Controversial Cal-EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control nearing release of Aerojet Rocketdyne Chino Hills facility for unrestricted use including residential development. Seven year long EnviroReporter.com investigation finds site riddled with high radiation and chemical contamination in water and soil. DTSC mangles science, hides from reporters and clumsily tries to shepherd this project even as the community is becoming up in arms.
Author: Michael Collins
Adiós a Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant today as owner PG&E announces 2025 shuttering. Close to earthquake faults, plant’s re-licensing fight avoided but decommissioning challenges loom though not as acutely dangerous as San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station 250 miles to south.
EnviroReporter.com marks a major milestone – the online news organization turns 10 today having begun publishing May 18, 2006 with a story about the biomedical nuclear and chemical dump in the Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood. Story stopped a $4 billion scheme to privatize the West L.A. Veterans Administration. So began this award-winning environmental news outfit which says its best is yet to come.
Five year anniversary of Fukushima’s three ongoing meltdowns that are causing cancer and are impossible to clean. Americans ‘gone fishing’ and feast on Pacific seafood, some of which is tainted by Fukushima.
West LA VA may clean up its biomedical nuclear and chemical waste dump if found to be a “hazard.” News reason for cautious optimism.
Approved draft master plan for West LA VA is fraudulent throughout, renaming and reclassifying VA’s nuke dump as green space already used for recreation.
Radioactive smoke released by Jan. 26, 2016 West LA VA brush fire that reveals more illegally dumped veterans’ tombstones.
Proposed master plan for West LA VA fails to include 2007 and 2010 VA studies confirming high radiation and chemicals in its biomedical nuclear dump.
ATSDR backs away from hoax petition to declare SSFL safe through study reinterpretation. Community, electeds triumph over polluter allies.
ATSDR says it will pursue and expand its Boeing-touted proposal to re-evaluate health risks from SSFL. Boeing’s own reports show site soil even more deadly than already known.
Federal and state agencies conspire to gut cleanup but cleanup activists protesters vow to roll back phony pro-polluter petition. New group of young mothers with children with rare cancers assert lab is the cause.
70 years to the minute the A-bomb obliterated Hiroshima, over 200 people gathered at the Chain Reaction nuclear bomb explosion sculpture in Santa Monica.
Significant uptick in Los Angeles alpha and beta radiation. Eleven U.S. EPA RadNet stations show four month beta highs across country.
Rain radiation exceeding 3.3 times background levels was detected and videotaped at Radiation Station Santa Monica.
Over a dozen metropolitan test sites have registered four-month highs in
Failure to harden electrical infrastructure and spent nuclear fuel storage leaves U.S. and world vulnerable to solar or terrorist induced apocalypse.