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.
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Fight intensifies over KB Home development in Runkle Canyon now called Arroyo Vista at the Woodlands. Heavy metals and radiation found and ignored.
After extensive investigation, EnviroReporter.com may have discovered the source of Runkle Canyon’s heavy metal nightmare which has stalled KB Home’s development plans for two years.
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.
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.
Will new DTSC leadership in Runkle Canyon take concerns seriously over development of this property borders the nuclear area of Rocketdyne or again favor KB Home?
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“What you don’t know is that in these secret negotiations that have gone on the last seven months, DOE, NASA, and Boeing have been resisting complying with that law and attempting to break the promise that they made to the Congress.”
Simi Valley City Council indicates “support” for new Runkle Canyon Supplemental Environmental Impact Report after Radiation Rangers’ presentation at milestone meeting.
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.