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OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL STORIES POSTS (Dozens from 2009 to present)

Dozen of stories covering a panoply of issues including Farmers Field and the case of the missing perchlorate numbers in its EIR, Fracking Chemical Cocktail’s quest to frack the whole country, trichloroethylene in pepper sparay and space primate expose that helped halt radiation experiments at NASA on squirrel monkeys are just some of the award-winning pieces here.

BlackSwanSONGSBLACK SWAN SONGS
EnviroReporter.com Special Investigation – October 14, 2013
A special four-part EnviroReporter.com investigative series reveals that even though the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) was permanently shuttered in June 2013, its security posture is questionable at best and possibly not robust enough to withstand a concerted terrorist attack.

WHAT’S IN PEPPER SPRAY?
LA Weekly – February 23, 2012

Carcinogens trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE) are in pepper sprays sold in California with no Prop. 65 warnings. Sprays sold all over the country. True Value and Do It Best hardware stores sell PCE-based pepper sprays at the Southern California stores with no warnings.

SCHWARZENEGGER’S CHEMICAL ROMANCE
L.A. Weekly – December 9, 2010

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s legacy as the “green governor” looks to have gotten some goo in the works in his final days in office, when he signed off on a Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) plan that environmentalists assailed as gutting his Green Chemistry Initiative.


WE, ROBOT
Pasadena Weekly – March 4, 2010
Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, home of America’s greatest robotic explorations of the heavens, isn’t sold on deep-sixing the manned space program.


SPACE MONKEY BUSINESS
Pasadena Weekly – February 25, 2010
Critics say NASA is taking a giant leap backwards by irradiating monkeys in space-travel tests. Part one of a two-part cover story about the future of the manned space program as well as 18 squirrel monkeys.

NASA’s MONKEY BUSINESS
EnviroReporter.com – February 1, 2010
NASA’s dream of colonizing the Moon and traveling on to Mars seems more distant than ever. Why then is the space agency going to nuke dozens of squirrel monkeys for a now axed program?

DarknessDARKNESS OVER THE LAND
EnviroReporter.com – November 18, 2009
Darkness leads a cast of characters into Death Valley as EnviroReporter.com looks for gooey leads in the desert but finds a whole lot more in this love story.


JOE CIRINCIONE – THIRD DEGREE INTERVIEW
Los Angeles CityBeat - June 12, 2008
The nuclear arms proliferation and terrorism expert explains the dangerous state of affairs in the world today and points to signs that the next Administration will have a more positive and constructive nuclear policy.


Dawn Wilde in TronaDAWN IN DESERT WONDERLAND
Los Angeles CityBeat – September 13, 2007
Dawn Wilde shows how environmentalists can be dirtier than the worst polluters in this raunchy road tale.


FISHBACK MOUNTAIN
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – November 16, 2006
One man calls his project on the L.A./Ventura border the pursuit of a dream home, but others just see an illegal solid waste dump.


Smoke on the WaterSMOKE ON THE WATER
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – November 2, 2006
Proposition 84 promises much-needed water cleanup in the San Fernando Valley, but is still struggling to get traction.


THE DIRT ON OUR DIRT
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – August 3, 2006
The Military Tour of Southern California oozes that Outer Limits Cold War essence.


THAT HEALTHY GLOW
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – August 3, 2006
Radiation? A Health Tonic! The history of L.A.’s radium rage.



DR. BENNETT RAMBERG – THIRD DEGREE INTERVIEW
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – June 15, 2006
The terrorism and nuclear proliferation expert on how the Iranian impasse could be resolved by putting the country on probation



DUMB AND DUMBER
Ventura County Reporter – January 20, 2005
Protecting kids from perchlorate isn’t rocket science.





JPL water remediationUPPING THE ANTE
Pasadena Weekly – January 20, 2005
National Academy of Sciences report reignites debate on danger of perchlorate.



JPL water remediation system in 2006WATERED DOWN
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – January 20, 2005
National Academy of Sciences report reignites debate on danger of perchlorate.




A RARE PRIZE
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – January 3, 2005
Gillette property could fill ‘donut hole’ in Santa Monica Mountains park system.



VICTORY AT SEA
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – September 30, 2004
With new signings, the Governator throws a line to California’s coast.



CRUISING OVER TROUBLED WATERS
Ventura County Reporter – September 23, 2004
New California legislation may mean cleaner cruise liners.



Trickles of HopeTRICKLES OF HOPE
Pasadena Weekly – February 12, 2004
Polluters attempt to water down state and federal standards for perchlorate contamination.



Dirty water cleaned at Jet Propulsion LaboratoryDIRTY WATER
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – February 12, 2004
Polluters attempt to derail state’s new standards for rocket fuel oxidizer in drinking water.


Space Shuttles ignites 771 tons of perchloratePERCHLORATE’S PREGNANT PAUSE
Ventura County Reporter – January 5, 2004
Polluters are attempting to abort the state’s new standards.




SHIP OF STOOLS
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – November 26, 2003
Ocean activists target sewage dumping by Royal Caribbean ‘sludge boats’.




Pouring it on in the field of toxic dreamsFIELD OF TOXIC DREAMS
Ventura County Reporter – November 20, 2003
Health advocates push for pesticide prevention.

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