EnviroReporter.com exposes plots that would keep the Santa Susana Field Laboratory radioactive and chemically contaminated, saving the polluters hundreds of millions.
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.
Lab owner Boeing may have been illegally tearing down radioactively impacted buildings at Rocketdyne, then dumping and recycling the metal, concrete and asphalt.
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.
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.
State DTSC denies revelations of Boeing illegally dumping and recycling radioactive material from former Rocketdyne, site of America’s worst partial nuclear reactor meltdown in 1959.
Consumer Watchdog and a coalition of environmental groups threatened to sue State over Boeing illegally tearing down radioactive structures at Santa Susana Field Laboratory.
L.A. City Council votes unanimously to demand that NASA clean its polluted 450 acres at the Santa Susana Laboratory to background levels of radiation and chemical contamination.
Boeing’s lobbying power, and its success in turning DTSC into a ‘captured agency’ assures that contamination will continue to gush into the L.A. River, object of a $2 billion renovation.
DTSC called a “captured agency.” Astroturf collaborators claim no more cleanup is needed, guided by greenwashing plan by publicist Gary Polakovic . Contamination discounted.
Boeing greenwashes the polluted Rocketdyne site above the San Fernando Valley by pushing for and offering to fund an “astroturf” Community Advisory Group (CAG) led by Christina Walsh.
Exclusive footage of sloppy Boeing demolition work sending clouds of dust into the San Fernando Valley from polluted part of lab down into Happy Valley above Dayton Canyon.
Boeing’s meltdown makeover begins with former Los Angeles Times reporter Gary Polakovic’s plan to sell lab as “a site with a sordid past to one with potential.”
Five-part exposé. Thousands of pages of documents, reports, interviews, e-mails, photographs and surveillance video of demolition at SSFL reveal vast Boeing meltdown makeover.
The U.S. EPA spent $41.5 million on assessing radiation contamination in just one of four parts of the old Rocketdyne site finding radionuclides at thousands of times background.
Shocking new Rocketdyne radiation readings show cesium-137 at nearly 9,300 times normal background. Worse yet, U.S. EPA baits and switches radiation background numbers.