Tag: Department of Toxic Substances Control

Boeing’s Meltdown Mess

Boeing’s Meltdown Mess

Consumer Watchdog and a coalition of environmental groups threatened to sue State over Boeing illegally tearing down radioactive structures at Santa Susana Field Laboratory.

LA River Headwaters at SSFL - William Preston Bowling

Up a River Without a Cleanup

Boeing’s lobbying power, and its success in turning DTSC into a ‘captured agency’ assures that contamination will continue to gush into the L.A. River, object of a $2 billion renovation.

Boeing lobbyist Peter Weiner testifies in support of DTSC director Debbie Raphael

Toxic Department

DTSC called a “captured agency.” Astroturf collaborators claim no more cleanup is needed, guided by greenwashing plan by publicist Gary Polakovic . Contamination discounted.

Operation Astroturf

Operation Astroturf

Boeing greenwashes the polluted Rocketdyne site above the San Fernando Valley by pushing for and offering to fund an “astroturf” Community Advisory Group (CAG) led by Christina Walsh.

Boeing’s Meltdown Makeover

Boeing’s Meltdown Makeover

Five-part exposé. Thousands of pages of documents, reports, interviews, e-mails, photographs and surveillance video of demolition at SSFL reveal vast Boeing meltdown makeover.

Schwarzenegger’s Chemical Romance

Schwarzenegger’s Chemical Romance

Environmentalists are crying foul over the last minute gutting of the Green Chemistry Initiative by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Department of Toxic Substances Control.

Backgrounded

Backgrounded

EnviroReporter.com confirms signing of final agreements between state DTSC, federal DOE and NASA to clean up Rocketdyne to background expediting remediation.

Sleight of Land

Sleight of Land

Lost in the glow of an historic deal to clean up the old Rocketdyne is the fact that the cleanup will stop at the edge of the property line and not include contamination-impacted Runkle Canyon.

Cain Was Able

Cain Was Able

EnviroReporter.com was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend Steve Cain, senior environmental planner for the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Riley’s Revenge

Riley’s Revenge

Former Rocketdyne DTSC chief, Norman E. Riley admits to EnviroReporter.com misleading community on Runkle Canyon and that no public comments about cleanup plan were used.

Double Vision

Double Vision

Government’s just-sacked DTSC head of Rocketdyne remediation says the new cleanup law is too strict and that site owner Boeing is going to sue the State over the standards.

Corn on the Coca

Corn on the Coca

The Coca complexis polluted by volatile organic compounds including trichloroethylene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), metals, and dioxins.