State health officials have again accused an Anaheim salvage yard of violating state pollution laws, less than a month after the owners were allowed to resume operations.
State lawyers alleged that George Adams, Jr., owner of Orange County Steel Salvage Co., broke his promise to clean up a 50,000-ton pile of waste metal just six days after he made it.
Adams could not be reached for comment.
Health officials determined last year that the pile of waste from shredded automobiles contained toxic levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, which have been shown to cause cancer in animals. PCB production has been banned.
Adams' operation was first shut down in March, when Arizona authorities barred the firm from dumping the waste in landfills in that state.