Tag: Department of Toxic Substances Control

China Syndrome Town

China Syndrome Town

EnviroReporter.com exposes plots that would keep the Santa Susana Field Laboratory radioactive and chemically contaminated, saving the polluters hundreds of millions.

High Stakes for Hot Property

High Stakes for Hot Property

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.

Glow in the Dark Park

Glow in the Dark Park

Lab owner Boeing may have been illegally tearing down radioactively impacted buildings at Rocketdyne, then dumping and recycling the metal, concrete and asphalt.

Truth or Scare?

Truth or Scare?

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.

Rewriting Rocketdyne

Rewriting Rocketdyne

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.

Boeing’s Meltdown Mess

Boeing’s Meltdown Mess

Consumer Watchdog and a coalition of environmental groups threatened to sue State over Boeing illegally tearing down radioactive structures at Santa Susana Field Laboratory.

LA River Headwaters at SSFL - William Preston Bowling

Up a River Without a Cleanup

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.

Boeing lobbyist Peter Weiner testifies in support of DTSC director Debbie Raphael

Toxic Department

DTSC called a “captured agency.” Astroturf collaborators claim no more cleanup is needed, guided by greenwashing plan by publicist Gary Polakovic . Contamination discounted.

Operation Astroturf

Operation Astroturf

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.

Boeing’s Meltdown Makeover

Boeing’s Meltdown Makeover

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.

Radiation Readings Soar at Rocketdyne*

Radiation Readings Soar at Rocketdyne*

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.

Schwarzenegger’s Chemical Romance

Schwarzenegger’s Chemical Romance

Environmentalists are crying foul over the last minute gutting of the Green Chemistry Initiative by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Department of Toxic Substances Control.

Backgrounded

Backgrounded

EnviroReporter.com confirms signing of final agreements between state DTSC, federal DOE and NASA to clean up Rocketdyne to background expediting remediation.

The Road to Runkle

The Road to Runkle

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.

Sleight of Land

Sleight of Land

Lost in the glow of an historic deal to clean up the old Rocketdyne is the fact that the cleanup will stop at the edge of the property line and not include contamination-impacted Runkle Canyon.