Search Results for "Michael Collins"

49th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards Gala Dinner

The 49th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards Gala Dinner was held June 16, 2007 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. took home the following awards: 
JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – (Print under 100K circulation)
Michael Collins, Los Angeles CityBeat
Judges’ comment: “First class journalism by a dedicated and dogged journalist. […]


L.A. Press Club Board Member/Judge Michael Collins wins First Place for in the Investigative/Series for Daily/Weekly Newspapers Under 100,000 Circulation for his “Rocketdyne Ranch” expose of Ahmanson Ranch.

L.A. Press Club Board Member/Judging Chair Michael Collins wins Second Place for Journalist of the Year for Daily/Weekly Newspapers Under 100,000 Circulation. Collins […]

Los Angeles Press Club 50th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards Gala Dinner

The 50th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards Gala Dinner was held June 21, 2008 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. took home some several awards.
Michael Collins, Ventura County Reporter, “Dirty Business”
Judges’ comment: “Collins provides an unflinching look at […]

Ten Years After – Two Years On – Letters

Congratulations Michael and Denise on two very impressive years at Enviroreporter. My involvement with you and Denise, as both a “Radiation Ranger” and a friend, has been very rewarding for me. A special thanks to you both for keeping this old brain working on all the scientific reporting you […]

Ten Years After – Two Years On

Denise Anne Duffield and I launched in May 2006. In conjunction with Los Angeles CityBeat, we broke a five-year investigation called “Real Hot Property” about a forgotten nuclear dump on Veterans Administration land in Brentwood California.
A story that hot deserved an even hotter website so we loaded up […]

Ventura County Board of Supervisors Resolution

On January 25, 2007, Michael Collins received a resolution from the Ventura County Board of Supervisors in honor of his journalist achievements and career as an investigative reporter. The resolution was presented at the Los Angeles Press Club at a celebration of Michael’s 50th birthday and 24 years as […]


By Bennett Ramberg
Los Angeles Daily Journal – January 12, 2005
Although the Cold War ended a decade ago, its environmental legacy lives on. How to resolve nuclear contamination risks at government sites across the United States has become a matter of contention. A precedent-setting standard may emerge from recent litigation initiated […]

Aerojet Cleans Up Its Explosive Act

Aerojet Cleans Up Its Explosive Act

Public meeting in Chino Hills to detail 10-year effort to clean up 800-acre site. Unexploded ordnance and toxic chemicals scoured from soil at 14-acre “Open Burn/Open Detonation Unit”.

Corporate Point Documents & Links

Newest to oldest, generally, in descending order:
August 7, 2009
Los Angeles City Council votes 12-0 to ratify Corporate Pointe at West Hills ordnance and resolution green-lighting developer Trammell Crow’s development without having an Environmental Impact Report done. Site rezoned which allows higher limits for radiological, chemical and heavy metals.‘s “Eating […]


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 13

This document is also available on Congressman Waxman’s website here. 
According to this document, Virginia-based MicroTech, LLC, billed the VA $2,508 on March 9, 2006 “to update the environmental baseline report” with new information that would refute its own report that radioactive waste is buried beneath Brentwood School’s athletic fields. With […]

Nuclear Biomedical Waste Buried in Brentwood

Publish date: December 19, 2007
Last updated: December 21, 2007
Reporter’s NOTES – Hena Cuevas
I first interviewed environmental reporter Michael Collins in late 2006 about his reports on contamination at Runkle Canyon in Simi Valley, Calif. Back then, he mentioned something that peaked my interest. He told me that he was looking […]

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 scope of […]

Phase I Report Analysis

This March 2, 2007 Final Radiological Inspection Report, submitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs, was completed by Pleasant Hill-based Millennium Consulting Associates under the direction of Mr. Michael Noel CIH, an amiable gentleman who actually gained the trust of the community when he addressed it in late November 2006 […]


Greenpeace under fire for cost-cutting closures
By Michael Collins
LA Weekly – August 15, 1997
Environmental activists were in a state of shock last week when Greenpeace USA, the venerable ecowarrior organization, decided to close all its regional offices and hole up in its Washing¬ton, D.C., national headquarters. The July 30 press release […]


By Michael Collins
LA Weekly – October 29, 1998
Money isn’t everything, but opponents of Proposition 9, the statewide ballot measure that would require a 20 percent rollback in electricity rates, are hoping it’s enough to crush the initiative. Among those furiously funneling cash to “Californians Against Higher Taxes,” (which morphed into […]


By Michael Collins
LA Weekly – April 15, 1999
The proposed Ward Valley nuclear dump is near death, but how much will taxpayers have to shell out to bury it? That’s the big question after U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan’s ruling that the federal government doesn’t have to turn over 1,000 acres […]


By Michael Collins
(LA Weekly – October 28, 1999)
Environmentalists and Sen. Barbara Boxer are assailing the pro-nuclear composition of the state committee charged with coming up with an alternative to the absurd, and now abandoned, Ward Valley nuclear dump in the Mojave Desert. Nuclear waste generators, medical, academic and industrial, outnumber […]