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September 25, 1998
Federal officials announced Thursday they are proposing that a former waste treatment and storage facility be added to the Superfund list of sites considered a threat to public health. Omega Chemical Corp. on East Whittier Boulevard would become the 16th Superfund site in the Los Angeles region, said Lois Grunwald, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman. Both the soil and ground water at the Omega site are contaminated with potentially cancer-causing substances, Grunwald said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1998
Federal officials announced Thursday they are proposing that a former waste treatment and storage facility be added to the Superfund list of sites considered a threat to public health. Omega Chemical Corp. on East Whittier Boulevard would become the 16th Superfund site in the Los Angeles region, said Lois Grunwald, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman. Both the soil and ground water at the Omega site are contaminated with potentially cancer-causing substances, Grunwald said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1995
Federal environmental agents served a search warrant Tuesday at a Whittier hazardous waste storage site where toxic solvents were leaking from containers and posing a threat to the community. Cleanup crews will be at the Omega Chemical Corp. facility in the 12500 block of East Whittier Boulevard for at least two months to remove and dispose of hazardous materials and to decontaminate and dispose of equipment exposed to the waste, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Kurt Zimmerman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1995
Federal environmental agents served a search warrant Tuesday at a Whittier hazardous waste storage site where toxic solvents were leaking from containers and posing a threat to the community. Cleanup crews will be at the Omega Chemical Corp. facility in the 12500 block of East Whittier Boulevard for at least two months to remove and dispose of hazardous materials and to decontaminate and dispose of equipment exposed to the waste, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Kurt Zimmerman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2008 | Eric Bailey;Deborah Schoch
Today Free HIV tests: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will offer free HIV testing at various locations all week as part of National HIV Testing Week. Tuesday Chapman forecast: Chapman University professors Jim Doti and Esmael Adibi present their annual economic forecast. Superfund hearing: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting to discuss cleanup of contamination at the Omega Chemical Corp. Superfund site in Whittier.
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March 23, 1986 | MIKE WARD, Times Staff Writer
This city has enlisted the help of Rep. David Dreier (R-Covina) to try to block construction of a hazardous-waste incinerator in Irwindale by reserving the site for recreation, but has failed to persuade Supervisor Pete Schabarum to join the battle. Dreier met last week in Washington with Col. Dennis Fred Butler, district engineer in charge of the Los Angeles office of the Army Corps of Engineers, which owns the property.
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June 16, 2006 | T. Christian Miller, Times Staff Writer
Senate Democrats on Thursday accused the Bush administration of withholding key details about toxic waste sites that present risks of exposure to nearby residents. At a congressional hearing, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said the Environmental Protection Agency had designated as confidential the details of about 140 Superfund sites where toxic exposure remained uncontrolled.
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July 29, 1985 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
They are known as the badlands--260 square miles of parched, buckled earth and rocky canyons straddling the San Jacinto Fault about 15 miles east of Riverside. In one of the myriad box canyons of this ancient home for rattlesnakes and cactus, Peter Wolfskill Anderson--a member of one of California's oldest clans, the Wolfskill family--hopes to build the latest in hazardous waste treatment facilities.
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August 18, 1985 | MIKE WARD, Times Staff Writer
Bruce Williams, who is trying to sell the public on construction of a huge incinerator in Azusa to turn trash into energy, considered his appearance before the Azusa Chamber of Commerce a success. "We had a good session," he said. "They didn't lynch me."
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