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April 26, 1990
San Gabriel Valley residents who want to safely dispose of household hazardous wastes will have three opportunities in the coming months. The Los Angeles County Sanitation District will collect materials such as paints, used motor oil, pesticides, solvents, automobile batteries and garden products. There is no charge for the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. collections: * Saturday at the parking lot southwest of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
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May 3, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The district attorney's office filed felony charges against 10 people Tuesday for allegedly running hazardous-waste disposal scams in which they posed as registered waste haulers and pocketed $150 to $300 to cart away gas, paint and other flammable materials, sometimes in unsecured, wood-lined trucks. All 10 were charged with trying to transport hazardous waste to an unauthorized site, a felony, and lacking proper paperwork, registration and liability insurance, all misdemeanors.
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August 1, 2001 | From Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency has endorsed a Clinton administration proposal to dredge PCBs from the Hudson River but said it would implement the plan in stages, a New York congressman said Tuesday. The sweeping $460-million plan, one of the largest dredging operations ever, is opposed by General Electric Co., which would have to foot most of the bill for the cleanup. GE discharged 1.
BUSINESS
December 14, 1993
Security Environmental Systems Inc. said it has been awarded a $1-million contract to move and dispose of hazardous waste generated at Army bases in Albany and Ft. Benning, Ga. Security Environmental specializes in hazardous waste disposal. The Huntington Beach company also said its two-year contract for waste removal at Camp Pendleton has been extended for up to 12 months. Security Environmental said it has earned $5.4 million from that contract.
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November 12, 1987
The Los Angeles County Haz ardous Waste Management Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Van Nuys High School to get San Fernando Valley residents to participate in the planning of a countywide system for managing hazardous waste, officials said. The advisory committee is overseeing the drafting of a plan to treat hazardous wastes before their disposal.
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January 6, 2001 | ANNA GORMAN
A Moorpark man faces criminal charges for allegedly dumping hazardous waste in an industrial park. Prosecutors say John Patrick Alexander, 37, threw away hundreds of containers of paint and solvent into several private waste bins during a "midnight dumping" incident in Moorpark on April 20.
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December 21, 1998 | James Meier, (714) 966-5988
The county recently opened its first Stop and Swap, a program that gives partially used home, yard and vehicle maintenance products such as paint, pesticides, pool chemicals and car wax to the public and nonprofit organizations. Part of the Irvine Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center at 6411 Oak Canyon, the Stop and Swap is a partnership between the city and the county.
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January 6, 2001 | ANNA GORMAN
A Moorpark man faces criminal charges for allegedly dumping hazardous waste in an industrial park. Prosecutors say John Patrick Alexander, 37, threw away hundreds of containers of paint and solvent into several private waste bins during a "midnight dumping" incident in Moorpark on April 20.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1999
State health officials are planning to excavate and remove 3,200 cubic yards of contaminated soil at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory operated by Boeing Co.'s Rocketdyne Division near Chatsworth. The project is part of a continuing cleanup at the rocket-testing complex. The target for this phase of cleanup is a former disposal site where assorted industrial chemicals were used to clean metallic sodium from metal debris. Chemicals remaining in the soil include dioxins, PCBs and mercury.
NEWS
May 20, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State health officials are investigating whether a hazardous waste company violated state law recently by burying 2,200 tons of radioactive debris left over from the World War II Manhattan Project in a dump west of Bakersfield. Officials want to determine if Safety-Kleen Corp. of Columbia, S.C.
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May 11, 1999 | ERIC C. SANITATE
Residents generated 38,000 pounds of hazardous household waste in 1998 that included such things as paint, motor oil and swimming pool chemicals, according to city officials. Disposing of the material has presented problems, because the city collects such waste only once a year, leaving residents with few alternatives for recycling or properly disposing of it.
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May 4, 1999 | COLL METCALFE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prompted by allegations of high-level collusion, Gov. Gray Davis on Monday removed state health officials from overseeing contamination studies at Boeing and Rockwell International Corp.'s Rocketdyne field laboratory near Chatsworth and ordered an investigation into the agency's dealings with the defense contractor.
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April 17, 1999 | GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Workers who helped assemble rockets at Rocketdyne's Santa Susana Field Laboratory died of lung cancer at twice the rate as other employees at the facility, researchers reported Friday. After a six-year study, researchers at the UCLA School of Public Health released their second and final report examining the cancer risk to employees who worked at the laboratory between 1950 and 1994.
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April 16, 1999 | GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
People living near the Rocketdyne test laboratory outside Simi Valley have 17% more lung cancer than expected--a finding state officials apparently knew two years ago but did not disclose and which has prompted charges of a cover-up. A study released Thursday does not identify the cause of the increased disease.
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December 24, 1998 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal appeals court has refused to intervene in a class-action lawsuit against Rocketdyne, which is accused of damaging neighboring properties with rocket engine and nuclear research at its Santa Susana Field Laboratory. The failure of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to decertify a class-action suit against Boeing North American, Rocketdyne's parent company, means that lawyers can mail up to 500,000 letters notifying potential plaintiffs. The court's decision was made public Wednesday.
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