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The Aerospace Runkle Canyon Comments

The Aerospace Runkle Canyon Comments

D’Lanie Blaze questions Dade Moeller lab retesting Runkle Canyon for strontium-90 saying that Dade Moeller himself discounted any radiation danger because “we’ll soon have a cure for cancer.”

WRINKLES IN RUNKLE CANYON

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. The reactor, tucked into a corner of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the Simi Hills […]

Radiation Rangers Runkle Canyon Comments

Radiation Rangers Runkle Canyon Comments

“I sometimes wonder if we’re talking about the same place,” says the Reverend John Southwick of the Radiation Rangers. “The department missed the most important stuff.”

Runkle Rousing

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.

Meltdown Dustup

Meltdown Dustup

Worst meltdown in U.S. history happened 30 miles northwest of L.A. for two weeks from July 13-26, 1959. Meltdown spewed hundreds of times more radiation than Three Mile Island in 1979.

Sodium Reactor Experiment Meltdown

The 50th anniversary of the worst nuclear reactor disaster in U.S. history happened just outside of Los Angeles July 13-26, 1959 and still resonates today.

READ “Wrinkles in Runkle Canyon – 50 Years After a Santa Susana Nuclear Accident Holds Up Land Development” in the LA Weekly where EnviroReporter.com‘s Michael Collins […]

‘SIMI WE HAVE A PROBLEM’

Runkle Canyon radiation report spells trouble
by Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter – February 19, 2009
Nearly 50 people filled Simi Valley City Hall chambers late last month in a much-anticipated Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) meeting about environmental conditions in Runkle Canyon. The 1,595-acre property is where KB Home hopes […]

Waxman Document 81

This document is also available on Congressman Waxman’s website here.

P. 9-10/172:
“Apparent medical incinerator ash was encountered during grading operations at the upper bench (Locus, 2000a). The ash was excavated and stockpiled with unacceptable fill material outside the Lease Area on GLAHS property during prior grading operations associated with construction of the […]

WATERED DOWN

National Academy of Science report rekindles hot debate over California’s perchlorate contamination
By Michael Collins
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – January 20, 2005
The January 10 release of a National Academy of Sciences report on the hazards of the rocket fuel oxidizer perchlorate has the defense and aerospace industry crowing while some environmentalists sing […]

UPPING THE ANTE

National Academy of Sciences report reignites debate on danger of perchlorate
By Michael Collins
Pasadena Weekly – January 20, 2005
The Jan. 10 release of the National Academy of Sciences report on the hazards of perchlorate recommends national drinking water standards be radically more lax than those that the Environmental Protection Agency […]

DUMB AND DUMBER

Protecting kids from perchlorate isn’t rocket science
By Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter – January 20, 2005
On Jan. 10, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released a report on the hazards of perchlorate that has the defense and aerospace industry crowing and some environmentalists singing the blues.
The NAS report recommends national drinking […]

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Simi Valley’s Rocketdyne facility was blasted by 50 years of rocket engines and nuclear reactor meltdowns, leaving a toxic disaster atop what residents call “The Hill.” Runoff may be poisoning Southland residents. And now the government just broke a promise to clean it up.
By Michael Collins and Sharon McKenna
Los Angeles […]

THE SINS OF ROCKETDYNE

By Michael Collins and Sharon McKenna
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – July 3, 2003
Last week’s news that the toxic chemical perchlorate was found gurgling from a groundwater well, nearly a mile outside the northern border of the Rocketdyne facility, shocked many Simi and San Fernando valley residents. But former Rocketdyne worker Lynwood […]

PERCHLORATE PATROL

Cal-EPA comes down on Simi Valley’s Rocketdyne facility
By Michael Collins
Los Angeles ValleyBeat – October 23, 2003

The toxic leaks continue at the Rocketdyne lab in Simi Valley. After high levels of the toxic rocket fuel oxidizer perchlorate were found this summer near the facility, California’s Environmental Protection Agency (Cal-EPA) ordered the […]

Aerojet Documents

Aerojet – Chino Hills on – Wikimapia: http://wikimapia.org/96906/Aerojet-Facility
Google Earth Community: http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1143369&site_id=1#import
Department of Toxic Substances Control Aerojet – Chino Hills website:
http://www.envirostor.dtsc.ca.gov/public/hwmp_profile_report.asp?global_id=CAD981457302
Carbon Canyon Chronicle: Excellent local coverage of Chino Hills and Aerojet: http://carboncanyonchronicle.blogspot.com/
DTSC Public Participation Specialist, Stacey Lear:
http://www.envirostor.dtsc.ca.gov/public/hwmp_contact_info.asp?global_id=CAD981457302&rid=AAAOKKAAHAAEviPAAW

Answer.com’s on Aerojet-General Corporation: http://www.answers.com/topic/aerojet
GenCorp’s website: http://www.gencorp.com/
Aerojet’s website: http://www.aerojet.com/home.php
GenCorp’s Aerojet – Chino Hills webpage with […]

LIVING NEXT TO A WAR FACTORY

Neighbors of closed Aerojet plant worry about their health and water
By Michael Collins
LA Weekly – May 11, 2000

Fred Sharp thought it was funny the time his son brought home 20 rounds of machine-gun ammo he had found in his Chino Hills neighborhood. But Sharp, a Vietnam vet and bomb expert, […]

RUSSIANS, ROCKETS AND THE SANTA ANA RIVER

A closed weapons plant in the Chino Hills may be leaking hazardous chemicals into the Santa Ana River.
By Michael Collins
Orange County Weekly – May 18, 2000
Fred Sharp thought it was funny the time his son brought home 20 rounds of machine-gun ammo he had found in his Chino Hills neighborhood. […]