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Corporate Pointe sits on 51 acres of an 81-acre former aerospace and nuclear-research facility once occupied by Hughes Missile Group, Rocketdyne, Atomics International and Raytheon Missile Systems. The expanse of land was riddled with heavy metal, chemical and radiological contamination.
TRW in 1959
Hughes-Rocketdyne in 1960
Atomics International in 1962
Hughes Aircraft & Missile
Atomics International workers at 'hot lab' in
undated photo. Mechanical arms assist
worker at left in manipulating radioactive
substances inside shielded area while man
at right watches with binoculars.
Thompson Ramo Woodridge -1962
Boeing's entrance at the West Hills property
Boeing's garden at Corporate Pointe West Hills
Ponce Avenue in 1962 in then-Canoga Park
now named West Hills. Bonnie Klea, who
has lived on this street for 37 years, says
cancers in the area are high. State studies
show that high bladder cancers are in three
census tracts in the area, including this one.
Bonnie Klea, with Bill Bowling in
background, at January 9, 2009
Farmlab salon about LA River pollution.
Bonnie Klea's case for
contamination is extensive.
West Hills resident Bonnie Klea, left, first uncovered problems with the Raytheon property in 1995. Bill Bowling, right, and Klea are in the Aerospace Cancer Museum of Education - Los Angeles, or ACME-LA, located on the other side of now-dry Chatsworth Reservoir.
Idle groundwater remediating system
Idle groundwater remediating system. Above is the northwest edge of property with reservoir embankment in background.
Groundwater remediating system
at Corporate Pointe West Hills.
This photo shows the roof of a new
Corporate Pointe parking structure that,
according to Klea, was built over an "area
of concern" (AOC) without proper
government oversight. AOCs are areas with
contamination, in this case with vaporizing
freon and radioactivity in the groundwater.