion to their earthly paradise is devilishly delightful. Their sizzling tales shed light on the hottest, lowest land in North America.

It's a Gas

It’s a Gas

U.S. EPA just announces new draft guidelines for vapors of the toxic solvent trichloroethylene or TCE. Now four times stronger limits for carcinogen that plagues L.A. groundwater.

Career Day

Career Day

Recruiting men and women for aerospace and experimental nuclear reactor work in the 1950s for Rocketdyne was art, literally. The company used fascinating brochures.

Age of Consent

Age of Consent

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control issues a new draft consent order regarding Rocketdyne cleanup that now includes site owner Boeing holding it to strict standards.

There Lies the Fault

There Lies the Fault

After extensive investigation, EnviroReporter.com may have discovered the source of Runkle Canyon’s heavy metal nightmare which has stalled KB Home’s development plans for two years.

Bowled Over

Bowled Over

What sets the Bowl Test Facility apart is that it duplicates the Nazi rocket test stand design for the terrifying V-2 rocket that killed thousands of civilians and soldiers in World War II.

Bad Air Day?

Bad Air Day?

Schwarzenegger’s condescension towards environmentalists and embrace of big business polluters virtually assures that Californians will have many more bad air days ahead.

Chem and Get It

Chem and Get It

Obama Administration announces new Environmental Protection Agency initiative to test previously ignored chemicals that may be harming humans and the environment.

Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke

6,400 fireworks at Santa Monica Pier’s 100th birthday fail to ignite much excitement. Pyrotechnics get lost in toxic smoke which descends on thousands with perchlorate, heavy metals.

Hell's Belles

Hell’s Belles

Dawn Wilde and Mike head to Anaheim to see spectacular AC-DC show. Fireworks and explosions fill air with perchlorate and heavy metals that never smoke out fans in well-ventilated arena.

Riley's Revenge

Riley’s Revenge

Former Rocketdyne DTSC chief, Norman E. Riley admits to EnviroReporter.com misleading community on Runkle Canyon and that no public comments about cleanup plan were used.

Double Vision

Double Vision

Government’s just-sacked DTSC head of Rocketdyne remediation says the new cleanup law is too strict and that site owner Boeing is going to sue the State over the standards.

Sputnikfest

Sputnikfest

Second annual Sputnikfest in Manitowoc, Wisconsin where In 1962, an eight-pound chunk of space debris from Sputnik slammed into 8th and Park where the wacky festival takes place.

Corn on the Coca

Corn on the Coca

The Coca complexis polluted by volatile organic compounds including trichloroethylene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), metals, and dioxins.

Bravo Beauty

Bravo Beauty

The golden tones and aquamarine color make this previously unpublished photograph from 1960 one of the most awe-inspiring images we’ve ever seen of a rocket test at Bravo.