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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

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

 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 […]

Los Angeles Press Club 45th Annual Gala

Michael Collins won First Place for 2002’s best Investigative/Series for papers under 100,000 circulation for his “Rocketdyne Ranch” expose in the Ventura County Reporter. Judges’ comments: A thorough and well-written report, which even included the reporter using his own nuclear radiation monitor to find radiation that had been overlooked in […]

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. EnviroReporter.com 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 […]

Awards

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. […]

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. EnviroReporter.com took home some several awards. DAILY/WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS (Under 100,000 Circulation) — NEWS FEATURE Michael Collins, Ventura County Reporter, “Dirty Business” Judges’ comment: “Collins provides an unflinching […]

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 share […]

Ten Years After – Two Years On

Denise Anne Duffield and I launched EnviroReporter.com 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 […]