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December 17, 1988
The former owner of a Sun Valley chemical company has been convicted of failing to dispose of hazardous chemicals left behind when a fire destroyed her plant in 1985. Marianne Pratter, 52, president of Research Organic and Inorganic Chemical Co., was pronounced guilty in San Fernando Superior Court of illegal disposal by abandonment of hazardous wastes. Judge Fred Rimerman ordered Pratter, who had been free on her own recognizance, held at County Jail until a Jan.
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December 17, 1988
The former owner of a Sun Valley chemical company has been convicted of failing to dispose of hazardous chemicals left behind when a fire destroyed her plant in 1985. Marianne Pratter, 52, president of Research Organic and Inorganic Chemical Co., was pronounced guilty in San Fernando Superior Court of illegal disposal by abandonment of hazardous wastes. Judge Fred Rimerman ordered Pratter, who had been free on her own recognizance, held at County Jail until a Jan.
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December 2, 1988 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
The former owner of a Sun Valley company where fumes from a chemical fire injured 56 people in 1985 went on trial in San Fernando Superior Court this week for illegal storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals. Marianne Pratter, former owner of Research Organic and Inorganic Chemical Co., has pleaded not guilty to charges she failed to remove several containers of dangerous chemicals from the building after the April 14, 1985, fire.
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December 16, 1988 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
The former owner of a Sun Valley chemical company was convicted Thursday of failing to dispose of hazardous chemicals left behind when a fire destroyed her plant in 1985. Marianne Pratter, 52, president of Research Organic and Inorganic Chemical Co., clenched her hands and bit her lip as she was pronounced guilty in San Fernando Superior Court of illegal disposal by abandonment of hazardous wastes.
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March 29, 1986 | MARK HENRY, Times Staff Writer
Twenty Los Angeles police officers who assert that they were injured by toxic fumes during a fire at a Sun Valley chemical firm last April have filed an $18-million lawsuit against the company, their attorney said Friday. The suit, filed in San Fernando Superior Court, maintains that the officers suffered physically, emotionally and financially because of their exposure to toxic chemicals "negligently and carelessly stored" at Research Organic and Inorganic Chemical Corp., 9068 De Garmo Ave.
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December 9, 1988 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
Marianne Pratter, former owner of a Sun Valley chemical company, testified Thursday that a landlord and federal officials prevented her from disposing of hazardous chemicals left behind when a fire destroyed her company plant in 1985. Pratter, president of Research Organic and Inorganic Chemical Co., has pleaded not guilty to charges she failed to remove several containers of dangerous materials from the building after a fire April 14, 1985.
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June 17, 1985 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles City Fire Department evaluation of a spectacular Sun Valley chemical company fire has concluded that too many risks were taken in fighting the blaze, prompting the department to modify its procedures for handling hazardous material emergencies, fire officials said. The department's analysis of the April 14 blaze at Research Organic and Inorganic Chemical Co.
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