Rocketdyne

Corn on the Coca

The Coca complexis polluted by volatile organic compounds including trichloroethylene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), metals, and dioxins.

Bravo Beauty

The golden tones and aquamarine color make this previously unpublished photograph from 1960 one of the most awe-inspiring images we’ve ever seen of a rocket test at Bravo.

Coup de Goo

Department of Toxic Substances Control replaces Rocketdyne and Runkle Canyon’s cleanup project manager Norm E. Riley criticized by the Radiation Rangers as a developer dupe.

Who Are These People?

Some of these folks are sparkling writers like Joan Trossman Bien, D’Lanie Blaze, and Margery Brown. Others are devoted activists Bill Bowling, people who are make a difference.

Truckin’

Why Boeing would mischaracterize the number of trucks going down into the San Fernando Valley and not volunteer to have environmental protections during this clean up?

Goo To Go

Thousands of truckloads of toxic cargo could rumble through the San Fernando Valley over the lifetime of the Rocketdyne cleanup, scheduled for completion in 2017.

More Meltdown Man

“They had two broken fuel rods they had to remove from the reactor core. The last one pulled and fell on the floor before they could get it into the lead cask, and contaminated the High Bay area.”

The Gloves Come Off

“What you don’t know is that in these secret negotiations that have gone on the last seven months, DOE, NASA, and Boeing have been resisting complying with that law and attempting to break the promise that they made to the Congress.”

Meltdown Denier

Who has the time to actually go to a source when you can just be it yourself and impersonate reporters all in an effort to deny Rocketdyne’s 1959 meltdown? Chris Rowe does.

Meltdown Dustup

Worst meltdown in U.S. history happened 30 miles northwest of L.A. for two weeks from July 13-26, 1959. Meltdown spewed hundreds of times more radiation than Three Mile Island in 1979.

The Promised Land

Gov. Schwarzenegger terminates uncertainty of Rocketdyne cleanup with historic move that keeps California in charge – for now. Long bitter battle of Rocketdyne seems resolved but certainly isn’t.