The first day of testing included a visit by city of Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl to meet with the man in charge, Millennium Consulting Associates' president Michael Noel. Also attending was Norm Kulla, Rosendahl's Northern District Director and Sue Black, the founder of Friends of Barrington Dog Park. Rosendahl negotiated for an additional $1 million to be spent on investigating the dump in September 2007, an investigation yet to be undertaken by VA despite a promise to in December 2007.
Seeing the dump being “flagged” for testing for the first time was certainly an amazing sight on December 6, 2006. The testing technique included gridding off areas with 10 by 10 meter quadrants delineated by white surveyor flags. A red flag marked the “hottest” spot for radiation and had that highest reading on it and also a 6-second average reading for the quadrant.
Though turned away from Brentwood School where Millennium Consulting Associates was testing Dec. 8 and EnviroReporter.com took a closer look at what has been tested so far in Phase One. We also noted what hasn't been tested apparently due to a truncated testing schedule, which was supposed to be made up in Phase Two, because of interference from professional dog walkers blocking access to the testing site Dec. 7. Those additional tests were never performed.