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FUKUSHIMA MELTDOWNS & FALLOUT IN AMERICA
Green Power And Wellness – FUKUSHIMA RADIATION ALL OVER AMERICA – March 18, 2014
Anti-nuclear legend Harvey Wasserman has Michael Collins on as his guest to discuss Fukushima – The Perfect Crime? in this fast-paced show with a host who really knows his radiation. Collins describes radiation discovered along the Pacific [...]

Fukushima

Fukushima

September 1, 2014: EnviroReporter.com reaches more than 6,227 special tests and original reports including 2,247 measurements from nine affiliated Radiation Stations and 3,980 samples and radiation experiments from Radiation Station Santa Monica California. EnviroReporter.com has over 1,762,029 readers and more than 1,568,309 viewers along with the 19,616 people that have seen Radiation Station Glendale California‘s [...]

Seaweed - August 23, 2011

Seaweed – August 23, 2011

Japanese seaweed bought in Southern California in a bag tests 54.2% higher in radiation than background levels at Radiation Station. Tested out of the bag, the seaweed tests 67.2% higher, or 22.6% higher than in the bag which suggests the presence of deadly alpha radiation, which is 20 to 1,000 more lethal that beta and gamma radiation.

Eat Me Disclaimer

“Eat Me” LEGAL DISCLAIMER
EnviroReporter.com (“website”) Eat Me (“Eat Me”) is our website service provided to Internet viewers who want to know what we eat and drink (“food”) in order to learn from our radiation-free food foraging by receiving copies of our grocery receipts. This is because they know that we have used our best judgment [...]

Five Years

Five Years

EnviroReporter.com celebrates its Five Year Anniversary by looking at the beginnings of this investigative reporting and where its headed as we confront the reality of multiple meltdowns an ocean away and a government that assures the public there is no chance for radioactive exposure. Despite the grim outlook, miracles do happen, and the accomplishments of this website, totally $6 billion in saved land because of toxic contamination issues.

Radiation Station Stats

Radiation Station Stats

We’ve conducted thousands of radiation readings of air, water, rain, food, drink and other media since Radiation Station went online March 15, 2011. We have tested numerous items, substances and sites to determine if Fukushima fallout has impacted them. Those special in-situ multi-media tests, many with video documentation, will continue to be posted here regularly [...]

Melt Down Wind

Melt Down Wind

Fukushima reactors teeter on the brink of full meltdown as huge spent fuel rods burn. Californians can’t help but think about the possibility of nuclear fallout. And for good reason. The State dismisses even the possibility that fallout could reach our shores hence no need to pre-distribute life-saving KI pills that fight radioactive iodine in the airborne goo. On top of that, no readily-accessible network of static ground-based Geiger counters exists making it increasingly possible that LA could suffer a “soft disaster” and not even know that the Hot Zone had landed on top of it.

Radiation Station

Radiation Station

EnviroReporter.com‘s “Radiation Station” will go online tomorrow. We will be able to show, in live time, just what the radiation readings are in Santa Monica which will give some indication of what the Los Angeles Basin is going to be exposed to since Santa Monica is upwind of most of the basin.

RUNKLE CANYON ON THE ROPES

RUNKLE CANYON ON THE ROPES

Rocketdyne cleanup agreements leave out adjacent canyon slated for development
By Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter – December 9, 2010
The Dec. 6 news of the agreements between California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and both the federal Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA set off a wave of euphoria rarely experienced in the long saga of [...]

SCHWARZENEGGER'S CHEMICAL ROMANCE

SCHWARZENEGGER’S CHEMICAL ROMANCE

Angering environmentalists, Arnold rewrites his Green Chemistry initiative in his final days in office
By Michael Collins
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) [...]

Backgrounded

Backgrounded

EnviroReporter.com has confirmed through two independent sources that signing of final agreements between the California EPA’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA for the cleanup of the former Santa Susana Field Laboratory site in Simi Valley will happen later today.

Rocketdyne – It’s the Pits

Lots of questions, few answers at the latest meeting on Rocketdyne cleanup
By Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter – December 19, 2002
Radioactive and chemical pollution was on everyone’s mind when more than 60 folks attended the quarterly meeting of the Environmental Protection Agency-sponsored Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) Workgroup meeting Dec. 11 at the Grande Vista Hotel [...]

ROCKETDYNE CLEANUP WON'T HELP RUNKLE CANYON

ROCKETDYNE CLEANUP WON’T HELP RUNKLE CANYON

Historic Fix Doesn’t Extend to Tainted Adjacent Land Where KB Home Plans to Build 461 Condos and Homes
By Michael Collins
LA Weekly – September 23, 2010
Elation over a historic deal to clean the sprawling Santa Susana Field Laboratory earlier this month garnered significant media coverage for good reason: The California Environmental Protection Agency division overseeing cleanup [...]

