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Corporate Pointe

Corporate Pointe

CORPORATE POINTE LATEST NEWS (3 POSTS) EnviroReporter.com The latest news on our investigation of the Corporate Pointe West Hills facility in West Hills, California. Critics contend that radiological and chemical contamination have not been completely cleaned up. CORPORATE POINTE DOCUMENTS EnviroReporter.com An extensive collection of documents and links related to […]

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 […]

VA Nuclear Dump Video

NEWS COVERAGE OF BRENTWOOD’S TOXIC DUMP “Beautiful Brentwood park may contain toxic waste” KTLA-Channel 5 News, December 16, 2009: Jaime Chambers examines Brentwood dog park subsequent to the publication of Michael Collins’ “Brentwood’s Toxic Grave” article in the LA Weekly. “Everything from needles to tombstones,” the segment begins. “An upscale […]

Diane Feinstein – January 16, 2008

EnviroReporter.com did not receive an invitation to this event though we managed to get the particulars and attend. We wanted to ask Sen. Feinstein if she knew about the veterans’ tombstones in the West LA VA’s biomedical nuclear and chemical dump. The press release to the event read: Senator Feinstein […]

Brentwood nuclear dump testing – November 30, 2006

The first day of testing included a visit by Councilman Bill Rosendahl (suit with paisley tie) to meet with the man in charge, Millennium Consulting Associates’ president Michael Noel (blue cap). Also attending was Norm Kulla, Rosendahl’s Northern District Director and Senior Counsel (suit with sunglasses) and Sue Black, the […]

Brentwood School

Brentwood School

North of the main dumping area lies VA land leased to Brentwood School. A VA-funded study in 2005 said, on pages 62-64, that there was nuclear waste buried on the property there and that either the parents didn’t know about it or didn’t care. Now they know. A 2000 ash […]

Runkle Canyon Presentation 11-17-08

On November 17, 2008, the DTSC’s Norm Riley, project head for the Runkle Canyon voluntary cleanup agreed to with KB Home, gave a presentation about the site to the Simi Valley City Council and community. The meeting was televised and streamed online. The Radiation Rangers also gave a Powerpoint presentation […]

MOUNTAINS OF GOO

KB Home promises mass grading of Runkle Canyon By Michael Collins Ventura County Reporter – April 16, 2009 Leave it to Simi Valley’s Radiation Rangers to uncover more than just contamination in Runkle Canyon, where KB Home hopes to build 465 homes in the shadow of radioactive Rocketdyne. The citizens […]

THE VALLEY’S GALAXY OF GOO

THE VALLEY’S GALAXY OF GOO

City planners make a slick zone change for easy building on toxic lands By Michael Collins LA Weekly – March 5, 2009 West Hills resident Bonnie Klea is vivacious and no-nonsense. She won a battle over a rare bladder cancer diagnosed in 1995, and has long suspected the toxins that […]

SSFL Area II – Gallery C

SSFL Area II – Gallery C

In Area II of SSFL is the Delta site, first constructed in 1957 for Thor engine testing and later modified for the Lance J-2 programs, including altitude testing. The area has also been used for the loading of propellant for Peacekeeper Stage IV. The DELTA 1 and 2 test stands […]

SSFL Area II – Gallery B

SSFL Area II – Gallery B

SSFL Area II includes the rocket test stands at the Coca Area, seen here. “Three test stands were initially constructed at the Coca area in 1956 to support the development of the Navaho and Atlas engines,” according to Rocketdyne Archives. “In 1963, two of the original stands were demolished and […]

SSFL Area II – Gallery A

SSFL Area II – Gallery A

SSFL Area II includes the rocket test stands at the Alpha Area and Bravo Area, seen below. Operational with three test stands beginning in 1955, Alpha supported the first manned orbital flight of Atlas-Mercury in 1962. Both Alpha and Bravo areas are heavily polluted as are some of the surrounding […]

Aerojet Chino Hills Clean Up

Aerojet Chino Hills Clean Up

What a difference a $46 million cleanup makes! Aerojet Chino Hills would already be covered in upscale homes without our investigation that uncovered unexploded munitions, depleted uranium and toxic fuel oxidizer perchlorate problems at this former military industrial plant. The Aerojet Chino Hills facility is 29 miles (45 km) east-southeast […]

Aerojet Chino Hills

Aerojet Chino Hills

 The Aerojet Chino Hills facility is 29 miles (45 km) east-southeast of downtown Los Angeles and has been the subject of much heated debate due to the intense contamination left there from Cold War Era activities. The property was the subject of an investigation of EnviroReporter.com’s Michael Collins back in […]

Los Angeles Press Club 47th Annual Gala

Michael Collins garnered Second Place for Journalist of the Year for newspapers under 100,000 circulation with his investigative series “Two Mile Island” in Los Angeles CityBeat. The Series: TWO MILE ISLAND BLINDED BY THE LIGHT BETWEEN ROCKETDYNE AND A HARD PLACE RADIATING OUTWARD TOXIC ODDS Annual Southern California Journalism Awards […]

William Dean Singleton

EnviroReporter.com‘s Michael Collins interviewed and wrote about William Dean Singleton in 2000 for a brief incarnation of the Greater Los Angeles Press Club’s Eightball magazine. Singleton is the founder and CEO of MediaNews Group which owns a number of publications in Southern California including the Los Angeles Daily News, Long […]