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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 in the air and over a dozen American states to determine if Fukushima fallout has impacted them. Those special […]

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.

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 California.

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 […]

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 […]

Backgrounded

Backgrounded

EnviroReporter.com confirms signing of final agreements between state DTSC, federal DOE and NASA to clean up Rocketdyne to background expediting remediation.

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

DON’T BANK ON IT

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 […]

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 […]

Rocketdyne’s Red Glare

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]