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Simi Valley City Council Excerpts – October 22, 2007

The Ventura County Reporter cover story “Dirty Business – New law cleaning up Rocketdyne for parkland may not stop adjacent KB Home development pushed by Simi Valley City Council” included quotes culled from these selected excerpts.
The speakers, who were limited to three minutes apiece in public comment, included “Toxic Terry” Matheney and “The Good Reverend John” […]

DIRTY BUSINESS

New law cleaning up Rocketdyne for parkland may not stop adjacent KB Home development pushed by Simi Valley City Council
By Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter – November 1, 2007
The apocalyptic Ranch Fire marching toward Simi Valley Oct. 22 never made it to the city limits, but smoky wind gusts up to 70 mph heralded the firestorm […]

MILLION DOLLAR MAYBE

MILLION DOLLAR MAYBE

VA commits to further Brentwood nuke dump study, though uncertainty remains
By Michael Collins
Los Angeles CityBeat – September 13, 2007
A full-blown $1 million study of a forgotten biomedical nuclear waste site in Brentwood will be done to more fully explore concerns raised in a preliminary report, it was revealed last week during a Department of Veterans […]

DOWN THE TEST TUBES

DOWN THE TEST TUBES

KB Home’s Runkle Canyon radiation tests questioned as more groundwater pollution is found and developer negotiates cleanup agreement with state
By Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter – January 17, 2008
As soon as the Rev. John Southwick heard the latest round of Runkle Canyon soil testing for the leukemia-causing radionuclide strontium-90 (Sr-90) came back low, he started to question […]

AIR APPARENT

AIR APPARENT

Deadly Rocketdyne vapor threatens Ventura and Los Angeles Counties
By Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter – February 13, 2003

When the poisonous rocket fuel oxidizer perchlorate was recently discovered in a Well #1 adjacent to Ahmanson Ranch intended for use in irrigating the proposed massive project, the news made national headlines and a cover story in the Reporter. […]

WHITE BLIGHT

Runkle Canyon’s Chromium Conundrum
By Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter – June 26, 2008
The men had been up that hot dusty trail before, high in the hills above Simi Valley. Hawks flew overhead as vernal pools evaporated in the late March heat. Tracks of critters led to the stream that still had an oily sheen to it […]

SPIN CYCLE

SPIN CYCLE

Selling Runkle Canyon pollution report as clean
By Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter – August 23, 2007

The headlines out of Ventura County last week must have pleased Simi Valley officials intent on convincing its citizenry of the benign nature of Runkle Canyon’s soil and water. This is where homebuilding giants KB Home and Lennar are intent on […]

Runkle Canyon Chromium

EnviroReporter.com analysis – June 2008
MARCH 2008 ROCK SAMPLE WITH WHITE EVAPORATE
A mysterious white evaporate or precipitate was found in Runkle Canyon by Rev. John Southwick and Frank Serafine on March 26, 2008 and given the next night to Norm Riley, Rocketdyne cleanup Project Manager for Cal-EPA’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) which subsequently tested […]

TWO MILE ISLAND

The Rocketdyne facility is more poisoned than anyone knew. Now residents and community leaders of the northwest San Fernando Valley and Ventura County supervisors want more testing before new homes get any closer.
By Michael Collins
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – July 22, 2004
“I didn’t know anything when I worked up at Rocketdyne, I just didn’t know anything,” […]

Gov. Schwarzenegger to Sign Measure to Accelerate Cleanup at Santa Susana Field Laboratory in Ventura County

Administration signs landmark agreement to set up transfer of property for open space
GAAS:802:07
For Immediate Release:
Friday, October 12, 2007
Contact: Aaron McLear, Bill Maile 916-445-4571
BreAnda Northcutt (CalEPA) 916-324-9670
Governor Schwarzenegger today announced that he intends to sign a bill, SB 990 by Senator Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica), specifying the basis of clean-up standards to be used at the […]

THE RADIATION RANGERS

Developers of Simi Valley’s Runkle Canyon claim the water tested clean. Then a band of citizens discovered super-toxic goo seeping from the ground
By Michael Collins
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – June 21, 2007
The sweating point man leads a small group up the dusty inclines of Runkle Canyon. This undeveloped swath of chaparral near the town of Simi […]

TOXIC ODDS

TOXIC ODDS

How many cancer deaths are too many? The City of Los Angeles finally sues feds over inadequate cleanup of Rocketdyne
By Michael Collins
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – November 4, 2004

Last week, the City of Los Angeles launched an historic lawsuit against the Department of Energy (DOE) over its cleanup of Rocketdyne’s Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), an […]

PAY DIRT

PAY DIRT

Gov. Schwarzenegger signs Kuehl bill to clean up Rocketdyne to Superfund standards; Boeing agrees to pay for remediation and donate lab to State for parkland
EnviroReporter.com — October 13, 2007
By Michael Collins

A decades-long battle over Boeing’s massive Santa Susana Field Laboratory came to a historic climax on Friday as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation that […]

State Senator Sheila Kuehl Interview

The EnviroReporter.com interview
October 26, 2007
California State Senator Sheila Kuehl (D-Los Angeles) has long been in the spotlight, first as a child actress best known for her irrepressible Zelda Gilroy character in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. The popular show’s four year run began in 1959 and starred Bob Denver, Warren Beatty and Tuesday Weld. […]

State Keeps Rocketdyne Cleanup Control

State Keeps Rocketdyne Cleanup Control

In an historic move to maintain California’s control of the costly cleanup of the former Rocketdyne lab in the hills between the Simi and San Fernando valleys, Cal/EPA Secretary Linda Adams said late yesterday that the agency would oppose federal Superfund listing for the radiologically and chemically-polluted 2,850 acre site.

Runkle Canyon

Runkle Canyon

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NEIGHBORHOOD THREAT

Runkle Canyon is poised to be Simi Valley’s newest neighborhood. But did the city misinterpret the risk of radioactive material in the ground?
By Michael Collins
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – March 10, 2005
Cattle graze on verdant hills as winter winds whip through the branches of centuries-old oaks on Runkle Canyon. Shrubby mulefat and willow scrub sway in […]

Runkle Canyon Geocon I & Limited Sampling – 9/06/05

(Click here to see Geocon report on the DTSC website)
P. 5/150: “Analytical results of surface water samples collected from East and West Seeps in Fishtail Area that are not produced in a report. Samples were collected by Miller Brooks on April 5, 2005.”
P. 7/150: “Perchlorate was detected at a concentration of 0.33 micrograms per liter (μg/l) in […]

Critical Runkle Canyon documents

This timeline presents an analysis of information generated by licensed laboratories that should trip DTSC guidelines to precipitate further soil, surface water and subsurface water testing in Runkle Canyon. This information was submitted to DTSC on July 3, 2008.
* A small flag on the bottom represents an event that can’t be seen with the current […]

Other Stories

Other Stories

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Ahmanson Ranch

Ahmanson Ranch

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Rocketdyne

Rocketdyne

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Video

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Links

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Gallery

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