Fight intensifies over KB Home development in Runkle Canyon now called Arroyo Vista at the Woodlands. Heavy metals and radiation found and ignored.
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KB Home representative and his attorney, perhaps flustered by the vocal opposition to the project, proceed to embark on an odyssey of ‘factual inaccuracies’ about Runkle Canyon development.
New contamination has been found on the Runkle Canyon development site and evidence that KB Home has blocked government requests for Clean Water Act data mandated by law.
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Simi Valley’s Radiation Rangers take Runkle Canyon developer KB Home to task after its former head, Bruce Karatz, was convicted of four felonies.
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.
Will new DTSC leadership in Runkle Canyon take concerns seriously over development of this property borders the nuclear area of Rocketdyne or again favor KB Home?
KB Home gave DTSC 41 environmental reports on Runkle Canyon and EnviroReporter.com analyzed each one and presented its 28 pages of findings to DTSC in July 2008.
Aerospace Cancer Museum of Education’s founder and director Bill Bowling says that the Runkle Canyon cleanup plan is inadequate and doesn’t address toxic trichlorethylene being found on the property.
“What is the purpose of us going to all that work trying to get to the bottom of this if it’s going to be ignored?” said one of the Runkle Canyon Radiation Rangers. “This is serious business.”
State project manager for the KB Home/DTSC cleanup agreement, Norm Riley, said nothing about public input he’d received, including the Radiation Rangers’ response plan comments.
Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, looking at a $1.5 million shortfall in its upcoming budget, plans to drop $1.5 million on a “Runkle Park” with no mention of the pollution problems.
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.
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.”
Simi Valley City Council indicates “support” for new Runkle Canyon Supplemental Environmental Impact Report after Radiation Rangers’ presentation at milestone meeting.
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.
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.