AEROJET CHINO HILLS – LATEST NEWS
The site, near the juncture of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, detonated mustard- and tear-gas weapons, exploded depleted uranium-tipped projectiles, and produced a galaxy of bombs and munitions.
Perchlorate draining off Aerojet Chino Hills – October 26, 2017
Surface and subsurface water tests ordered by DTSC in response to EnviroReporter.com comments finds high perchlorate, explosive RDX and uranium. DTSC notifies no one about it.
Dead for the Hills – June 30, 2016
High radiation, perchlorate, heavy metals left in water and soil and uranium in Aerojet surface water over three times drinking limit as it drains down Soquel Canyon Creek to Orange County aquifer.
2016 EnviroReporter.com comments on Aerojet Rocketdyne Chino Hills cleanup
EnviroReporter.com lauds efforts to remove tainted soil and leftover munitions but questions DTSC’s conclusions about radiation and chemicals impacting Aerojet Chino Hills surface and subsurface water.
2009 EnviroReporter.com comments on Aerojet Rocketdyne Chino Hills cleanup
Surface water leaving site contaminated with uranium exceeding Maximum Contaminant Level for this drinking water source which drains into Santa Ana River which replenishes Orange County aquifers. Radiation and munition residue in dirt.
AEROJET CHINO HILLS OB/OD CLOSURE, CLEANUP UPDATE – SPRING 2009
State solicits public comment on impending closure of 14-acre Open Burn/Open Detonation area. EnviroReporter.com analysis of OB/OP documents reveals vast areas still untested for munitions and depleted uranium contamination though DU ordnance used heavily.
AEROJET CHINO HILLS – CLEAN UP
Background and history on the Aerojet Chino Hills facility and multi-million dollar clean-up effort.
AEROJET CHINO HILLS – PHOTO GALLERY
Gallery begins in early 2000 with EnviroReporter.com‘s Michael Collins exploring the site for LA Weekly. Then a fire that swept Aerojet later that year. Extensive collection DTSC photos of cleanup.
AEROJET CHINO HILLS – DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
EnviroReporter.com gets a lot of traffic regarding Aerojet-Chino Hills which shows its importance to our audience. Further coverage is forthcoming and will be evidenced by yet more articles, photos and documentation
MICHAEL COLLINS PRINT ARTICLES (from newest to oldest):
LA Weekly – November 9, 2000
Michael Collins ends up helping firefighters get a grip on hazards of burning Aerojet.
RUSSIANS, ROCKETS AND THE SANTA ANA RIVER
Orange County Weekly – May 18, 2000
A closed weapons plant in the Chino Hills may be leaking hazardous chemicals into the Santa Ana River.
LIVING NEXT TO A WAR FACTORY
LA Weekly – May 3, 2000
Neighbors of closed Aerojet plant worry about their health and water. The Chino Hills site is littered with high explosive material, unexploded munitions and depleted uranium.