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What's in Pepper Spray? Illustration by Jimmy Giegerich

What’s in Pepper Spray?

LA Weekly investigation finds the cancer-causing chemicals TCE and PCE being used as the base of pepper sprays sold in California with no mandatory Prop. 65 warnings.

The Road to Runkle

The Road to Runkle

State Department of Toxic Substances Control, in a sleight of land, has made a deal with KB Home that would leave Runkle Canyon unremediated for radioactive and chemical contamination.

The Toxies

The Toxies

First Annual Toxies Awards with Perchlorate as a sleak silver rocket girl with thrusters and fireworks, she was ‘the chemical that launched a thousand rockets’ including mine.

Goo-ology

Goo-ology

EnviroReporter.com discovers a pathway for pollutants from rocket test stands into the soil and groundwater at Rocketdyne – massive amounts of water sprayed after firings.

50 YEARS AFTER AMERICA’S WORST NUCLEAR MELTDOWN

50 YEARS AFTER AMERICA’S WORST NUCLEAR MELTDOWN

Human error helped worsen a nuclear meltdown just outside Los Angeles, and now human inertia has stymied the radioactive cleanup for half a century. By Joan Trossman Bien and Michael Collins Miller-McCune – August 24, 2009 For Release Saturday A.M., August 29, 1959 CANOGA PARK, CA “During an inspection of […]

BOEING BLOCKS LAB CLEANUP

BOEING BLOCKS LAB CLEANUP

Rocketdyne lab remediation left in limbo By Michael Collins Ventura County Reporter – November 19, 2009 (UPDATED WITH BOEING’S RESPONSES FOLLOWING ARTICLE) Boeing’s filing of a federal complaint on Friday the 13th against the state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control over cleaning up the monstrously polluted Santa Susana Field Lab […]

It’s a Gas

It’s a Gas

U.S. EPA just announces new draft guidelines for vapors of the toxic solvent trichloroethylene or TCE. Now four times stronger limits for carcinogen that plagues L.A. groundwater.

Corn on the Coca

Corn on the Coca

The Coca complexis polluted by volatile organic compounds including trichloroethylene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), metals, and dioxins.

ACME Runkle Canyon Comments

ACME Runkle Canyon Comments

Aerospace Cancer Museum of Education’s founder and director Bill Bowling says that the Runkle Canyon cleanup plan is inadequate and doesn’t address toxic trichlorethylene being found on the property.

April 2014 - Aerial photo shows Runkle Canyon grading center right and radiation-contaminated Area IV of SSFL lower left - William Preston Bowling

Railroading Runkle Canyon?

Radiation Rangers ask why the cleanup plan for Runkle Canyon is being railroaded by government and developer without public input, ignoring even City of Simi Valley heavy metals report.

WRINKLES IN RUNKLE CANYON

WRINKLES IN RUNKLE CANYON

[KB Home’s Runkle Canyon development is now called Arroyo Vista at the Woodlands] 50 Years After a Santa Susana Nuclear Accident Holds Up Land Development By Michael Collins LA Weekly – July 22, 2009 All hell was about to break loose at the Sodium Reactor Experiment on July 23, 1959. […]

Mary Wiesbrock addressing Simi Valley City Council about Runkle Canyon contamination.

Runkle Rousing

State project manager for the KB Home/DTSC cleanup agreement, Norm Riley, said nothing about public input he’d received, including the Radiation Rangers’ response plan comments.

White Blight Chromium – March 26 and June 10, 2008

White Blight Chromium – March 26 and June 10, 2008

[KB Home’s Runkle Canyon development is now called Arroyo Vista at the Woodlands] On March 26, 2008, Radiation Rangers “Fearless Frank” Serafine and “The Good Reverend John” Southwick visited Runkle Canyon and found a strange sight – thousands of white rocks and what appeared to be some kind of white […]