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December 14, 1995
Residents of six duplexes near Chinatown were briefed Wednesday on soil testing for hazardous chemicals around their homes by the Los Angeles city Housing Authority and a state environmental agency. According to housing authority Executive Director Don Smith, a letter from a former resident led to the discovery of an early 1900s oil refinery and storage tanks constructed on the property where the William Mead Homes now stand. The Southern Refining Co. and the Amalgamated Oil Co.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1995
Residents of six duplexes near Chinatown were briefed Wednesday on soil testing for hazardous chemicals around their homes by the Los Angeles city Housing Authority and a state environmental agency. According to housing authority Executive Director Don Smith, a letter from a former resident led to the discovery of an early 1900s oil refinery and storage tanks constructed on the property where the William Mead Homes now stand. The Southern Refining Co. and the Amalgamated Oil Co.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
A Pacoima freight company will pay $12,700 in fines after pleading no contest Wednesday to the unsafe transportation of hazardous materials, Los Angeles City Atty. James K. Hahn's office announced. Viking Freight Systems will pay a $2,700 fine and make a $10,000 donation to a nonprofit environmental organization to be named later, according to Deputy City Atty. Brook White of the Environmental Protection Unit.
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October 10, 1987 | MIKE WARD, Times Staff Writer
Promising to "make an example" of illegal dumpers, Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner announced Friday the filing of criminal charges against six companies and five people accused of illegally sending hazardous materials to Los Angeles County landfills. Those charged Friday ranged from small businessmen, such as the owners of cleaning and roofing companies, to a subsidiary of the giant Northrop Corp. The hazardous waste ranged from carcinogenic chemicals to cigarette lighters.
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May 16, 1991 | RICK HOLGUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of a proposal to build a treatment plant for hazardous wastes near Huntington Park High School and scores of homes launched a petition drive Wednesday in a last-ditch effort to stop construction of the facility. The United Neighborhoods Organization hopes to collect about 10,000 signatures in the next month as part of its effort to prevent Chem-Clear Inc.
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July 3, 1985 | KIM MURPHY and RONALD B. TAYLOR, Times Staff Writers
Engine Company No. 5 had already dragged a fire hose up to what appeared to be an ordinary warehouse fire in Anaheim last month when the company officer, preparing to order the firemen inside, spotted a sign on a side door: "Warning. Pesticide Storage." Eerie green and blue flames were snaking out the windows. The firefighters dropped back quickly.
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