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Sodium Reactor Experiment 6 – Demolition

Sodium Reactor Experiment 6 – Demolition

JIM GARNER WORKED IN THE LATE 70S for a company; called Brownyard Steel Fabrication, which was doing contract work for Rocketdyne at the Santa Susana lab, we wrote in “Hot Zone,” a 1998 Los Angeles magazine cover story. He recalls standing in a steel vault 60 feet underground, tearing out […]

Waxman Document 30

Waxman Document 30

While this document reverts back to the original characterization of the dump that made it into the draft PricewaterhouseCoopers report, there are some interesting differences. This web page displays notes of the pertinent passages of this 114-page document. P. 11/114: “Records show that radioactive materials are used and/or stored in […]

Questions for Mr. Paul K. Chrencik of PricewaterhouseCoopers

Questions for Mr. Paul K. Chrencik of PricewaterhouseCoopers

Submitted by Michael Collins on Nov. 17, 2005 1. What is your title as the principle for PwC on the CARES project? What does your work entail? 2. The “Stage 1 Summary Report Appendix, Site: West Los Angeles” 129pp PDF document (“report”) dated September 13, 2005 was “produced under the […]

ROCKETDYNE RUNAROUND

ROCKETDYNE RUNAROUND

By Michael Collins LA Weekly – January 11, 2000 This week, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an unprecedented invitation to community activists to tour three former Rocketdyne nuclear buildings to observe an environmental survey for radioactive contamination. The media was invited as well to the site in the […]

REAL HOT PROPERTY

REAL HOT PROPERTY

A popular Brentwood dog park on Veterans Administration property is build over an old radioactive waste dump that may soon be unearthed by proposed development. by Michael Collins EnviroReporter.com – May 18, 2006 SUVs and luxury sedans glide into the Barrington Dog Park parking lot just south of Sunset Boulevard […]

NUCLEAR REACTIONS

NUCLEAR REACTIONS

Veterans Administration begins testing for radioactive waste beneath popular dog park and surrounding areas including Brentwood School By Michael Collins Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – December 7, 2006 In direct response to a five-year CityBeat and EnviroReporter.com investigation into a biomedical nuclear waste dump in Brentwood, the Veterans Administration has begun […]

WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS

WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS

[KB Home’s Runkle Canyon development is now called Arroyo Vista at the Woodlands] Runkle Canyon is poised to be Simi Valley’s newest neighborhood. But did the city misinterpret the risk of radioactive material in the ground? By Michael Collins Ventura County Reporter – March 17, 2005 Cattle graze on verdant […]

HOT ZONE

HOT ZONE

Rocketdyne’s Santa Susana Field Laboratory was on the frontlines of the Cold War. Now some who lived near “The Hill” say they share two distinctions: chronic illness and the unswerving belief that the lab caused it By Michael Collins Los Angeles magazine – June 1998 ON A HOT JULY NIGHT […]

NEIGHBORHOOD THREAT – Annotated

NEIGHBORHOOD THREAT – Annotated

[KB Home’s Runkle Canyon development is now called Arroyo Vista at the Woodlands] Runkle Canyon is poised to be Simi Valley’s newest neighborhood. But did the city misinterpret the risk of radioactive material in the ground? By Michael Collins Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – March 10, 2005 Cattle graze on verdant […]

NEIGHBORHOOD THREAT

NEIGHBORHOOD THREAT

[KB Home’s Runkle Canyon development is now called Arroyo Vista at the Woodlands] Runkle Canyon is poised to be Simi Valley’s newest neighborhood. But did the city misinterpret the risk of radioactive material in the ground? By Michael Collins Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – March 10, 2005 Cattle graze on verdant […]

Analysis of 41 Reports KB Home supplied to DTSC

Analysis of 41 Reports KB Home supplied to DTSC

2017 UPDATE EnviroReporter.com analysis of Runkle Canyon documents and tests – KB Home-supplied 41 reports This timeline analyzes 41 reports that KB Home supplied to DTSC as part of their “Voluntary Cleanup Agreement” of Runkle Canyon in December 2007. DTSC is the lead agency to oversee a new agreement that […]

2007 Brandeis-Bardin pipe - photo by William Preston Bowling

Brandeis-Bardin’s Toxic Denial

Jewish camp below Santa Susana Field Lab, aided by troubled state toxics agency, denies contamination has migrated to its property despite decades of evidence; new Dept. of Energy report proposes not cleaning up most contamination

2004 bubbling muck in Brandeis-Bardin

2016 DOE-AJU Summary Brandeis-Bardin Soils

This EnviroReporter.com analysis supplements the exposé Brandeis-Bardin’s Toxic Denial. It compares two reports in order to see how many Brandeis-Bardin soil samples were found by the Department of Energy (DOE) to be over the background, or Background Threshold Value (BTV), of adjacent Area IV of the bordering Santa Susana Field […]

Well RD59B in 2005 in Brandeis-Bardin had “Tin-126 is a fission product and is possibly site process related," according to DOE report

Brandeis-Bardin 2005

Excerpt from the EnviroReporter.com exposé Brandeis-Bardin’s Toxic Denial: The chemical sheen glossing the camp water was sampled and analyzed in 2005 from the same unmarked canyon as the 2004 soil test. The 2005 Brandeis-Bardin water report [13 PDF pages; 355 KB], completed in 2006, found Sr-90 over double both the […]