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July 22, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Southern California landfill business once turned garbage into gold. Now the industry has lost some of its luster. The weak economy, increased regulation and recycling and the onset of landfill alternatives--such as hauling garbage out to the hinterlands--are working to trim once-fat profit margins for the capital-intensive business.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1987 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles has quietly stopped pumping mountains of sewage sludge into Santa Monica Bay, at least temporarily shedding its dubious distinction as the only West Coast city to still dump sludge in the Pacific.
NATIONAL
September 5, 2007 | Ralph Vartabedian, Times Staff Writer
The Energy Department's controversial plan to build a nuclear waste dump in Nevada was trumped by Western water law Tuesday, when a federal judge rejected the agency's demand for 8 million gallons of water that state officials have refused to release. Energy officials said they needed the water to drill test holes at Yucca Mountain, the site about 90 miles north of Las Vegas where the government wants to store about 70,000 metric tons of high-level nuclear waste from across the nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1995 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Imagine the equivalent of 3 1/2 Statues of Liberty jutting out of a national forest. Or 1 1/2 Washington Monuments towering above a natural ridgeline. All made of trash. Using imagery everybody was sure to understand, opponents of the proposed Elsmere Canyon landfill pushed their case before a congressional subcommittee Tuesday, advocating federal legislation that would prevent any landfill from ever encroaching on Angeles National Forest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A fair held over the weekend to raise funds to fight the proposed Elsmere Canyon landfill netted more than $45,000, fair organizers said Monday. Organizers estimate 10,000 to 15,000 residents attended the Santa Clarita Valley Country Faire & Auction, which included Western dancing, pony rides, a dunking booth with city officials for targets, an air-conditioned bingo parlor and an auction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2004 | Karima A. Haynes, Times Staff Writer
The state Water Resources Control Board has rejected a request by Sunshine Canyon landfill operators to remove two provisions in its permit to expand the dump into Granada Hills, officials said Friday. Browning-Ferris Inc. executives objected to a requirement to install a double-liner system -- consisting of two 60-millimeter high-density polyethylene sheets, and two 2-foot layers of clay -- to prevent contaminants from seeping into groundwater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
City officials are adding oak trees to their argumentative fire against a landfill proposed in Elsmere Canyon. The Torrance-based BKK Corp. has requested a permit from Los Angeles County to remove up to 3,056 oak trees from the canyon, located southeast of Santa Clarita off the Antelope Valley Freeway. Officials in this 6-year-old city, whose first adopted ordinance was to protect oaks, have added it to their long list of complaints against the suggested dump.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1991 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is about to issue regulations that will dramatically change what America does with its trash--rules that will intensify the pressure to build huge regional landfills, run by giant corporations, to replace the local dump. Backed by an unusual alliance of environmentalists and big waste-management companies, the long-awaited rules--the first nationwide standards for municipal landfills--are expected to shut down thousands of older dumps across the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lake View Terrace and Kagel Canyon homeowners and Los Angeles City Councilman Ernani Bernardi are at odds over how to spend $2 million in a goodwill fund set up to buy amenities for neighborhoods affected by the city's Lopez Canyon Landfill. Bernardi has incurred the wrath of the homeowners by considering a plan to spend $700,000 from the fund on a gang prevention program in Pacoima.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2002 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Radioactive material from a former nuclear test facility has been dumped at two Los Angeles County landfills that lack appropriate safeguards to protect the health and safety of neighbors, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer said Thursday. But officials at Rocketdyne's Santa Susana Field Laboratory near Chatsworth flatly reject those assertions, saying that the company has never dumped radioactive waste at local landfills.
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