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December 5, 1991 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new state health study concludes that the area near a former Santa Clarita Valley defense plant has had fewer cancer cases than average, contrary to some residents' fears that pollution from the plant has triggered a rash of illnesses and even deaths. The study is the second to find no patterns of illness linked to the explosives plant once operated by Space Ordnance Systems in the Sand Canyon area east of the Antelope Valley Freeway.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1991 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new state health study concludes that the area near a former Santa Clarita Valley defense plant has had fewer cancer cases than average, contrary to some residents' fears that pollution from the plant has triggered a rash of illnesses and even deaths. The study is the second to find no patterns of illness linked to the explosives plant once operated by Space Ordnance Systems in the Sand Canyon area east of the Antelope Valley Freeway.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1990 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Neighbors of a Santa Clarita Valley munitions plant may have been exposed to cancer-causing chemicals that seeped into the ground water underneath the factory, a federal report has concluded. The report on the Space Ordnance Systems facility, west of the Antelope Valley Freeway in Sand Canyon, contradicts earlier studies by Los Angeles County and state health authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1990
There is no evidence to support allegations that toxic chemicals dumped at a Santa Clarita Valley defense plant led to five cancer deaths in a family that lived nearby, state health officials said Tuesday. In a new study, the state Department of Health Services said the deaths, which occurred between 1983 and 1989, may never be explained, but suggested that a genetic defect could have contributed to four of the deaths.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1989
Federal health officials, responding to a request by Rep. Carlos Moorehead (R-Glendale), are investigating allegations that toxic chemicals illegally dumped in Placerita Canyon by a defense contractor endangered public health and contributed to four deaths in a family that lived near the plant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1990
Space Ordnance Systems, the troubled Santa Clarita Valley defense contractor that was convicted of illegally dumping toxic chemicals, has been sold to an Arizona firm and will relocate to Phoenix sometime this year. Officials of TransTechnology Corp., the parent company of SOS, traced the firm's decline to the discovery of tainted soil and water at two plants in 1984.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1990
There is no evidence to support allegations that toxic chemicals dumped at a Santa Clarita Valley defense plant led to five cancer deaths in a family that lived nearby, state health officials said Tuesday. In a new study, the state Department of Health Services said the deaths, which occurred between 1983 and 1989, may never be explained, but suggested that a genetic defect could have contributed to four of the deaths.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1985
Ayear-old attempt to bring the Space Ordnance Systems company to trial for alleged violations of state and county toxic-waste laws moved closer to the courtroom when a Superior Court judge lifted a stay on proceedings against the firm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1990 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Neighbors of a Santa Clarita Valley munitions plant may have been exposed to cancer-causing chemicals that seeped into the ground water underneath the factory, a federal report has concluded. The report on the Space Ordnance Systems facility, west of the Antelope Valley Freeway in Sand Canyon, contradicts earlier studies by Los Angeles County and state health authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1990
Space Ordnance Systems, the troubled Santa Clarita Valley defense contractor that was convicted of illegally dumping toxic chemicals, has been sold to an Arizona firm and will relocate to Phoenix sometime this year. Officials of TransTechnology Corp., the parent company of SOS, traced the firm's decline to the discovery of tainted soil and water at two plants in 1984.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1989
Federal health officials, responding to a request by Rep. Carlos Moorehead (R-Glendale), are investigating allegations that toxic chemicals illegally dumped in Placerita Canyon by a defense contractor endangered public health and contributed to four deaths in a family that lived near the plant.
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