Tag: Aerojet Chino Hills

Dead for the Hills - Aerojet Rocketdyne Chino Hills

Dead for the Hills

Controversial Cal-EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control nearing release of Aerojet Rocketdyne Chino Hills facility for unrestricted use including residential development. Seven year long EnviroReporter.com investigation finds site riddled with high radiation and chemical contamination in water and soil. DTSC mangles science, hides from reporters and clumsily tries to shepherd this project even as the community is becoming up in arms.

Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind

Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind

DTSC’s Cypress office informed EnviroReporter that it had amended its Aerojet Chino Hills website to accurately reflect where the polluted 800-acre facility is located. It failed.

The BLU-49 was a ring-tailed anti-personnel fragmentation bomblet.

Bombs Away at Aerojet Chino Hills

Aerojet and Weston have done a good job finding 52 “munitions and explosives of concern” across a 39-acre area of the 800-acre facility, along with 70 pounds of munitions debris.

Blow In Place

Blow In Place

Does $46 million Aerojet Chino Hills cleanup go far enough? Missing munitions, untested groundwater, depleted uranium and radiation running off facility into Santa Ana River are concerns.

Series of conveyor belts for soil inspection yielded 60 tons of  munitions fragments.

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”.