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Eat Me

Eat Me

EnviroReporter.com expands Radiation Station’s Fukushima fallout coverage to include choices for rad free food foraging. This is in part a reaction to the government’s abandonment of crucial radiation monitoring.

Eat Me Receipts

Eat Me Receipts

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These receipts can be inscrutable so we try to remedy that by spelling out the confusing ones by listing the items beneath the receipt. If items are listed and are checked (or not but are listed), they [...]

Eat Me Disclaimer

“Eat Me” LEGAL DISCLAIMER
EnviroReporter.com (“website”) Eat Me (“Eat Me”) is our website service provided to Internet viewers who want to know what we eat and drink (“food”) in order to learn from our radiation-free food foraging by receiving copies of our grocery receipts. This is because they know that we have used our best judgment [...]

Toxies Take Tinseltown

Toxies Take Tinseltown

Even the multiple meltdowns and melt-throughs in Japan at the worst nuclear reactor disaster in history can’t crimp the style of the Second Annual Toxies Red Carpet Awards for Bad Actor Chemicals taking place at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood California June 16, 2011 at 4 pm and is also streaming live on the Toxies website. This reporter’s favorite Toxie remains the silver siren with rocket booster boots named Perchlorate which has impacted water supplies in 43 states including California where millions drink this toxic rocket fuel oxidizer. Perchlorate the foxy Toxie redefines what it means to be bad.

Five Years

Five Years

EnviroReporter.com celebrates its Five Year Anniversary by looking at the beginnings of this investigative reporting and where its headed as we confront the reality of multiple meltdowns an ocean away and a government that assures the public there is no chance for radioactive exposure. Despite the grim outlook, miracles do happen, and the accomplishments of this website, totally $6 billion in saved land because of toxic contamination issues.

Radiation Station Stats

Radiation Station Stats

We’ve conducted thousands of radiation readings of air, water, rain, food, drink and other media since Radiation Station went online March 15, 2011. We have tested numerous items, substances and sites to determine if Fukushima fallout has impacted them. Those special in-situ multi-media tests, many with video documentation, will continue to be posted here regularly [...]

Radiation Nation

Radiation Nation

As the world lurches to a precipice with the multiple meltdowns at Fukushima, thousands of Americans are frantic to find the truth about the disaster. Nearly 700,000 have come to EnviroReporter.com‘s Radiation Station in just a week to watch live Los Angeles basin readings and exchange information sparked by an impending disaster.

EnviroReporter.com's Radiation Station

EnviroReporter.com’s Radiation Station

Watch a streaming webcam shot of EnviroReporter.com‘s Radiation Station picking up radiation in the Los Angeles Basin. If fallout from the Japanese Fukushima partial nuclear meltdowns and fires makes its way on the jet stream across the Pacific Ocean into Southern California, you will find out about it on the ground in the Los Angeles Basin at this monitoring site.

Melt Down Wind

Melt Down Wind

Fukushima reactors teeter on the brink of full meltdown as huge spent fuel rods burn. Californians can’t help but think about the possibility of nuclear fallout. And for good reason. The State dismisses even the possibility that fallout could reach our shores hence no need to pre-distribute life-saving KI pills that fight radioactive iodine in the airborne goo. On top of that, no readily-accessible network of static ground-based Geiger counters exists making it increasingly possible that LA could suffer a “soft disaster” and not even know that the Hot Zone had landed on top of it.

Radiation Station

Radiation Station

EnviroReporter.com‘s “Radiation Station” will go online tomorrow. We will be able to show, in live time, just what the radiation readings are in Santa Monica which will give some indication of what the Los Angeles Basin is going to be exposed to since Santa Monica is upwind of most of the basin.

RUNKLE CANYON ON THE ROPES

RUNKLE CANYON ON THE ROPES

Rocketdyne cleanup agreements leave out adjacent canyon slated for development
By Michael Collins
Ventura County Reporter – December 9, 2010
The Dec. 6 news of the agreements between California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and both the federal Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA set off a wave of euphoria rarely experienced in the long saga of [...]

