The first day of testing included a visit by Councilman Bill Rosendahl (suit with paisley tie) to meet with the man in charge, Millennium Consulting Associates’ president Michael Noel (blue cap). Also attending was Norm Kulla, Rosendahl’s Northern District Director and Senior Counsel (suit with sunglasses) and Sue Black, the founder of Friends of Barringrton Dog Park (red sweater). Television media reported from the park after reading the Los Angeles Times article on the nuke dump testing that morning. broke the testing story Nov. 27.

“Very special thanks go to environmental reporter Michael Collins, who has worked diligently and tirelessly to bring this issue to light so that we can all discover the truth about the park environment, once and for all,” wrote Black on the dog park’s website. “We are extremely grateful to many people who have worked hard towards the realization of this [testing] project. They include Los Angeles City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl and his staff, Rep. Henry Waxman, our friends at the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, and the underwriter of this process, the Veterans Administration of Greater Los Angeles.”

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