Federal and state agencies conspire to gut cleanup but cleanup activists protesters vow to roll back phony pro-polluter petition. New group of young mothers with children with rare cancers assert lab is the cause.
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.
Bonnie Klea is the Atomic Avenger, an American who has taken her considerable skills and perseverance to fight for the rights of the nation’s nuclear workers.
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.
Recruiting men and women for aerospace and experimental nuclear reactor work in the 1950s for Rocketdyne was art, literally. The company used fascinating brochures.
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.
Why Boeing would mischaracterize the number of trucks going down into the San Fernando Valley and not volunteer to have environmental protections during this clean up?
Thousands of truckloads of toxic cargo could rumble through the San Fernando Valley over the lifetime of the Rocketdyne cleanup, scheduled for completion in 2017.
50 years ago the Sodium Reactor Experiment meltdown that began on July 13, 1959 was spewing out 260 to 459 times more radiation than Three Mile Island’s meltdown in 1979.
Denise Anne Duffield, my multi-award-winning website designer, editor and better half, pulls out all the stops in this redesign for 2009. The website has since significantly evolved.
Marge Brown, former juvenile probation officer and opera singer, has vocalized for a complete cleanup of Rocketdyne even as she’s tried to appease astroturfers opposed to it.
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.
Gov. Schwarzenegger terminates uncertainty of Rocketdyne cleanup with historic move that keeps California in charge – for now. Long bitter battle of Rocketdyne seems resolved but certainly isn’t.
Department of Toxics Substances Control begins massive cleanup of Rocketdyne dump next to Sage Ranch State Park. Debris field includes cancerous asbestos and pipes lined with toxic antimony.
Gov. Schwarzenegger signs SB-990, a bill by State Senator Sheila Kuehl to clean up Rocketdyne to Superfund standards. Boeing agrees to pay for remediation and donate lab for parkland.
KB Home’s subcontractors claim that their testing indicates that only .26 out of a million people exposed to the Sr-90 at Runkle Canyon, even though the U.S. EPA clearly states otherwise.