Rick Brausch Interview - Runkle Canyon Response Plan

Rick Brausch Interview – Runkle Canyon Response Plan

This September 15, 2010 e-mail Q & A was between reporter Michael Collins and, presumably, DTSC’s Runkle Canyon project manager Rick Brausch. The interview attempted to clarify a few points for the LA Weekly article “Rocketdyne Cleanup Won’t Help Runkle Canyon” published September 23.
[Question] 1. As we discussed, the decision to use the 1.7 picocuries [...]

Rick Brausch Interview - Federal Agreements

Rick Brausch Interview – Federal Agreements

Department of Toxic Substances Control’s project director for the Santa Susana Field Laboratory is Rick Brausch. DTSC and Brausch contacted us for an interview September 3, 2010, the day news of the historic DTSC draft agreements with the Department of Energy and NASA were announced.
Michael Collins: How’d these proposed agreements happen?
Rick Brausch:This has been quite [...]

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 Master Tract Plan. Predictably, the reaction was fast [...]

Rocketdyne - It's the Pits

Rocketdyne – It’s the Pits

Lots of questions, few answers at the latest meeting on Rocketdyne cleanup
By Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter – December 19, 2002
Radioactive and chemical pollution was on everyone’s mind when more than 60 folks attended the quarterly meeting of the Environmental Protection Agency-sponsored Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) Workgroup meeting Dec. 11 at the Grande Vista Hotel [...]

Rocketdyne’s Red Glare

By Michael Collins
LA Weekly – December 9, 1998

Pulling up to Simi Valley City Hall the morning of October 21, EPA staffer Vicky Semones was counting on a quiet, efficient work meeting. Her job was to coordinate the scientists, public officials and community representatives monitoring the cleanup from decades of nuclear and chemical experimentation at the [...]

ATOMIC AVENGER

ATOMIC AVENGER

Former Rocketdyne employee and cancer survivor battles for radiation worker compensation

By Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter – July 8, 2010
The eyes of Bonnie Klea are extraordinarily bright and unblinking. There is no trace of self-pity for her courageous fight against bladder cancer, now in remission, or her years-long battle with Boeing, Rocketdyne and various federal agencies [...]

CRASH AND BURN

CRASH AND BURN

Tobacconists report rise in heists to match price hikes
By Michael Collins
LA Weekly – March 18, 1999
“The mounting cost of tobacco is simply wonderful, a breath of fresh air,” trumpeted David Geoffrey Collier, a former smoker and drinker who voted for the new tax on smokes demanded by Proposition 10. “Even if it saves just one [...]

WE, ROBOT

WE, ROBOT

JPL, home of America’s greatest robotic explorations of the heavens, isn’t sold on deep-sixing the manned space program

By Michael Collins
Pasadena Weekly – March 4, 2010
The current race back to the moon and on to Mars, and the subsequent debate over manned versus robotic space flight, began with former President Bush’s “Vision for Space Exploration” speech [...]

We, Robot

We, Robot

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, home of America’s greatest robotic explorations of the heavens, isn’t sold on deep-sixing the manned space program. Part Two of a special Pasadena Weekly cover story investigation that also explores the origins of NASA’s manned space program, the brainchild of an infamous Nazi rocket scientist, Wernher von Braun, whose V-2 rockets killed thousands during the London Blitz of World War II, rockets built by concentration camp slave labor who were worked to death, tortured and executed during the production of these American-coveted missiles. Von Braun is considered by NASA to be the 20th Century’s greatest rocketeer illustrating that one man’s Nazi is another man’s hero.

SPACE MONKEY BUSINESS

SPACE MONKEY BUSINESS

Critics say NASA is taking a giant leap backwards by irradiating monkeys in space-travel tests

By Michael Collins
Pasadena Weekly – February 25, 2010
The future of manned space exploration was revealed Feb. 1 when President Obama unveiled his 2011 budget request for NASA. The president proposed ending the Constellation program, an initiative introduced by President Bush in [...]

Mike Sander Interview

Mike Sander Interview

As part of our research for part two of the cover story “Space Monkey Business” (Pasadena Weekly – February 25, 2010) we interviewed Mike Sander of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Quotes from this interview were used in “We Robot” published the following week.
Our February 17 interview appears after Sander’s biography, which is impressive:
Mike Sander [...]

Space Monkey Business Q & A

Space Monkey Business Q & A

The Pasadena Weekly‘s Michael Collins submitted a list of questions for Dr. Jack Bergman of McLean Hospital on February 16, 2010 regarding his NASA experiments on 18 squirrel monkeys, the subject of our “Space Monkey Business” cover story in the paper February 25. Bergman referred the questions, which follow, to the hospital’s director of media [...]