An Anaheim steel salvage firm is hauling about 250 pounds of new waste a week to a landfill in Arizona, but it has not begun to dispose of a mountain of PCB-contaminated shredded metal waste ordered removed by the city, the company's attorney said Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Anaheim City Council, which has expressed growing frustration over the lack of progress in disposing of the waste, postponed a hearing Tuesday on the fate of the company--Orange County Steel Salvage Inc.--because Councilman Irv Pickler, who has opposed the firm, was not present.
The hearing to terminate or modify the company's permit was rescheduled for Feb. 17.
Floyd L. Farano, an attorney for the Anaheim-based salvage firm, said the company has been hauling newly generated waste since Jan. 9 as part of a court agreement with the state.
On Sept. 17, state health officials filed suit to block further stockpiling of hazardous waste and to require the firm to prepare a cleanup plan. The state is also asking for unspecified fines. A hearing last week in Orange County Superior Court was continued to next month.