The terrorism and nuclear proliferation expert on how the Iranian impasse could be resolved by putting the country on ‘probation’ By Michael Collins Los Angeles CityBeat June 15, 2006 The international dispute over Iran’s fledgling nuclear program has reached an impasse, and, shockingly, the Bush administration’s response has been more […]
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West LA Veterans Administration master plan protects old nuclear dump from development after 13-year fight
Proposed master plan for West LA VA fails to include 2007 and 2010 VA studies confirming high radiation and chemicals in its biomedical nuclear dump.
Historic dumping grounds beneath the spectacular VA land finally get tested. By Michael Collins LA Weekly – December 10, 2009 Several days ago, men wearing radiation dosimeters stood on the Veteran Administration’s West Los Angeles property, atop an old toxic dump that partially underlies Barrington Recreation Center’s baseball fields and […]
Despite outrage over soldiers’ tombstones disposed of VA’s biomedical nuclear and chemical dump in Brentwood, $1 million Phase II testing for toxins begins. VA ducks questions.
A popular Brentwood dog park on Veterans Administration property is built over an old radioactive waste dump that may soon be unearthed by proposed development By Michael Collins Los Angeles CityBeat – May 25, 2006 SUVs and luxury sedans glide into the Barrington Dog Park just south of Sunset Boulevard […]
Sixty years ago today, Soviet Union detonated their first atomic weapon, “Joe-1” which was size of “Fat Man” that America dropped on Nagasaki killing 80,000 people.
Dr. James Yamazaki, 93, speaks at Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles about the human toll of nuclear warfare and specific vulnerability of children.
Exclusive 2019 Update: VICTORY AT THE VA – West LA Veterans Administration master plan protects old nuclear dump from development January 28, 2016 This handsome display at the VA master plan celebration January 28, 2016. The now-approved master plan’s previous draft didn’t mention the biomedical nuclear and chemical dump leaking […]
Congratulations Michael and Denise on two very impressive years at Enviroreporter. My involvement with you and Denise, as both a “Radiation Ranger” and a friend, has been very rewarding for me. A special thanks to you both for keeping this old brain working on all the scientific reporting you share […]
By Bennett Ramberg Los Angeles Daily Journal – January 12, 2005 Although the Cold War ended a decade ago, its environmental legacy lives on. How to resolve nuclear contamination risks at government sites across the United States has become a matter of contention. A precedent-setting standard may emerge from recent […]
Exclusive 2019 Update: VICTORY AT THE VA – West LA Veterans Administration master plan protects old nuclear dump from development P. 11/76: “If significant amounts of medical debris were encountered, all activity in that areas would be suspended and a Health and Safety Plan (HSP) would be prepared. The HSP […]
Exclusive 2019 Update: VICTORY AT THE VA – West LA Veterans Administration master plan protects old nuclear dump from development This 530-page file includes numerous reports from the 1960s on and provides a great deal of information that previously had only been available in hard copy. Following are snippets and […]
In dire need of a plan to protect nuclear power plants By Michael Collins LA Weekly – November 7, 2001 Governor Gray Davis drew ire last week for releasing a confidential FBI warning that four of California‘s bridges could be terrorist targets. The governor, it seemed, was doing too much […]
Criminal charges filed in fatal explosion By Michael Collins (LA Weekly – May 5, 1999)On July 26, 1994, two scientists at Rocketdyne’s Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Otto Heiney and Larry Pugh, “placed [rocket propellant] in a container over a bed of sawdust and then ignited [it] with an electric match […]
A popular Brentwood dog park on Veterans Administration property is build over an old radioactive waste dump that may soon be unearthed by proposed development. by Michael Collins EnviroReporter.com – May 18, 2006SUVs and luxury sedans glide into the Barrington Dog Park parking lot just south of Sunset Boulevard in […]