Tag: Department of Toxic Substances Control

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.

Cain Was Able

Cain Was Able

EnviroReporter.com was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend Steve Cain, senior environmental planner for the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Riley’s Revenge

Riley’s Revenge

Former Rocketdyne DTSC chief, Norman E. Riley admits to EnviroReporter.com misleading community on Runkle Canyon and that no public comments about cleanup plan were used.

Double Vision

Double Vision

Government’s just-sacked DTSC head of Rocketdyne remediation says the new cleanup law is too strict and that site owner Boeing is going to sue the State over the standards.

Corn on the Coca

Corn on the Coca

The Coca complexis polluted by volatile organic compounds including trichloroethylene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), metals, and dioxins.

The Aerospace Runkle Canyon Comments

The Aerospace Runkle Canyon Comments

D’Lanie Blaze questions Dade Moeller lab retesting Runkle Canyon for strontium-90 saying that Dade Moeller himself discounted any radiation danger because “we’ll soon have a cure for cancer.”

April 2014 - Aerial photo shows Runkle Canyon grading center right and radiation-contaminated Area IV of SSFL lower left - William Preston Bowling

Railroading Runkle Canyon?

Radiation Rangers ask why the cleanup plan for Runkle Canyon is being railroaded by government and developer without public input, ignoring even City of Simi Valley heavy metals report.

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.

Coup de Goo

Coup de Goo

Department of Toxic Substances Control replaces Rocketdyne and Runkle Canyon’s cleanup project manager Norm E. Riley criticized by the Radiation Rangers as a developer dupe.

Radiation Rangers Runkle Canyon Comments

Radiation Rangers Runkle Canyon Comments

“I sometimes wonder if we’re talking about the same place,” says the Reverend John Southwick of the Radiation Rangers. “The department missed the most important stuff.”

Corporate Pointe at West Hills is in Councilman Greig Smith's LA district.

“Your journalistic practices”

“Dear Mr. Collins – without getting into the content of your story, I’d like to point out to you that your quote from Ms. Winger on our staff was so badly twisted out of context that it is utterly meaningless.”

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.

Atomics International "Hot Lab" in 1962 on property now called Corporate Pointe at West Hills.

Eating Trammell Crow?

The property will not need an EIR which would have, among many other things, determined the condition of the sewer system under Corporate Pointe at West Hills.