Articles by: Michael Collins

Sky high radiation readings across U.S.

Sky high radiation readings across U.S.

Government and private radiation stations pick up coast to coast climb surpassing summer surge
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency RadNet radiation monitors have detected renewed surges in atmospheric readings of dangerous beta radiation across the country. Over a dozen metropolitan test sites have registered four-month highs in EnviroReporter.com’s most recent […]

Lights Out

Lights Out

Failure to harden electrical infrastructure and spent nuclear fuel storage leaves U.S. and world vulnerable to solar or terrorist induced apocalypse.

U.S. air radiation surges higher

U.S. air radiation surges higher

Air radiation levels surge nationwide according to an EnviroReporter.com analysis of 124 U.S. EPA RadNet monitoring stations. From coast to coast, cancer-causing beta radiation is rising to many times background with the culprit possibly being the ongoing triple meltdowns at Fukushima Japan begun over three years ago.

Radiation Conversation II

Radiation Conversation II

Radiation Conversation II continues EnviroReporter.com’s thousands of comments, including our own, on issues that readers care about most. Over three million folks have visited EnviroReporter.com and its streaming 24-7 Radiation Station Santa Monica in just the last three years alone. The ongoing triple meltdowns at Fukushima, Japan along with issues like the astronomically polluted Santa Susana Field Laboratory, neighboring Runkle Canyon, the vulnerable state of America’s nuclear reactors to terrorism especially the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, and radiation discovered and exposed across America are just some of the subjects EnviroReporter.com, and you, cover and discuss like nowhere else. The legacy of award-winning excellence in environmental investigative journalism, and your reaction to it and other issues, make Radiation Conversation II the Internet’s most valuable web resource of its kind.

Toxies play starring role in San Gabriel Valley

Toxies play starring role in San Gabriel Valley

Half an hour east of Hollywood, the San Gabriel Valley boasts stars of its own, with toxic behavior that would make even Justin Bieber blanch. On March 22, three Toxies – carcinogenic solvents trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE) and the solid rocket fuel oxidizer perchlorate – crashed a Baldwin Park community meeting held by Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano (D – El Monte) to discuss groundwater contamination in the San Gabriel Valley. Floating in the groundwater and imbued in the soil are toxic amounts of the carcinogenic solvents trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE) and the solid rocket fuel oxidizer perchlorate. These chemicals are so pervasive in Southern California and across the nation that they’ve become stars in The Toxies, a multi-media campaign to promote public awareness about toxic chemicals and health. All the while, EnviroReporter.com has discovered that thousands of people in the San Gabriel Valley may be inadvertently be being exposed to cancer-causing solvents in their own homes and places of business.

Fukushima - The Perfect Crime?

Fukushima – The Perfect Crime?

Multiple hazardous readings of suspected Fukushima radiation have been detected in air, rain, snow, and surf in California and across the nation. The high radioactivity findings came during tests of air across America, Pacific Ocean surf south of San Francisco and Santa Cruz, rain in Death Valley and nearby Las Vegas, and in the soil of California’s marijuana-growing heartland in Humboldt County. American media has reacted to these latest radiation revelations by issuing a barrage of poorly written screeds designed to discredit the people doing the actual detection work abandoned by the government in late 2011.

China Syndrome Town

China Syndrome Town

EnviroReporter.com exposes plots that would keep the Santa Susana Field Laboratory radioactive and chemically contaminated, saving the polluters hundreds of millions.

High Stakes for Hot Property

High Stakes for Hot Property

Revived SSFL Work Group meeting in Simi Valley about the massive Santa Susana Field Laboratory 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, site of the nation’s worst meltdown.

Glow in the Dark Park

Glow in the Dark Park

Lab owner Boeing may have been illegally tearing down radioactively impacted buildings at Rocketdyne, then dumping and recycling the metal, concrete and asphalt.

Truth or Scare?

Truth or Scare?

Cleanup opponents claim remediating nuclear and chemical contamination at SSFL is bad. One boasts that eating dirt at the lab wouldn’t be hazardous even at 1,000 times background.

Rewriting Rocketdyne

Rewriting Rocketdyne

Department of Energy falsely inflates the amount of radioactive Rocketdyne dirt to be excavated by five times and considers lesser cleanup standards than its signed DTSC agreement.

Boreas Storm Packs Radioactive Punch

Boreas Storm Packs Radioactive Punch

Storm drenches Death Valley National Park with hazardous radioactive rain over 30 times background, 10 times higher than California Highway Patrol’s HazMat trip level.

Stopping SONGS' Black Swan

Stopping SONGS’ Black Swan

Removing the terrorist threats to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station exposed by the Black Swan SONGS series can specifically strengthen this vulnerable nuclear installation. The Marine Corps Camp Pendleton commander could take decisive action after verifying with his own eyes the findings of this series. He is responsible for the safety of everything in the base perimeter and that presumably includes SONGS. Protecting San Onofre protects the Marines and their base which should be all the justification needed for the brigadier general to act. That is the purpose of this series. With SONGS-specific vulnerabilities exposed, we can, and must, prevent black swan events at SONGS and other nuclear reactors and SFPs across the country.

Hit Men for Hot Zones

Hit Men for Hot Zones

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station exposed as vulnerable to rocket attack on its two spent fuel pools by terrorists and even dry casked fuel appears vulnerable to on-foot attack.

San Onofre's Risky Business

San Onofre’s Risky Business

Exposé shows San Onofre is vulnerable to rocket attack from adjacent freeway and perimeter road and power could be cut to nuclear plant’s spent fuel pools by cutting electric power.

SONGS' Lethal Legacy

SONGS’ Lethal Legacy

Should 1,800 tons of SONGS spent fuel catch fire due to cooling pools water loss, the impossible-to-extinguish fire could unleash fatal radiation doses to everyone within 10 miles.

Black Swan SONGS

Black Swan SONGS

EnviroReporter.com exposes San Onofre’s extreme vulnerability to terrorist attack or disaster which could destroy Southern California without major defensive improvements.

Tokyo's Radiation Olympics

Tokyo’s Radiation Olympics

The 2020 Summer Olympics are awarded to Tokyo despite ongoing triple meltdowns at Fukushima leading to radioactive hot spots and radioactive ash dumped in bay.

Fracked Nation

Fracked Nation

Fracking Chemical Cocktail defiantly attends “The Toxies Exposed” premiere despite methane emissions, water waste, earthquakes and homeowner insurance cancellations.

EPA Nukes Radiation Rules*

EPA Nukes Radiation Rules*

Proposed U.S. EPA “Protective Action Guide” allows hundreds to thousands of times more radiation in disasters than the agency had previously allowed. More cancers deaths seem likely.