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Boeing aborts cleanup of Santa Susana Field Laboratory

Boeing aborts cleanup of Santa Susana Field Laboratory

Boeing has announced that it no longer intends to clean up Rocketdyne to levels it previously promised. Company now claims that since the land is intended for open space it no longer has to remediate the site to levels demanded for decades.

2007 Brandeis-Bardin pipe - photo by William Preston Bowling

Brandeis-Bardin’s Toxic Denial

Jewish camp below Santa Susana Field Lab, aided by troubled state toxics agency, denies contamination has migrated to its property despite decades of evidence; new Dept. of Energy report proposes not cleaning up most contamination

Dead for the Hills - Aerojet Rocketdyne Chino Hills

Dead for the Hills

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 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.

Adiós Diablo Canyon

Adiós Diablo Canyon

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. DECADE 2006-2016 DECADE 2006-2016 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.

Gone Fishing - Fukushima at Five Years courtesy TBS JNN Ustream

Gone Fishing – Fukushima at Five Years

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.