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.
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Blow In Place
Does $46 million Aerojet Chino Hills cleanup go far enough? Missing munitions, untested groundwater, depleted uranium and radiation running off facility into Santa Ana River are concerns.
Fire on the Mountain fired up this activist
Marge Brown, former juvenile probation officer and opera singer, has vocalized for a complete cleanup of Rocketdyne even as she’s tried to appease astroturfers opposed to it.
Mountains of Goo
Runkle Canyon’s Radiation Rangers uncover KB Home’s promise to remove two giant mountains of slag material that are leaking pools of toxic sludge. Rangers say it’s a mountain of malarkey.
Aerojet Cleans Up Its Explosive Act
Public meeting in Chino Hills to detail 10-year effort to clean up 800-acre site. Unexploded ordnance and toxic chemicals scoured from soil at 14-acre “Open Burn/Open Detonation Unit”.
San Fernando Valley’s Galaxy of Goo
L.A. planning rezones Corporate Pointe – former aerospace/nuclear research site in San Fernando Valley – lower standards for chemicals, radionuclides, heavy metals.
Simi, We Have a Problem
DTSC meeting on Runkle Canyon. CBG’s Dan Hirsch, rips Response Plan as “propoganda” and says 2004 Environmental Impact Report, approved by City Council, was “fraudulent.”
State Keeps Rocketdyne Cleanup Control
In an historic move to maintain California’s control of SSFL cleanup, Cal/EPA Secretary Linda Adams says agency opposes federal Superfund listing for contaminated site.
Ahmanson Ranch – 5 Year Anniversary
Today, Ahmanson Ranch celebrates its fifth birthday as open space covered by thousands of Valley Oaks and inhabitated by red-legged frogs and other rare and endangered animals.
Simi Valley supports Supplemental EIR for Runkle Canyon
Simi Valley City Council indicates “support” for new Runkle Canyon Supplemental Environmental Impact Report after Radiation Rangers’ presentation at milestone meeting.
Documents Confirm More Runkle Contamination
EnviroReporter.com completes analysis of thousands of pages of KB Home reports. Radiological and chemical contamination in Runkle Canyon may be worse than already known.
Radiation Rangers Rev. John Southwick and Frank Serafine discover white substance covering Runkle Canyon March 26, 2008. Government later claims it’s ‘natural’ after questioning Rangers’ veracity.
KB Home agrees to supply DTSC with at least 41 extensive reports and documents for their inspection of Runkle Canyon and pay for the $114,884 that the initial work will cost.
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.
Down the Test Tubes
KB Home’s lab Dade Moeller produces 10-page report showing strontium-90 radiation only a quarter of “background” for Runkle Canyon, a fraction of previous results. Hot zone hooey.