November 23, 1991 |
The state announced a $1.3-million settlement of a lawsuit Friday against Safety-Kleen Corp., the world's largest recycler of degreasing solvents, for repeated violations of the state's hazardous waste control law at 10 California facilities. State officials said the size of the settlement, the fourth largest, was justified by the number of alleged violations and the fact that it was the second enforcement action taken against the Illinois-based company in two years.
December 11, 2002 |
Former Safety-Kleen Corp. Controller William Ridings pleaded guilty to taking part in a scheme with other executives to overstate earnings by $267 million, driving the firm to file for bankruptcy protection in 2000. Ridings admitted to conspiracy, securities fraud and falsifying records, court papers say. At his plea hearing in Manhattan federal court, he named former Chief Financial Officer Paul Humphreys and former Vice President Thomas Ritter as co-conspirators, his lawyer said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1991 |
Safety-Kleen Corp., the world's largest recycler of chemical solvents, was sued by state health officials Wednesday in an unprecedented case that seeks to force the corporation to report its environmental violations to shareholders and potential investors.
April 1, 1999 |
To the joy of residents in this tiny Imperial Valley community, the nation's largest handler of hazardous waste said Wednesday it is dropping plans to import 8,500 tons of mercury-laced toxic sludge from Cambodia for dumping at the company's landfill here. Officials of Safety-Kleen Corp. said the decision was prompted by concern that the sludge may be more toxic than originally thought. The about-face came just hours after the U.S.
May 20, 1999 |
State health officials are investigating whether a hazardous waste company violated state law recently by burying 2,200 tons of radioactive debris left over from the World War II Manhattan Project in a dump west of Bakersfield. Officials want to determine if Safety-Kleen Corp. of Columbia, S.C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2002 |
When the dust blows hard across the brown flatlands around here, people cover their eyes and wonder what foul things are in it. For a decade, the farm laborers who live in this eye-blink of a town west of Bakersfield have fought a losing battle against a nearby hazardous waste dump. It isn't right, they argued, to put poisons in the ground just a few miles from houses. Especially trainloads of radioactive debris from atom bomb factories.
January 13, 2000 |
Laidlaw Inc. said it will try to sell its beleaguered U.S. health-care operations by the end of August to help pay down its $3-billion debt. John Grainger, Laidlaw's new chief executive, said that if the health assets were not sold by then, the Canadian company would set a new deadline or change course. It expects to receive about $1.6 billion from the sale. "We have had some hard offers," Grainger told the company's annual shareholder meeting.
May 15, 1990 |
Safety-Kleen Corp. of Chicago, the world's largest recycler of degreasing solvents, will pay $725,000 to settle a toxic-waste lawsuit, state officials said Monday. The company's alleged violations occurred from 1984 to 1989 at Safety-Kleen facilities in Los Alamitos, Santa Ana, Oakland, San Jose, Rohnert Park, Highland and Santa Clara.
August 1, 1990 |
Color of Money: Color copying machines are the fastest-growing segment of the office copier market. By 1994, the number of color copiers installed nationwide is expected to grow to 178,000, compared to 16,000 at the end of last year. Companies that stand to benefit include Mead Corp., the paper-products manufacturer in Dayton, Ohio, and Colorocs Corp. of Georgia, which makes color copiers for engineering documents, real estate portfolios and advertising brochures.