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August 16, 1990
A chemical company accused of unlawfully transporting hazardous waste to its South Gate plant from out of state says it will "vigorously" defend itself against criminal charges filed Tuesday by the Los Angeles County district attorney. Rhone-Poulenc Basic Chemicals Co., which owns the former Stauffer Chemical plant, issued a statement Wednesday saying the material sitting in a rail car shipped two years ago from Tennessee to California is not hazardous waste but crude phosphorus.
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December 5, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A French-owned chemical company seeking permission to burn liquid toxic waste in the San Francisco Bay Area has warned that California faces a waste logjam of epic proportions in 10 years. Even if three waste incinerators now pursuing permits in the state are approved, California by the year 2000 would have an overflow of more than 500,000 tons of liquid hazardous waste for which no legal disposal method would be available, according to a report issued Monday by Rhone-Poulenc Basic Chemicals Co.
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BUSINESS
December 5, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A French-owned chemical company seeking permission to burn liquid toxic waste in the San Francisco Bay Area has warned that California faces a waste logjam of epic proportions in 10 years. Even if three waste incinerators now pursuing permits in the state are approved, California by the year 2000 would have an overflow of more than 500,000 tons of liquid hazardous waste for which no legal disposal method would be available, according to a report issued Monday by Rhone-Poulenc Basic Chemicals Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1990
A chemical company accused of unlawfully transporting hazardous waste to its South Gate plant from out of state says it will "vigorously" defend itself against criminal charges filed Tuesday by the Los Angeles County district attorney. Rhone-Poulenc Basic Chemicals Co., which owns the former Stauffer Chemical plant, issued a statement Wednesday saying the material sitting in a rail car shipped two years ago from Tennessee to California is not hazardous waste but crude phosphorus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A chemical company accused of unlawfully transporting hazardous waste to its South Gate plant from out of state says it will "vigorously" defend itself against criminal charges filed Tuesday by the Los Angeles County district attorney. Rhone-Poulenc Basic Chemicals Co., which owns the former Stauffer Chemical plant, issued a statement Wednesday saying the material sitting in a rail car shipped two years ago from Tennessee to California is not hazardous waste but crude phosphorus.
BUSINESS
March 11, 1992 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few corporate chairmen have the luxury of presiding over an annual meeting on the heels of a good year these days. But Les McCraw, chairman of Fluor Corp., enjoyed that enviable position Tuesday when about 300 of his company's more than 16,000 shareholders congregated at the Le Meridien Hotel in Newport Beach. For fiscal 1991, the Irvine-based engineering-construction giant reported a 9% rise in profit, to $160.8 million. And for the fiscal 1992 first quarter ended Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1992 | MICHELLE LOCKE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
On a wet, windy day, Cathy Ivers can smell it, the elusive tang of something sour clinging to the salt breezes of the eastern San Francisco Bay. She knows where it comes from: the other side of town, the part straddled by steam-breathing ironclads of heavy industry that look like "you just came through Purgatory . . . through the gates of hell."
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March 22, 1995 | MARLA CONE, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Reversing a landmark agreement in the nation's largest case of offshore chemical contamination, a federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a $45.7-million settlement by Los Angeles County and 150 municipalities to compensate for environmental damage done by DDT and other chemicals discharged through sewers into the ocean off Southern California. A U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1990 | GEORGE STEIN and JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In an election March 6 that will test whether Torrance residents have lost faith in the safety of Mobil Oil Corp.'s refinery, voters will say whether the plant must eliminate the use of acutely hazardous hydrofluoric acid there. The unusual measure would limit key technology at the refinery and could cost the oil giant up to $100 million to convert to a less volatile process.
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March 23, 1995 | MARLA CONE, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
In a ruling that sent shock waves through U.S. environmental agencies, a federal judge Wednesday dismissed a huge government lawsuit against chemical companies that dumped millions of pounds of the pesticide DDT into the ocean off Palos Verdes Peninsula. The stunning decision by U.S. District Judge A.
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