Post Tagged with: "KB Home"

Runkle Canyon Fraud and Folly

Runkle Canyon Fraud and Folly

Fight intensifies over KB Home development in Runkle Canyon heavy metal and radioactive contamination. False statements and illegal taping plague Simi Valley planning commission meeting.

Runkle Canyon Tanks

Runkle Canyon Tanks

KB Home representative and his attorney, perhaps flustered by the vocal opposition to the project, proceed to embark on an odyssey of ‘factual inaccuracies’ about Runkle Canyon development.

Runkle Roulette

Runkle Roulette

New contamination has been found on the Runkle Canyon development site and evidence that KB Home has blocked government requests for Clean Water Act data mandated by law.

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.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls

On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Simi Valley’s Radiation Rangers take Runkle Canyon developer KB Home to task after its former head, Bruce Karatz, was convicted of four felonies.

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.

EnviroReporter.com Runkle Canyon Comments

EnviroReporter.com Runkle Canyon Comments

KB Home gave DTSC 41 environmental reports on Runkle Canyon and EnviroReporter.com analyzed each one and presented its 28 pages of findings to DTSC in July 2008.

ACME Runkle Canyon Comments

ACME Runkle Canyon Comments

Aerospace Cancer Museum of Education’s founder and director Bill Bowling says that the Runkle Canyon cleanup plan is inadequate and doesn’t address toxic trichlorethylene being found on the property.

Runkle and the Rule of Law

Runkle and the Rule of Law

“What is the purpose of us going to all that work trying to get to the bottom of this if it’s going to be ignored?” said one of the Runkle Canyon Radiation Rangers. “This is serious business.

Runkle Rousing

Runkle Rousing

State project manager for the KB Home/DTSC cleanup agreement, Norm Riley, said nothing about public input he’d received, including the Radiation Rangers’ response plan comments.

Runkle Park - Build it and they will bum

Runkle Park – Build it and they will bum

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, looking at a $1.5 million shortfall in its upcoming budget, plans to drop $1.5 million on a “Runkle Park” with no mention of the pollution problems.

Mountains of Goo

Mountains of Goo

Runkle Canyon’s Radiation Rangers uncover KB Home’s promise to remove two giant mountains of slag material that are leaking pools of toxic sludge. Rangers say it’s a mountain of malarkey.

Simi, We Have a Problem

Simi, We Have a Problem

DTSC meeting on Runkle Canyon. CBG’s Dan Hirsch, rips Response Plan as “propoganda” and says 2004 Environmental Impact Report, approved by City Council, was “fraudulent.”

Documents Confirm More Runkle Contamination

Documents Confirm More Runkle Contamination

EnviroReporter.com completed its analysis of thousands of pages of KB Home reports and radiological and chemical contamination in Runkle Canyon may be worse than previously known.

Reassessing Runkle

Reassessing Runkle

KB Home agrees to supply DTSC with at least 41 extensive reports and documents for their inspection of Runkle Canyon and pay for the $114,884 that the initial work will cost.

Down the Test Tubes

Down the Test Tubes

KB Home’s lab Dade Moeller has produced a 10-page report that shows strontium-90 radiation only a quarter of “background” for the area, and a fraction of previous sampling results.