Backgrounded

Backgrounded

EnviroReporter.com has confirmed through two independent sources that signing of final agreements between the California EPA’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA for the cleanup of the former Santa Susana Field Laboratory site in Simi Valley will happen later today.

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 meeting Dec. 11 at the Grande Vista Hotel [...]

The Road to Runkle

The Road to Runkle

California EPA’s Department of Toxic Substances Control, in a sleight of land, has negotiated a deal with KB Home that would leave the 1,595-acre property virtually unremediated for radioactive and chemical contamination while the adjacent 2,850-acre Santa Susana Field Laboratory would be extensively cleaned up to background levels. Some Simi Valley residents, led by the Radiation Rangers, are wondering why what’s good enough for Rocketdyne isn’t good enough for Runkle.

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: The California Environmental Protection Agency division overseeing cleanup [...]

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 meeting Dec. 11 at the Grande Vista Hotel [...]

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 of nuclear and chemical experimentation at the [...]

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 battle with Boeing, Rocketdyne and various federal agencies [...]

The Right Thing to Do

The Right Thing to Do

A celebration of forty years of nuclear watchdog activism by Dan Hirsch’s Committee to Bridge the Gap brings out a Who’s Who of environmentalists recently. CBG’s numerous ‘David versus Goliath’ victories are recounted as Hirsch issues a new call to veteran activists to act now to save the planet.

Atomic Avenger

Atomic Avenger

Bonnie Klea is the Atomic Avenger, an American who has taken her considerable skills and perseverance to fight for the rights of the nation’s nuclear workers many of which have suffered terribly for the work they performed at the height of the Cold War. Klea exemplifies what a real American hero does when faced with insurmountable odds — get cracking! Her efforts are now paying off, literally, to the tune of millions of dollars of compensation for America’s nuclear cowboys who rode on the edge of radiation technology which sometimes exacted a terrible toll.

AAN the Finalists are...

AAN the Finalists are…

Deputy Editor, News of LA Weekly Jill Stewart surprises Michael Collins and EnviroReporter.com‘s editor Denise Duffield with word that our environmental exposés in the paper had made the finals in the AltWeekly Awards 2010 held by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies to be awarded July 16 in Toronto, Canada. Collins’ exposes on pollution hotspots Rocketdyne, Runkle Canyon, Corporate Pointe and the Brentwood nuclear dump resonate with the judges thanks in large part to these two delightful dynamos.

Happy Anniversary EnviroReporter.com!

Happy Anniversary EnviroReporter.com!

EnviroReporter.com debuted four years ago on May 18, 2006 alongside a Los Angeles CityBeat cover story entitled “Real Hot Property” about a biomedical nuclear and chemical dump buried in Brentwood on Department of Veterans Affairs land.
$4 billion plans to develop the West LA VA’s property by the George W. Bush Administration tanked soon after news [...]

ROCKETDYNE'S ROCKY ROAD

ROCKETDYNE’S ROCKY ROAD

Ventura County Reporter – December 31, 2009
A look back at 2009
The year started off promisingly for the astronomically polluted Santa Susana Field Laboratory, aka Rocketdyne. The Boeing-owned lab sits on 2,850 acres at the eastern border of Ventura County and is massively polluted by radiation and chemicals. A cleanup costing hundreds of millions has begun [...]

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 park, and began the federal government’s long-delayed [...]

NASA’s MONKEY BUSINESS

With Bush’s manned space initiative headed for the chopping block, why is NASA nuking monkeys?
EnviroReporter.com – February 1, 2010
The future of manned space exploration may be revealed Monday when President Obama unveils his 2011 budget request for NASA. The budget’s approval by Congress may also determine the future of 28 squirrel monkeys and renewed animal [...]