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September 22, 1988
All-Bann Enterprises in Anaheim has won a $12.51-million contract from the Army to supply M-13 decontamination apparatuses and containers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2011 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered defense contractor Northrop Grumman to pay $20 million for a system to clean up contamination in shallow groundwater that originated years ago from a factory in the City of Industry. Northrop Grumman will install wells and a treatment plant to contain the contamination, according to an EPA statement released Wednesday. The treated water will be discharged back into the underground aquifer. The water was contaminated by a now-defunct electronics factory belonging to Benchmark Technology, a company owned for many years by TRW, an aerospace and credit firm.
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NEWS
August 28, 1986 | From Reuters
Several hundred Estonians earlier this month staged protest marches in the Soviet Union against the forcible use of military reservists for decontamination work around the stricken Chernobyl nuclear plant, emigres said here Wednesday. Ants Kippar, director of the Aid Center for Political Prisoners in Estonia, said authorities made several arrests after the demonstrations in Tallinn, the capital of Soviet Estonia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2007 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Boeing Co. and its operating partners at a former nuclear research and rocket engine testing facility near Simi Valley met a state-imposed deadline this week to propose precise deadlines covering the next decade of its long-term cleanup effort. The state Department of Toxic Substances Control required Boeing, majority owner of the Santa Susana Field Lab, and the U.S.
NEWS
December 9, 1986
Two 19-year-old Soviet soldiers serving in East Germany fled across the border on foot to the northern West German town of Wolfenbuettel and said they wanted to join their Estonian relatives in the United States, authorities reported. The men, dressed in civilian clothes, are from the Soviet republic of Estonia.
NATIONAL
July 13, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The former headquarters of a supermarket tabloid in Boca Raton was declared clean of anthrax spores almost three years after it became the first target in a series of deadly attacks. "We have no viable spores" in the American Media Inc. building, said Karen Cavanagh, chief operating officer of Sabre Technical Services. The anthrax attacks by mail are still unsolved. They killed five people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1993 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set an end-of-month deadline for owners of 10 San Fernando Valley industrial and landfill sites to make settlement offers or face a federal lawsuit to recover $16.8 million in ground-water decontamination costs under the Superfund toxic cleanup program.
NEWS
May 20, 1986 | United Press International
The Soviet Union said today that the military has taken command of the decontamination operation at the damaged Chernobyl nuclear power plant, calling the move another indication "of the scale of the mishap." The Communist Party newspaper Pravda said that an underground control center was built 10 days ago 600 yards from the damaged reactor and that remote-control robots and bulldozers are being used in the cleanup operation. The report said army Col. U.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1998
Laboratory-designed hybrids of the fast-growing poplar tree have been found to act like 100-foot straws that suck contamination from soil and ground water and release it into the air in a safe form. Tests show that the process, known as phytoremediation, is inexpensive and might work at least as well as high-tech soil roasting and ground water filtering, while keeping the site green and attractive.
REAL ESTATE
March 19, 1989
ProTek Environmental Inc., Huntington Beach, has been awarded a contract to decontaminate the soil at the 40-acre Heritage Park Corporate Plaza site in Santa Fe Springs. The business plaza complex being developed by O'Donnell, Armstrong, Brigham & Partners, Irvine, will contain office buildings and restaurants.
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November 21, 2006 | Judy Pasternak, Times Staff Writer
MOST OF THE MINING companies that drilled, dug and blasted for uranium on the Navajo reservation during the Cold War did nothing to repair the environmental damage they left behind. For a time, tribal leaders staked their hopes for a cleanup on Superfund, the landmark legislation that forces polluters to pay for remediation of toxic sites. More than 1,000 abandoned mines are scattered across the Navajo homeland, which covers 27,000 square miles in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
A company that contaminated San Gabriel Valley groundwater with its metal cleaning and degreasing procedures has agreed to spend $27.8 million on environmental projects and penalties in a Superfund settlement reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, officials said Monday. Carrier Corp., which manufactures air-conditioning and heating units, and its parent company, United Technologies Inc., will spend about $26.
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July 13, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The former headquarters of a supermarket tabloid in Boca Raton was declared clean of anthrax spores almost three years after it became the first target in a series of deadly attacks. "We have no viable spores" in the American Media Inc. building, said Karen Cavanagh, chief operating officer of Sabre Technical Services. The anthrax attacks by mail are still unsolved. They killed five people.
NEWS
April 13, 2003 | David Zucchino, Times Staff Writer
U.S. troops have discovered a vast bunker complex equipped with pressurized offices and bedrooms, gas masks and chemical protective gear, and enough sophisticated chemical and biological decontamination equipment to protect hundreds -- perhaps thousands -- of senior Iraqi leaders and commanders. The complex, discovered Friday by troops of the 3rd Infantry Division, was inspected Saturday by a military chemical team from division headquarters.
NEWS
November 9, 2001 | Associated Press
There is no practical way to kill or remove every bit of anthrax from contaminated buildings, experts told Congress Thursday. "We will never remove every spore," said Dr. James Baker Jr., a professor of medicine at the University of Michigan and a military researcher on ways to neutralize biological weapons. "There will be no assurance of total safety."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2001 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Engineers said Friday they will spend $2.5 million in state funds to ease contamination of Santa Monica Bay from septic tank and storm drain runoff in Malibu and Santa Monica. Malibu leaders will finish building a trouble-plagued decontamination station at the Malibu Lagoon and construct two more aimed at sanitizing street runoff and septic system leakage from the Malibu Colony movie star enclave and the city's Civic Center area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1986 | ANDREW C. REVKIN AND MARK HENRY, Times Staff Writers
About 25 people were treated for nausea, stinging eyes and headaches after a toxic gas was detected twice Wednesday--once in the morning and again in the evening--at a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Woodland Hills, authorities said. Of the 75 people evacuated Wednesday night, 24 complained of ill effects, fire officials said. All were given showers of a water and soap mixture after being evacuated from the basement, emergency room and first floor of the hospital, Los Angeles fire officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2011 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered defense contractor Northrop Grumman to pay $20 million for a system to clean up contamination in shallow groundwater that originated years ago from a factory in the City of Industry. Northrop Grumman will install wells and a treatment plant to contain the contamination, according to an EPA statement released Wednesday. The treated water will be discharged back into the underground aquifer. The water was contaminated by a now-defunct electronics factory belonging to Benchmark Technology, a company owned for many years by TRW, an aerospace and credit firm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2001 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County supervisors approved $6.8 million in extra spending to battle terrorism Tuesday, the first step in a nearly $100-million campaign to boost the ability of local fire, health and sheriff's departments to prevent and respond to potential attacks. The money approved Tuesday will fund, among other things, decontamination facilities at four county hospitals, increased sheriff's and district attorney's intelligence operations and additional concrete barriers at key county facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2000 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerned about test results showing high levels of chromium 6 in north Los Angeles County water wells, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday ordered officials to devise a plan to remove the contamination. The motion by Supervisor Mike Antonovich, approved unanimously, gives the Public Works Department a month to report on ways to remove chromium 6 and other chemical contaminants from the wells.
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