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May 24, 1991 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An El Toro man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to smuggling toxic waste from Los Angeles County to Mexico for illegal dumping, prosecutors said. U.S. Atty. Lourdes Baird said prosecution of Raymond Franco, 58, represents the first federal indictment and conviction under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, an environmental statute that prohibits unlawful transportation and disposal of hazardous waste.
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June 20, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The opening of a controversial nuclear waste storage site near Carlsbad has been postponed because shipments might contain small amounts of other toxic agents. The underground Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, which will accept plutonium-contaminated waste from the nation's temporary storage facilities, was scheduled to receive its first shipment from the Los Alamos National Laboratory nuclear facility on Friday.
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BUSINESS
March 3, 1992 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
Mexican Venture: Metalclad Corp. in Anaheim said it has entered into a joint venture with Mexican investors to build a hazardous waste processing plant in Veracruz, Mexico. The plant will process up to 120,000 tons of hazardous waste per year and will be located in Mexico's largest oil-producing region. Last month, the joint venture also announced plans to build a waste processing plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
NEWS
June 20, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The opening of a controversial nuclear waste storage site near Carlsbad has been postponed because shipments might contain small amounts of other toxic agents. The underground Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, which will accept plutonium-contaminated waste from the nation's temporary storage facilities, was scheduled to receive its first shipment from the Los Alamos National Laboratory nuclear facility on Friday.
BUSINESS
March 3, 1992 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
Mexican Venture: Metalclad Corp. in Anaheim said it has entered into a joint venture with Mexican investors to build a hazardous waste processing plant in Veracruz, Mexico. The plant will process up to 120,000 tons of hazardous waste per year and will be located in Mexico's largest oil-producing region. Last month, the joint venture also announced plans to build a waste processing plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
NEWS
May 24, 1991 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An El Toro man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to smuggling toxic waste from Los Angeles County to Mexico for illegal dumping, prosecutors said. U.S. Atty. Lourdes Baird said prosecution of Raymond Franco, 58, represents the first federal indictment and conviction under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, an environmental statute that prohibits unlawful transportation and disposal of hazardous waste.
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