Tag: heavy metals

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.

Screen capture from AEG YouTube video rendering of fireworks at rock concert at just-approved Farmers Field in Los Angeles.

AEG’s Perchlorate Problem

AEG’s Farmers Field $1.2 billion project gets nod from L. A. Planning Commission despite EIR leaving out data about toxic oxidizer perchlorate in fireworks facility will shoot off every day.

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.

Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke

6,400 fireworks at Santa Monica Pier’s 100th birthday fail to ignite much excitement. Pyrotechnics get lost in toxic smoke which descends on thousands with perchlorate, heavy metals.