Reining in RunkleRead the Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat “Street” article on the Simi Valley City Council temporarily halting KB Homes grading plans for Runkle Canyon, and asking the U.S. EPA, California Department of Health Services, and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control to evaluate our revelations that the development area has tested high for radiation and didn’t include this information in the development’s Environmental Impact Report below.

Read Simi Valley City Council Member Barbra Williamson’s extended comments on what the City is concerned about here.

Read the statement of Jim Dantona, 4th District Supervisor candidate, regarding the Runkle Canyon development here.

Examine our investigation that prompted the temporary halt to the Runkle Canyon development here.

See our photos of Runkle Canyon here.


By Michael Collins

(Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat — October 26, 2006)
Plans to build hundreds of homes in Simi Valley’s Runkle Canyon near the polluted Rocketdyne lab were put on hold Monday as the Simi Valley City Council told developer KB Homes that they were waiting for answers regarding radiation findings unearthed by CityBeat. “I don’t plan on going forward until I see the results back from the three agencies that we have contacted and that they specifically answer questions that appeared in CityBeat,” said councilmember Barbra Williamson.

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