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Aerojet Documents

Aerojet Documents

Aerojet – Chino Hills on – Wikimapia: http://wikimapia.org/96906/Aerojet-Facility Google Earth Community: http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1143369&site_id=1#import Department of Toxic Substances Control Aerojet – Chino Hills website: http://www.envirostor.dtsc.ca.gov/public/hwmp_profile_report.asp?global_id=CAD981457302 Carbon Canyon Chronicle: Excellent local coverage of Chino Hills and Aerojet: http://carboncanyonchronicle.blogspot.com/ DTSC Public Participation Specialist, Stacey Lear: http://www.envirostor.dtsc.ca.gov/public/hwmp_contact_info.asp?global_id=CAD981457302&rid=AAAOKKAAHAAEviPAAW Answer.com’s on Aerojet-General Corporation: http://www.answers.com/topic/aerojet GenCorp’s website: http://www.gencorp.com/ […]

LIVING NEXT TO A WAR FACTORY

LIVING NEXT TO A WAR FACTORY

Neighbors of closed Aerojet plant worry about their health and water By Michael Collins LA Weekly – May 11, 2000 Fred Sharp thought it was funny the time his son brought home 20 rounds of machine-gun ammo he had found in his Chino Hills neighborhood. But Sharp, a Vietnam vet […]

RUSSIANS, ROCKETS AND THE SANTA ANA RIVER

RUSSIANS, ROCKETS AND THE SANTA ANA RIVER

A closed weapons plant in the Chino Hills may be leaking hazardous chemicals into the Santa Ana River. By Michael Collins Orange County Weekly – May 18, 2000 Fred Sharp thought it was funny the time his son brought home 20 rounds of machine-gun ammo he had found in his […]

HOT ZONE

HOT ZONE

By Michael Collins LA Weekly “Offbeat” column – November 9, 2000 OffBeat was sitting at home last month, when the phone rang. Jonathan Parfrey, of the Los Angeles branch of Physicians for Social Responsibility, was on the line. “Aerojet’s on fire!” he blurted out. As longtime reporters on hazardous contamination […]

WIDE OPEN SPACES

WIDE OPEN SPACES

By Michael Collins Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – August 3, 2006 It’s been nearly three years since CityBeat’s and its sister papers’ reports on toxic issues plaguing Ahmanson Ranch helped force would-be developer Washington Mutual to sell the gorgeous land to the state for public open space. In December 2003, the […]

RANCH REVELRY

RANCH REVELRY

By Michael Collins (Ventura County Reporter – May 20, 2004) Nearly 200 folks gathered May 16 in Hidden Valley to celebrate the defeat of Washington Mutual’s plan to turn the pristine hills of Ahmanson Ranch into 3,050 residences and two golf courses. The Save Open-Space and Agricultural Resources (SOAR) fundraiser honored citizen […]

THE FEELING IS MUTUAL

THE FEELING IS MUTUAL

By Michael Collins Los Angeles ValleyBeat – July 10, 2003 ONE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S most bitterly contested development projects took a radical and unexpected turn this week, stunning environmentalists and open-space advocates and possibly indicating a change of heart by developers. On June 7, Washington Mutual, Inc. announced the departure of Guy […]

WHO TO WATCH – JANICE LEE

WHO TO WATCH – JANICE LEE

Calabasas City Council member, pollution-hater, hell-on-heels By Michael Collins Ventura County Reporter – February 6, 2003 Because she has been a staunch Ahmanson Ranch opponent and strikes fear into the hearts of Washington Mutual lackeys. Because she has sounded the alarm over the Calabasas Landfill that shows evidence of being polluted by […]

SUITED UP

SUITED UP

Anti-Ahmanson Forces Contest Ventura County By Michael Collins Ventura County Reporter – January 23, 2003 The five Los County Board of Supervisors sat impassively, January 14th, as an attorney representing the Ahmanson Ranch project pleaded for them not to sue the County of Ventura for signing off on the massive Ahmanson Ranch […]

DON’T BANK ON IT

WaMu will forge ahead on Ahmanson despite massive litigation By Michael Collins Ventura County Reporter – December 26, 2002 Last Thursday the Ventura County Board of Supervisors reasserted the 1992 board’s 4-1 vote, signing off on the Ahmanson Ranch’s supplemental environmental impact report (SEIR) and approval of the Phase A […]

Battleground Ahmanson Ranch

BATTLEGROUND AHMANSON RANCH

On day one, pro and anti-development forces face off in Ventura By Michael Collins (Ventura County Reporter – December 12, 2002) Over two hundred people crowded the Ventura County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room and two overflow quarters in the Hall of Administration on Dec.10 as the long and arduous battle […]

ROCKETDYNE RANCH

ROCKETDYNE RANCH

The battle over the massive Ahmanson Ranch housing development heats up amid growing concerns about possible water and soil contamination from nearby Rocketdyne. By Michael Collins Ventura County Reporter – December 12, 2002 July 1959. Eastern Ventura County. Simi Valley folks squirmed uncomfortably in their chairs as they watched their flickering […]

EARTHLY SECRETS

EARTHLY SECRETS

Ahmanson foes want ground-water tests By Michael Collins LA Weekly – June 12, 2002 Elizabeth Crawford sits astride her black thoroughbred Rufus under a live oak on Ahmanson Ranch in eastern Ventura County, and gazes toward thousands of acres of golden hills. Seattle-based Washington Mutual‘s Ahmanson Land Company (ALC) wants […]

AHMANSON RANCH ENDGAME

AHMANSON RANCH ENDGAME

‘CityBeat’ contributor Michael Collins wins a 2003 Los Angeles Press Club award for coverage of toxics issues that lead to a new state park at Ahmanson Ranch. By Dean Kuipers Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – December 31, 2003 A little over 18 months ago, freelance journalist Michael Collins published a story […]

REAL HOT PROPERTY

REAL HOT PROPERTY

A popular Brentwood dog park on Veterans Administration property is build over an old radioactive waste dump that may soon be unearthed by proposed development. by Michael Collins EnviroReporter.com – May 18, 2006 SUVs and luxury sedans glide into the Barrington Dog Park parking lot just south of Sunset Boulevard […]

WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED

WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED

Brentwood dump contains radioactive remains from decades of animal and human tests By Michael Collins EnviroReporter.com – May 25, 2006 During the 1950 and 60s, both UCLA and the Veteran’s Administration were deeply engaged in the Atomic Age, doing their part for the Cold War by performing radiation experiments on […]