Crews wearing protective clothing and breathing apparatus began removing 3,200 containers of hazardous materials this week from a Sun Valley plant cited for improperly storing toxic, radioactive and explosive chemicals.
The removal of chemicals at the California Bionuclear Corp., 7654 San Fernando Road, was being conducted with no apparent problems, said Mike Qualls, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney's office.
The Environmental Protection Agency is overseeing the removal with the help of several Los Angeles city and county agencies. The cleanup is expected to take about three weeks.
During a raid in January, members of a city-county Environmental Protection Task Force found radiation leakage 100 times the permissible levels around the company premises.