Congressman Henry Waxman’s office yields over 5,000 pages of Veterans Administration data about radiation dump under Brentwood School and dog park. EnviroReporter.com analyzing treasure trove.
City of Simi Valley tests Runkle Canyon water and soil for arsenic after Radiation Rangers’ samples show same. Rangers release full Pat-Chem lab report on heavy metals in Runkle Canyon Creek.
Waxman waffles on nuke dump
Rep. Henry Waxman refuses repeated media requests for 5,500 pages of information supplied him by Department of Veterans Affairs’ West Los Angeles VA regarding their biomedical nuclear dump.
The Radiation Rangers
Los Angeles CityBeat & ValleyBeat cover story “The Radiation Rangers” reveals high arsenic, nickel and vanadium in Runkle Canyon surface water found by undaunted citizen sentinels.
Brentwood School study claims no rads on campus
Brentwood nuke dump expert says ENVIRON’s 12 subsurface soil borings at Brentwood School are insufficient to make safety claims. School ends up replacing upper baseball field.
Runkle EIR radiation report “not considered useful”
Simi Valley residents, at invite of City of Simi Valley, submit questions to state Radiologic Health Branch about Runkle Canyon exposé in Los Angeles CityBeat and EnviroReporter.com.
Brentwood nuke dump controversy mushrooms
Brentwood School hires two firms to test soil for radioactive and chemical contamination. Testing will be flawed by picking wrong locations through unsound science or possibly worse.
Developer claims contradict investigation’s findings
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.