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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.

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: […]

EnviroReporter.com’s analysis of the final DTSC Runkle Canyon Response Plan

Ever since breaking the story of pollution problems in Runkle Canyon coming from neighboring Rocketdyne in spring 2005, this reporter has produced a substantial body of scientific analysis exploring the radioactive and heavy metal contaminants that impact the property. The same cannot be said for the Department of Toxic Substances […]

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 […]

BRENTWOOD’S TOXIC GRAVE

BRENTWOOD’S TOXIC GRAVE

Historic dumping grounds beneath the spectacular VA land finally get tested. LA Weekly – December 10, 2009 Several days ago, men wearing radiation dosimeters stood on the Veteran Administration’s West Los Angeles property, atop an old toxic dump that partially underlies Barrington Recreation Center’s baseball fields and a city dog […]

Collins to VA Questions 12-16-09

Collins to VA Questions 12-16-09

[Note that this version of Michael Collins’ questions for the VA includes redacted identifiers that were not in the original December 16, 2009 letter.] Mr. Eric Gutierrez Office of Public and Consumer Affairs (310) 478-3711 Ext. XXXX XXXX@va.gov VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Hi Eric, Thanks for calling yesterday […]

Grave Mistakes

Grave Mistakes

Despite outrage over soldiers’ tombstones disposed of VA’s biomedical nuclear and chemical dump in Brentwood, $1 million Phase II testing for toxins begins. VA ducks questions.

REAL HOT PROPERTY – LA CITYBEAT

REAL HOT PROPERTY – LA CITYBEAT

A popular Brentwood dog park on Veterans Administration property is built over an old radioactive waste dump that may soon be unearthed by proposed development By Michael Collins Los Angeles CityBeat – May 25, 2006 SUVs and luxury sedans glide into the Barrington Dog Park just south of Sunset Boulevard […]

There Lies the Fault

There Lies the Fault

After extensive investigation, EnviroReporter.com may have discovered the source of Runkle Canyon’s heavy metal nightmare which has stalled KB Home’s development plans for two years.

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

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 […]

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.”

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.

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 […]