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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2014 | By Kim Christensen and Jessica Garrison
Roy Paul Gressly, who owned and operated at least a half-dozen hazardous waste hauling businesses, eluded regulators' detection for years as he moved from one location to another. Sometimes he left toxic waste behind, court records state, and sometimes he took it with him. If not for a leaking tanker truck, he might still be hoarding an illegal stockpile of hazardous material on an industrial lot in Santa Fe Springs. After a neighboring business owner spotted a stream of black sludge moving toward a storm drain, firefighters traced the flow to Gressly's rented site on Greenstone Avenue.
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NEWS
December 16, 1993 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
In a landmark case brought by American and Mexican authorities, a Southern California corporate executive has been sentenced to prison for illegally transporting hazardous waste to Mexico for disposal. Morris Kirk, president of Alco Pacific was sentenced to 16 months in state prison this week and his now-defunct firm was fined $2.5 million for illegally shipping lead waste and storing it on Alco Pacific property several miles southeast of Tijuana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1989
A surprise inspection Tuesday of trucks hauling hazardous materials and wastes found a total of 21 violations, most involving improper labeling of the dangerous loads, the California Highway Patrol said. The CHP and inspectors from the state Department of Health set up the surprise checkpoint on Alameda Street near Pine Avenue in Compton, across the street from Demenno-Kerdoon, a firm that stores and treats hazardous materials and waste.
NEWS
December 16, 1993 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
In a landmark case brought by American and Mexican authorities, a Southern California corporate executive has been sentenced to prison for illegally transporting hazardous waste to Mexico for disposal. Morris Kirk, president of Alco Pacific was sentenced to 16 months in state prison this week and his now-defunct firm was fined $2.5 million for illegally shipping lead waste and storing it on Alco Pacific property several miles southeast of Tijuana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1991
A Sherman Oaks businessman has been freed on $40,000 bail after appearing in court on felony charges that he transported hazardous waste from the San Fernando Valley to Mexico, authorities said Friday. Soleiman Motamed, 53, owner of Triple S. Chemical Products Inc. in Los Angeles, was accused of illegally shipping dozens of drums of lethal cyanide to Mexico, where they were found stored in abandoned warehouses and behind open businesses, Deputy Dist. Atty. William Carter said.
NEWS
July 8, 1992 | GARY MOORE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ever since 70,000 tons of PCB-contaminated soil came rolling in from Texas in the late 1980s, the state of Alabama has feared that the impoverished "Heart of Dixie" might become the nation's toxic dumping ground. Those fears escalated last month when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Alabama may no longer impose a $72-per-ton fee on out-of-state dumpers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2014 | By Kim Christensen and Jessica Garrison
Roy Paul Gressly, who owned and operated at least a half-dozen hazardous waste hauling businesses, eluded regulators' detection for years as he moved from one location to another. Sometimes he left toxic waste behind, court records state, and sometimes he took it with him. If not for a leaking tanker truck, he might still be hoarding an illegal stockpile of hazardous material on an industrial lot in Santa Fe Springs. After a neighboring business owner spotted a stream of black sludge moving toward a storm drain, firefighters traced the flow to Gressly's rented site on Greenstone Avenue.
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.
NEWS
July 8, 1992 | GARY MOORE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ever since 70,000 tons of PCB-contaminated soil came rolling in from Texas in the late 1980s, the state of Alabama has feared that the impoverished "Heart of Dixie" might become the nation's toxic dumping ground. Those fears escalated last month when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Alabama may no longer impose a $72-per-ton fee on out-of-state dumpers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1991
A Sherman Oaks businessman has been freed on $40,000 bail after appearing in court on felony charges that he transported hazardous waste from the San Fernando Valley to Mexico, authorities said Friday. Soleiman Motamed, 53, owner of Triple S. Chemical Products Inc. in Los Angeles, was accused of illegally shipping dozens of drums of lethal cyanide to Mexico, where they were found stored in abandoned warehouses and behind open businesses, Deputy Dist. Atty. William Carter said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1989
A surprise inspection Tuesday of trucks hauling hazardous materials and wastes found a total of 21 violations, most involving improper labeling of the dangerous loads, the California Highway Patrol said. The CHP and inspectors from the state Department of Health set up the surprise checkpoint on Alameda Street near Pine Avenue in Compton, across the street from Demenno-Kerdoon, a firm that stores and treats hazardous materials and waste.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1993
Security Environmental Systems of Garden Grove said Monday that it has won a $2.4-million contract extension from the Pentagon for handling the disposal of hazardous wastes at several military bases. President Stephen I. Grossman said the one-year extension makes the total contract worth $4.7 million. Under the deal, the company will continue to manage hazardous waste disposal at the Navy's Port Hueneme and Air Force bases at Point Mugu and Vandenberg.
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