[KB Home’s Runkle Canyon development is now called Arroyo Vista at the Woodlands] Historic Fix Doesn’t Extend to Tainted Adjacent Land Where KB Home Plans to Build 461 Condos and Homes By Michael Collins LA Weekly – September 23, 2010 Elation over a historic deal to clean the sprawling Santa […]
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By Michael Collins LA Weekly – December 9, 1998 Pulling up to Simi Valley City Hall the morning of October 21, EPA staffer Vicky Semones was counting on a quiet, efficient work meeting. Her job was to coordinate the scientists, public officials and community representatives monitoring the cleanup from decades […]
Former Rocketdyne employee and cancer survivor battles for radiation worker compensation By Michael Collins Ventura County Reporter – July 8, 2010 The eyes of Bonnie Klea are extraordinarily bright and unblinking. There is no trace of self-pity for her courageous fight against bladder cancer, now in remission, or her years-long […]
A celebration of forty years of nuclear watchdog activism by Dan Hirsch’s Committee to Bridge the Gap brings out a Who’s Who of state environmentalists in celebration.
Bonnie Klea is the Atomic Avenger, an American who has taken her considerable skills and perseverance to fight for the rights of the nation’s nuclear workers.
Deputy Editor, News of LA Weekly Jill Stewart surprises us with word that our environmental exposés in the paper had made the finals in the AltWeekly Awards 2010.
EnviroReporter.com debuted four years ago on May 18, 2006 alongside a Los Angeles CityBeat cover story entitled “Real Hot Property” about a biomedical nuclear and chemical dump buried in Brentwood on Department of Veterans Affairs land. $4 billion plans to develop the West LA VA’s property by the George W. […]
THE TOXIES EnviroReporter.com has covered “The Toxies” awards since their inception in 2010. COLD WAR ATOMIC FILMS Archival films reveal U.S. government’s attempts to propagandize on nuclear matters. THE TOXIES The Toxies in San Gabriel Valley – March 22, 2014 The Toxies Exposed – August 15, 2013 The Third Annual […]
Ventura County Reporter – December 31, 2009 A look back at 2009 The year started off promisingly for the astronomically polluted Santa Susana Field Laboratory, aka Rocketdyne. The Boeing-owned lab sits on 2,850 acres at the eastern border of Ventura County and is massively polluted by radiation and chemicals. A […]
Historic dumping grounds beneath the spectacular VA land finally get tested. By Michael Collins LA Weekly – December 10, 2009 Several days ago, men wearing radiation dosimeters stood on the Veteran Administration’s West Los Angeles property, atop an old toxic dump that partially underlies Barrington Recreation Center’s baseball fields and […]
With Bush’s manned space initiative headed for the chopping block, why is NASA nuking monkeys? EnviroReporter.com – February 1, 2010 The future of manned space exploration may be revealed Monday when President Obama unveils his 2011 budget request for NASA. The budget’s approval by Congress may also determine the future […]
President Obama’s 2011 budget request for NASA may determine the future of 28 squirrel monkeys and renewed animal radiation experiments, which we discovered weren’t even needed.
A Statement from Ms. Donna Beiter R.N., M.S.N., Director of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System: [December 17, 2009] The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA) is currently conducting a surface and subsurface Environmental study of the “arroyo” area located to the east of the Barrington Park Recreation […]
[2015 – While EnviroReporter.com‘s reporting on the Brentwood biomedical nuclear dump partially under Barrington Dog Park stopped then-President George W. Bush’s $4 billion plan to privatize and develop VA land, nothing has been remediated.] Hi Michael, Here are questions derived from reports available on Congressman Waxmans website at http://www.henrywaxman.house.gov/Issues/Issue/?IssueID=4469 EnviroReporter.com […]
Mr. Eric Gutierrez Office of Public and Consumer Affairs (310) 478-3711 Ext. XXXX XXXX@va.gov VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Hi Eric, Thanks for calling yesterday offering to provide information, presumably relating to our recent coverage in the LA Weekly and EnviroReporter.com. You included your e-mail address in order to […]
Despite outrage over soldiers’ tombstones disposed of VA’s biomedical nuclear and chemical dump in Brentwood, $1 million Phase II testing for toxins begins. VA ducks questions.