Aerojet Chino Hills
AEROJET CHINO HILLS – LATEST NEWS (5 POSTS)
The site, near the juncture of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, detonated mustard- and tear-gas weapons, exploded depleted uranium-tipped projectiles, and produced a galaxy of bombs and munitions.
AEROJET CHINO HILLS OB/OD CLOSURE, CLEANUP UPDATE – SPRING 2009
The Department of Toxic Substance Control solicits public comment on impending closure of 14-acre Open Burn/Open Detonation area. EnviroReporter.com analysis of OB/OP documents reveals vast areas still untested and ‘hot’ with possible unexploded ordnance. Site not tested for depleted uranium contamination though DU ordnance used heavily.
AEROJET CHINO HILLS – CLEAN UP
Background and history on the Aerojet Chino Hills facility and multi-million dollar clean-up effort.
AEROJET CHINO HILLS – PHOTO GALLERY
This gallery begins in early 2000 with EnviroReporter.com‘s Michael Collins exploring the site for the LA Weekly. It goes on to show a fire that swept the place later that year. An extensive collection of Department of Toxic Substances Control photographs of the cleanup of Aerojet – Chino Hills is included in this assortment of pictures of this former Cold War-era facility.
AEROJET CHINO HILLS – DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
EnviroReporter.com gets a lot of traffic regarding this site even though it is undergoing a cleanup. Much of that traffic seems to be coming from folks still concerned about pollution emanating from the site. These documents and links may be helpful to those people, and to the lawyers also eyeing Aerojet.
MICHAEL COLLINS PRINT ARTICLES (from newest to oldest):
LA Weekly – November 9, 2000
Michael Collins ends up helping firefighters get a grip on hazards of burning Aerojet.
RUSSIANS, ROCKETS AND THE SANTA ANA RIVER
Orange County Weekly – May 18, 2000
A closed weapons plant in the Chino Hills may be leaking hazardous chemicals into the Santa Ana River.
LIVING NEXT TO A WAR FACTORY
LA Weekly – May 3, 2000
Neighbors of closed Aerojet plant worry about their health and water. The Chino Hills site is littered with high explosive material, unexploded munitions and depleted uranium.