November 21, 2006 |
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 |
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.
July 13, 2004 |
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.
April 13, 2003 |
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.
November 9, 2001 |
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 |
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.