VA Nuclear Dump

VA Nuclear DumpVA NUCLEAR DUMP LATEST NEWS (10 POSTS)
EnviroReporter.com
The latest on the Brentwood dump.




VA Nuclear Dump DocumentsVA NUCLEAR DUMP DOCUMENTS
EnviroReporter.com
A comprehensive collection of documents related to the dump including detailed analysis of over 5,600 pages of VA-supplied papers obtained by Congressman Henry Waxman as well as important information that helped form the basis of our investigation.

VA NUCLEAR DUMP MAPS
Four maps that indicate the location of radioactive waste that resulted from experiments conducted by the VA and UCLA beginning in the 1940s.



VA Nuclear Dump galleryVA NUCLEAR DUMP PHOTO GALLERY
EnviroReporter.com
A collection of photographs related to the West LA VA Nuclear Dump, from the Cold War radiation experiments that created the dump, to early attempts to located it, to current use and most recent testing.


MICHAEL COLLINS PRINT ARTICLES (from newest to oldest):

BRENTWOOD’S TOXIC GRAVE
LA Weekly – December 10, 2009
Soldiers’ tombstones tossed into the West LA VA’s nuclear and chemical dump are missed or ignored by contractors conducting $1 million Phase Two testing as revelations of Brentwood School athletic fields contamination surface.


Million Dollar MaybeMILLION DOLLAR MAYBE
Los Angeles CityBeat – September 12, 2007
VA commits to further Brentwood nuke dump study, though uncertainty remains.




Nuke Em High LACBNUKE ‘EM HIGH
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – August 16, 2007
Unearthing the VA dump’s dirty secrets raises more questions than answers.




Hide and SeekHIDE AND SEEK
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – February 22, 2007
Brentwood School study finds no radiation on campus land leased from the VA, but bigger questions remain unanswered.




Nuclear ReactionsNUCLEAR REACTIONS
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – December 7,2006
Veterans Administration begins testing for radioactive waste beneath popular dog park and surrounding areas including Brentwood School. The Los Angeles Times writes, “The dumping was largely forgotten until earlier this year when reporter Michael Collins, writing for the alternative weekly Los Angeles City Beat and EnviroReporter.com, raised new concerns about the dump area.”

Digging up the DirtDIGGING UP THE DIRT
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – June 29,2006
CityBeat nuke dump expose inspires calls for new investigations by local and federal officials. From City of Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl, LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky to Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles), officials demand new independent tests of the VA’s nuclear and chemical dump.

11-14-57WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED
EnviroReporter.com – May 25, 2006
Animal and human radiation testing helped fill the Brentwood dump with toxins poisonous for up to thousands of years. These gruesome experiments were justified by VA and UCLA doctors at the time including the founder of UCLA’s medical school, Stafford Warren.

Where the Bodies are Buried LACBWHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – May 25, 2006
This Frontlines news feature enraged newspaper readers with tales of cruel animal and human radiation experimentation during the go-go years of the Cold War. Not for the squeamish. A shorter version of the EnviroReporter.com article of the same title.

img_3317_gif_smallREAL HOT PROPERTY
EnviroReporter.com – May 18, 2006
This comprehensive investigation of a nuclear dump in Brentwood, California was the debut feature of EnviroReporter.com. This groundbreaking work is the result of a five-year investigation.


Real Hot Property LACBREAL HOT PROPERTY
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – May 18, 2006
The cover story that jolted Los Angeles was soon on KNBC-Channel 4 which documented the perils of a radiation dump under a dog park and the shocked reactions of Brentwood residents and dog lovers. A shorter version of the EnviroReporter.com expose of the same name.