CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1992 |
Increased pollution from traffic, foul odors, dust and a significant cancer risk at Bailard Landfill in Oxnard are all unavoidable impacts of continued operations there, an environmental analysis released Thursday concludes. The risk of contracting cancer from toxic pollutants is significant at the landfill and on unoccupied farmland immediately surrounding it, but does not pose a danger to nearby residential tracts, the report says.
January 5, 1994 |
In a statewide crackdown on the asbestos transport industry, state health officials announced Tuesday that they have cited 34 California companies for violating laws that mandate safe handling of the cancer-causing substance. The state Department of Toxic Substances Control is seeking fines totaling $400,000 from the companies, which handled 70%, or over 333,000 tons, of the asbestos that traveled in or through California between June, 1991, and July, 1993.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1993 |
With no new Ventura County landfill in sight, trash officials voted Thursday to seek state and county permission to keep Bailard Landfill open for more than three years past its Dec. 7 closure deadline. All nine directors of the Ventura Regional Sanitation District voted to try to extend the life of the landfill.
October 22, 2007 |
This state prides itself on environmental leadership. State-owned buildings buy all their energy from renewable sources and state offices are heated by biodiesel. New England's largest utility-grade wind farm is here, and at least three more are proposed or under regulatory review. Now a Maine-based grocery chain has announced plans for a state-of-the-art green supermarket. Though some of the store's potential neighbors voice doubts, environmentalists have been cheering since Hannaford Bros. Co.