Boeing picketed and protester discovers broken and corroded pipe with possible deadly antimony insulation out in the open.
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.
EnviroReporter.com marks a major milestone – the online news organization turns 10 today having begun publishing May 18, 2006 with a story about the biomedical nuclear and chemical dump in the Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood. Story stopped a $4 billion scheme to privatize the West L.A. Veterans Administration. So began this award-winning environmental news outfit which says its best is yet to come.
Approved draft master plan for West LA VA is fraudulent throughout, renaming and reclassifying VA’s nuke dump as green space already used for recreation.
Proposed master plan for West LA VA fails to include 2007 and 2010 VA studies confirming high radiation and chemicals in its biomedical nuclear dump.
ATSDR backs away from hoax petition to declare SSFL safe through study reinterpretation. Community, electeds triumph over polluter allies.
ATSDR says it will pursue and expand its Boeing-touted proposal to re-evaluate health risks from SSFL. Boeing’s own reports show site soil even more deadly than already known.
Federal and state agencies conspire to gut cleanup but cleanup activists protesters vow to roll back phony pro-polluter petition. New group of young mothers with children with rare cancers assert lab is the cause.
EnviroReporter.com exposes plots that would keep the Santa Susana Field Laboratory radioactive and chemically contaminated, saving the polluters hundreds of millions.
Revived SSFL Work Group meeting in Simi Valley about the massive Santa Susana Field Laboratory 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, site of the nation’s worst meltdown.
Department of Energy falsely inflates the amount of radioactive Rocketdyne dirt to be excavated by five times and considers lesser cleanup standards than its signed DTSC agreement.
In the face of withering media coverage in LA Weekly and elsewhere, the Schwarzenegger Administration has pulled an about-face on the gutting of new chemical regulations.
EnviroReporter.com confirms signing of final agreements between state DTSC, federal DOE and NASA to clean up Rocketdyne to background expediting remediation.
EnviroReporter.com discovers a pathway for pollutants from rocket test stands into the soil and groundwater at Rocketdyne – massive amounts of water sprayed after firings.
Obama Administration announces new Environmental Protection Agency initiative to test previously ignored chemicals that may be harming humans and the environment.
Walsh’s 13 pages of “Comments on the Runkle Canyon Response Plan” came before she began cozying up to Boeing and threatening community members and reporters.