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Simi Valley City Council Excerpts – October 22, 2007

The Ventura County Reporter cover story “Dirty Business – New law cleaning up Rocketdyne for parkland may not stop adjacent KB Home development pushed by Simi Valley City Council” included quotes culled from these selected excerpts.
The speakers, who were limited to three minutes apiece in public comment, included “Toxic Terry” Matheney and “The Good Reverend John” [...]

DIRTY BUSINESS

New law cleaning up Rocketdyne for parkland may not stop adjacent KB Home development pushed by Simi Valley City Council
By Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter – November 1, 2007
The apocalyptic Ranch Fire marching toward Simi Valley Oct. 22 never made it to the city limits, but smoky wind gusts up to 70 mph heralded the firestorm [...]

MILLION DOLLAR MAYBE

MILLION DOLLAR MAYBE

VA commits to further Brentwood nuke dump study, though uncertainty remains
By Michael Collins
Los Angeles CityBeat – September 13, 2007
A full-blown $1 million study of a forgotten biomedical nuclear waste site in Brentwood will be done to more fully explore concerns raised in a preliminary report, it was revealed last week during a Department of Veterans [...]

DOWN THE TEST TUBES

DOWN THE TEST TUBES

KB Home’s Runkle Canyon radiation tests questioned as more groundwater pollution is found and developer negotiates cleanup agreement with state
By Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter – January 17, 2008
As soon as the Rev. John Southwick heard the latest round of Runkle Canyon soil testing for the leukemia-causing radionuclide strontium-90 (Sr-90) came back low, he started to question [...]

SPIN CYCLE

SPIN CYCLE

Selling Runkle Canyon pollution report as clean
By Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter – August 23, 2007

The headlines out of Ventura County last week must have pleased Simi Valley officials intent on convincing its citizenry of the benign nature of Runkle Canyon’s soil and water. This is where homebuilding giants KB Home and Lennar are intent on [...]

Runkle Canyon Chromium

EnviroReporter.com analysis – June 2008
MARCH 2008 ROCK SAMPLE WITH WHITE EVAPORATE
A mysterious white evaporate or precipitate was found in Runkle Canyon by Rev. John Southwick and Frank Serafine on March 26, 2008 and given the next night to Norm Riley, Rocketdyne cleanup Project Manager for Cal-EPA’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) which subsequently tested [...]

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

By Michael Collins
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – July 22, 2004
The following new readings were recently taken from test sites on the Rocketdyne property. The devil is in the details.

B-1 jet testing area:
– solvent (PCE) in soils – 2,000 parts per billion (ppb)
– solvent (PCE) in soil gas – 3,400 ppb
IEL: Instrument/equipment lab:
– primarily solvents with highest [...]

TWO MILE ISLAND

The Rocketdyne facility is more poisoned than anyone knew. Now residents and community leaders of the northwest San Fernando Valley and Ventura County supervisors want more testing before new homes get any closer.
By Michael Collins
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – July 22, 2004
“I didn’t know anything when I worked up at Rocketdyne, I just didn’t know anything,” [...]

THE RADIATION RANGERS

Developers of Simi Valley’s Runkle Canyon claim the water tested clean. Then a band of citizens discovered super-toxic goo seeping from the ground
By Michael Collins
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – June 21, 2007
The sweating point man leads a small group up the dusty inclines of Runkle Canyon. This undeveloped swath of chaparral near the town of Simi [...]

PAY DIRT

PAY DIRT

Gov. Schwarzenegger signs Kuehl bill to clean up Rocketdyne to Superfund standards; Boeing agrees to pay for remediation and donate lab to State for parkland
EnviroReporter.com — October 13, 2007
By Michael Collins

A decades-long battle over Boeing’s massive Santa Susana Field Laboratory came to a historic climax on Friday as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation that [...]

NEIGHBORHOOD THREAT

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 hills as winter winds whip through the branches of centuries-old oaks on Runkle Canyon. Shrubby mulefat and willow scrub sway in [...]

Critical Runkle Canyon documents

This timeline presents an analysis of information generated by licensed laboratories that should trip DTSC guidelines to precipitate further soil, surface water and subsurface water testing in Runkle Canyon. This information was submitted to DTSC on July 3, 2008.
* A small flag on the bottom represents an event that can’t be seen with the current [...]

Rocketdyne

Rocketdyne

ROCKETDYNE LATEST NEWS (Dozens of Posts)
Comprehensive coverage of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, home of the nation’s worst meltdown and astronomical contamination.

ROCKETDYNE PHOTO GALLERY
Photographs and maps of Rocketdyne then and now.

SELECTED ARTICLES & SERIES:
CHINA SYNDROME TOWN
EnviroReporter.com – March 6, 2014
Four-part exposé is a true tale of greed, corruption, and malfeasance where a major polluter, [...]

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EnviroReporter makes extensive use of original radiation tests, videos, databases, photographs and graphics. These multiple media platforms engage the reader and back up with hard data multiple discoveries that have been made in the course of ongoing investigations.
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Simi Valley supports Supplemental EIR for Runkle Canyon

Simi Valley supports Supplemental EIR for Runkle Canyon

The Simi Valley City Council indicated “support” for a new Runkle Canyon Supplemental Environmental Impact Report after the Radiation Rangers’ presentation at milestone meeting. More environmental tests were also ordered by State EPA of developer KB Home. DTSC’s Norm Riley said that he would review 2007 heavy metals tests of Runkle creek by the City and by the Radiation Rangers.

White Blight

White Blight

Radiation Rangers, Rev. John Southwick and Frank Serafine, discovered a white substance covering a vast area of Runkle Canyon on March 26, 2008. The Department of Toxic Substances Control’s Norm Riley took a sample from the Rangers, had it tested at DTSC’s lab, and gave Serafine a “Rock with White Evaporate” report.

Million Dollar Maybe

Million Dollar Maybe

The West LA VA has committed $1 million to a second phase nuclear dump survey of its property in Brentwood. “We’re going to waste a million dollars for no purpose,” a VA official said to an LA city insider in four-hour discussions before the September 6 CARES public meeting.

Runkle EIR radiation report "not considered useful"

Runkle EIR radiation report “not considered useful”

Simi Valley residents, at the invitation of the City of Simi Valley, submitted questions for the California Department of Health Services, Radiologic Health Branch regarding health issues uncovered in and EnviroReporter.com. The seven pages of observations and questions for the city and department were delivered to Mayor Paul Miller and City Manager Mike Sedell February 28.

Brentwood nuke dump controversy mushrooms

Brentwood nuke dump controversy mushrooms

In a January 30, 2007 letter to the parents and colleagues of students of Brentwood School, Head of School, Dr. Michael D. Pratt, revealed that the exclusive private school on leased West LA VA land had hired two firms to evaluate school soil for radioactive and chemical contamination first reported by Los Angeles CityBeat and EnviroReporter.com last May.

Developer claims contradict investigation's findings

Developer claims contradict investigation’s findings

KB Home’s subcontractors claim that their testing indicates that only .26 out of a million people exposed to the Sr-90 at Runkle Canyon, even though the U.S. EPA clearly states otherwise. The government’s findings further highlight problems with the project’s EIR that EnviroReporter.com has analyzed. Those problems could give the city grounds to ask for a new EIR.