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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 […]

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

[KB Home’s Runkle Canyon development is now called Arroyo Vista at the Woodlands] 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 […]

Rick Brausch Interview – Runkle Canyon Response Plan

Rick Brausch Interview – Runkle Canyon Response Plan

[KB Home’s Runkle Canyon development is now called Arroyo Vista at the Woodlands] 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 […]

Rick Brausch Interview – Federal Agreements

Rick Brausch Interview – Federal Agreements

[KB Home’s Runkle Canyon development is now called Arroyo Vista at the Woodlands] 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 […]

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’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 […]

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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

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 […]

We, Robot

We, Robot

Part Two of a special Pasadena Weekly cover story investigation explores origins of NASA’s manned space program, brainchild of infamous Nazi rocket scientist, Wernher von Braun.

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 […]

Mike Sander of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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 […]

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 […]

Space Monkey Business

Space Monkey Business

Critics say NASA is taking a giant leap backwards by irradiating monkeys in space-travel tests designed to simulate intense radiation astronauts would experience in voyages to Mars.