Once a cutting edge research and development center, the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the hills above Simi Valley long ago became a contaminated, radioactive source of great concern.
Food, gas, furniture, clothing … you name it, it moves along the freeway.
Emergency crews and a hazardous materials team descended on an Albertson’s parking lot Wednesday after a radioactive material was found in a nearby trash bin.
Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away — the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance.
Marine life along the California coast may have trace amounts of radiation resulting from last year’s nuclear disaster in Japan.
Officials say passers-by would have had to stand by the truck for an hour to receive about the same amount of radiation exposure as they would from a dental X-ray.
A major chemical spill at a University of Southern California campus prompted evacuations and road closures, according to the L.A. City Fire Department.
The California Department of Public Health said on its website that traces of radioactive Iodine-131 was found March 28 in San Luis Obispo County.