The Boeing Company hosts public hikes and tours through Santa Susana Field Laboratory areas contaminated with radiation and chemicals as part of its efforts to paint SSFL as ready parkland not needing full cleanup.
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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.
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.
Lab owner Boeing may have been illegally tearing down radioactively impacted buildings at Rocketdyne, then dumping and recycling the metal, concrete and asphalt.
Cleanup opponents claim remediating nuclear and chemical contamination at SSFL is bad. One boasts that eating dirt at the lab wouldn’t be hazardous even at 1,000 times background.
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.
State DTSC denies revelations of Boeing illegally dumping and recycling radioactive material from former Rocketdyne, site of America’s worst partial nuclear reactor meltdown in 1959.
Consumer Watchdog and a coalition of environmental groups threatened to sue State over Boeing illegally tearing down radioactive structures at Santa Susana Field Laboratory.
Boeing’s lobbying power, and its success in turning DTSC into a ‘captured agency’ assures that contamination will continue to gush into the L.A. River, object of a $2 billion renovation.
DTSC called a “captured agency.” Astroturf collaborators claim no more cleanup is needed, guided by greenwashing plan by publicist Gary Polakovic . Contamination discounted.
Boeing greenwashes the polluted Rocketdyne site above the San Fernando Valley by pushing for and offering to fund an “astroturf” Community Advisory Group (CAG) led by Christina Walsh.
Five-part exposé. Thousands of pages of documents, reports, interviews, e-mails, photographs and surveillance video of demolition at SSFL reveal vast Boeing meltdown makeover.
Shocking new Rocketdyne radiation readings show cesium-137 at nearly 9,300 times normal background. Worse yet, U.S. EPA baits and switches radiation background numbers.