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January 10, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just after lunchtime Thursday, Bill Prachar opened the front door at his Agoura Hills waste-disposal company to find himself facing instant executive heartburn: two dozen angry environmental activists, gripping protest signs and spoiling for a verbal fight. But the bespectacled, shirt-sleeved chairman of American Ecology Corp. did not jump back inside his office and lock the door. For more than an hour and a half, he argued nose-to-nose with members of Greenpeace, Earth First!
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just after lunchtime Thursday, Bill Prachar opened the front door at his Agoura Hills waste-disposal company to find himself facing instant executive heartburn: two dozen angry environmental activists, gripping protest signs and spoiling for a verbal fight. But the bespectacled, shirt-sleeved chairman of American Ecology Corp. did not jump back inside his office and lock the door. For more than an hour and a half, he argued nose-to-nose with members of Greenpeace, Earth First!
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BUSINESS
June 11, 1991
American Ecology Corp. said an Illinois judge dismissed claims by state officials against the company in a case involving a hazardous-waste site in Sheffield, Ill. The ruling ended 11 years of litigation between the state and American Ecology, an Agoura Hills-based waste-management concern. Judge Alexander T. Bower ruled that efforts by the state of Illinois and Bureau County to seek cleanup costs from American Ecology were preempted by the federal government. Last fall, the U.S.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1991
American Ecology Corp. said an Illinois judge dismissed claims by state officials against the company in a case involving a hazardous-waste site in Sheffield, Ill. The ruling ended 11 years of litigation between the state and American Ecology, an Agoura Hills-based waste-management concern. Judge Alexander T. Bower ruled that efforts by the state of Illinois and Bureau County to seek cleanup costs from American Ecology were preempted by the federal government. Last fall, the U.S.
NEWS
June 24, 1990 | BOB SECTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like an eerie jungle ruin, the strange but remarkable legacy of the Palos Park Forest Preserve has been covered for decades in a tangle of weeds and underbrush. To the unsuspecting eye, there is little to suggest that anything "Top Secret" or dangerous went on here. On any warm weekend day, the woods outside this southwest Chicago suburb are filled with hikers, cyclists, equestrians, picnicking church groups and young lovers out for a stroll and maybe a little bit more.
NEWS
June 24, 1990 | BOB SECTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like an eerie jungle ruin, the strange but remarkable legacy of the Palos Park Forest Preserve has been covered for decades in a tangle of weeds and underbrush. To the unsuspecting eye, there is little to suggest that anything "Top Secret" or dangerous went on here. On any warm weekend day, the woods outside this southwest Chicago suburb are filled with hikers, cyclists, equestrians, picnicking church groups and young lovers out for a stroll and maybe a little bit more.
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