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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1992 | LISA R. OMPHROY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to curb the hazardous waste illegally dumped in Mexico, inspectors will begin randomly checking trucks crossing the border, the California Environmental Protection Agency and the San Diego County Department of Health Services announced Friday.
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BUSINESS
August 3, 1990 | From Associated Press
Farmers, furniture refinishers and funeral homes are being denied credit because lenders fear being stuck with cleanup costs if pollution is found on the properties, the president of a small Ohio bank told Congress on Thursday. Businesses that use chemicals such as auto paint and embalming fluids and properties with underground storage tanks are considered undesirable loan risks because of recent court interpretations of the 10-year-old federal Superfund law, said R.
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.
BUSINESS
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 23, 1991 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state announced a $1.3-million settlement of a lawsuit Friday against the world's largest recycler of degreasing solvents, alleging repeated violations of the state's hazardous-waste control law at Los Alamitos and nine other facilities statewide. State officials said the size of the settlement--the fourth largest in the 10-year history of the state law--was justified by the sheer number of alleged violations by the Safety-Kleen Corp.
BUSINESS
February 16, 1994 | DONALD WOUTAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two powerful Michigan lawmakers accused Gov. Pete Wilson on Tuesday of secretly offering to relax California's electric-car mandate in return for a pledge from the U.S. auto industry to move jobs to the state. Wilson's top environmental aide denied the charge as "flatly wrong and spurious," but Rep. John Dingell and Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1991 | KAREN McKEAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gov. Pete Wilson's proposal to create a California Environmental Protection Agency was criticized by the Ventura County agricultural community on Wednesday but was supported by a Ventura food safety group. The proposed Cal-EPA, unveiled Wednesday by Wilson in Sacramento, would bring together the functions of various individual state agencies in an effort to streamline decisions on state environmental issues.
NEWS
July 18, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new state environmental agency was born Wednesday, just in time to deal with a disastrous pesticide spill in the Sacramento River. Despite threats in the Assembly to scuttle Gov. Pete Wilson's plan to create the California Environmental Protection Agency, a coalition of conservative Republicans and farm-area Democrats fell far short of mustering the votes needed to kill it late Tuesday night. Within hours of the birth of Cal/EPA, the governor swore in James M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1992 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
BKK Corp., which hopes to open a regional garbage dump in a mountain canyon near Santa Clarita, will pay $304,500 in fines for various violations involving the closure of its hazardous-waste landfill in West Covina, officials announced Friday.
NEWS
February 3, 1995 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under pressure from the new Republican majority in Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agreed Thursday to support California in its effort to get out from under a federal anti-smog plan officials say could cripple the state's economic future. The agreement came at a hearing hastily convened by Rep.
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