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August 8, 1995 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were labeled "toxic refugees," these families who packed up and left their quiet neighborhood because of a black goo lurking underground. Today, one refugee couple will move home again, to a house newly painted by the federal government and a back yard free of hazardous waste. And as the smiling couple watched the movers collect their possessions Monday, they looked less like refugees than proud new homeowners.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1995 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were labeled "toxic refugees," these families who packed up and left their quiet neighborhood because of a black goo lurking underground. Today, one refugee couple will move home again, to a house newly painted by the federal government and a back yard free of hazardous waste. And as the smiling couple watched the movers collect their possessions Monday, they looked less like refugees than proud new homeowners.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2000 | Alex Murashko, (714) 966-5974
A community open house to discuss a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report on the completion of the cleanup of a former toxic waste dump will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the Westminster High School cafeteria. The dump site--bounded by the Orange Flood Control Channel to the south, Goldenwest Street to the west, the U.S. Navy railroad to the north and Chestnut Street to the east--was used by Ralph Gray Trucking Co. to dispose of oil product waste in the 1930s, EPA officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1994 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Using a bulldozer to ceremoniously remove the first bucketful of earth from a vacant field, Environmental Protection Agency officials Monday began the cleanup of what they have described as one of the worst hazardous waste sites in America. "This marks the beginning of the end of what's been a toxic site nightmare here in your community," Jeffrey Zelikson, director of the EPA's western regional office, told the gathering of about 70 residents and city officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1992 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A neighborhood where black globs of toxic waste have been oozing into homeowners' back yards for years was added Tuesday to the federal Superfund list of the nation's most dangerous dump sites. The area, containing trenches of oil-refinery sludge, is one of the nation's most unusual and problematic Superfund sites because the waste is amid tract homes, instead of the usual industrial plants or military bases. "I'm not aware of any other site like this, certainly in our region.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1994 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gloria Delzeith has a lot of extra time on her hands these days. A maid comes each afternoon to vacuum her carpets, make the beds, change the towels, mop the floors, scrub the sinks, do the dishes, scour the bathtubs, restock the shampoo and refill the candy bowl. A hospitality room near her two-bedroom suite provides free breakfasts and light dinners as well as unlimited beer and daily newspapers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1994 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By looking, no one would guess that beneath the tranquil back yards of this middle class neighborhood an ancient black ooze lies creeping toward the surface. Neatly manicured lawns border quiet sidewalks lined with trees. Residents walk their dogs and wash new cars parked in fresh-swept driveways. And everywhere, the impression is one of quiet life in the sunny ambience of North County.
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June 28, 1994 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By looking, no one would guess that beneath the tranquil back yards of this middle class neighborhood a menacing black ooze lies creeping toward the surface. Neatly manicured lawns border quiet sidewalks lined with trees. Residents walk their dogs and wash new cars parked in fresh-swept driveways. And everywhere, the impression is one of quiet life in the sunny ambience of north Orange County.
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