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EnviroReporter.com completed its analysis of thousands of pages of KB Home reports submitted to Department of Toxic Substances Control as part of Voluntary Cleanup Agreement signed in April. Other critical documents were also analyzed, revealing that radiological and chemical contamination in Runkle Canyon may actually be worse than previously publicly known.
Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl leads tough talks with VA to secure $1 million for comprehensive Phase 2 tests of West LA VA’s forgotten biomedical nuclear dump. The controversial and incomplete Phase I test results showed heightened radiation under two arroyos skirting Barrington Dog Park and Brentwood School football field.
The West LA VA has committed $1 million to a second phase nuclear dump survey of its property in Brentwood. “We’re going to waste a million dollars for no purpose,” a VA official said to an LA city insider in four-hour discussions before the September 6 CARES public meeting.
The mystery of the Brentwood nuclear and chemical dump moved that much closer to solving with the release of the 5,500+ pages of VA documents by Congressman Henry Waxman (D – Los Angeles). Syringes and medical waste including low-level radioactive materials were covered by fill material to depths of twenty to thirty feet or more at the prestigious private school.
The office of Congressman Henry Waxman has refused repeated media requests to see 5,500 pages of information supplied to him by the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding the West Los Angeles VA. The Congressman is portrayed by staffers as not wanting to share any “sensitive financial” documents that might violate an agreement with VA Secretary R. James Nicholson.
ENVIRON International tests surface and subsurface of Brentwood School’s athletic fields in December. No evidence of tritium or carbon-14 contamination is found. Brentwood nuke dump expert says ENVIRON’s 12 subsurface soil borings are insufficient to make safety claims.
In a January 30, 2007 letter to the parents and colleagues of students of Brentwood School, Head of School, Dr. Michael D. Pratt, revealed that the exclusive private school on leased West LA VA land had hired two firms to evaluate school soil for radioactive and chemical contamination first reported by Los Angeles CityBeat and EnviroReporter.com last May.
KB Home’s subcontractors claim that their testing indicates that only .26 out of a million people exposed to the Sr-90 at Runkle Canyon, even though the U.S. EPA clearly states otherwise. The government’s findings further highlight problems with the project’s EIR that EnviroReporter.com has analyzed. Those problems could give the city grounds to ask for a new EIR.