EnviroReporter.com detects 65.1% higher than normal radiation in Sencha green tea from Japan purchasef at a Japanese-run store in Southern California by Radiation Station’s Dale Ramicone.
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West Los Angeles-bought turkey dogs test 18.7% higher than background giving new meaning to hot dog. This is why we test all the food we buy and share our results in Eat Me!
Testing of ionizer filters shows above average radiation readings in Radiation Station Santa Monica hitting 53.7% and 46.9% above background. If breathed in, this radiation could be dangerous.
Ten minute average of a rain sample gathered May 9, 2011. 42.4% above background with no radon progeny (daughters) to falsely bump this troubling reading higher. Significant sample.
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 […]
EnviroReporter.com confirms signing of final agreements between state DTSC, federal DOE and NASA to clean up Rocketdyne to background expediting remediation.
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 […]
State Department of Toxic Substances Control, in a sleight of land, has made a deal with KB Home that would leave Runkle Canyon unremediated for radioactive and chemical contamination.
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: […]
Ever since breaking the story of pollution problems in Runkle Canyon coming from neighboring Rocketdyne in spring 2005, this reporter has produced a substantial body of scientific analysis exploring the radioactive and heavy metal contaminants that impact the property. The same cannot be said for the Department of Toxic Substances […]
These question were sent in to the Department of Toxic Substances Control by reporter Michael Collins on August 16, 2010: #1) Questions for Rick Brausch and Maziar Movassaghi regarding the Runkle Response Plan: 1A) Our Response Plan comments and questions, that DTSC has not responded to, are available at http://enviroreporter.com/files/KB41docs.pdf […]
This September 15, 2010 e-mail Q & A was between reporter Michael Collins and, presumably, DTSC’s Runkle Canyon project manager Rick Brausch. The interview attempted to clarify a few points for the LA Weekly article “Rocketdyne Cleanup Won’t Help Runkle Canyon” published September 23. [Question] 1. As we discussed, the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Critics say NASA is taking a giant leap backwards by irradiating monkeys in space-travel tests By Michael Collins Pasadena Weekly – February 25, 2010 The future of manned space exploration was revealed Feb. 1 when President Obama unveiled his 2011 budget request for NASA. The president proposed ending the Constellation […]
As part of our research for part two of the cover story “Space Monkey Business” (Pasadena Weekly – February 25, 2010) we interviewed Mike Sander of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Quotes from this interview were used in “We Robot” published the following week. Our February 17 interview appears after Sander’s […]