CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1990 |
A South Gate chemical firm was charged Tuesday with unlawfully bringing hazardous waste into California in what the Los Angeles County district attorney's office called the first such criminal prosecution in the state. The Stauffer Chemical Co. allegedly transported 10,000 gallons of phosphorus waste from Tennessee to the firm's South Gate facility, where it has been stored in a railroad tanker car for two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1990 |
Federal officials, in what they described as a new "offensive" in environmental protection, announced plans Wednesday to sue 15 industrial companies for allegedly polluting Southern California's coastal waters with cancer-causing toxins that have threatened marine life.
May 22, 1987 |
Occidental Petroleum confirmed industry rumors Thursday that it wanted to buy Stauffer Chemical but said it pulled out of the negotiations this week because other bidders were running up the price. Company officials commented on the Stauffer talks at the annual meeting in Santa Monica, where shareholders rejected mandatory retirement for the aging board of directors and heard union demonstrators protest the labor policies of a meat-packing subsidiary.
June 6, 1987
Stauffer, an unwanted division of Chesebrough-Pond's Inc. since it was acquired by Unilever N.V. in 1986, was sold to Imperial Chemical Industries PLC for $1.69 billion. As part of the cash deal to be completed in July, ICI also will assume Stauffer's $233 million in debt, the companies announced in prepared statements.
June 10, 1987
Alan S. Lanka, 48, has been named vice president-finance and chief financial officer of Harper Group, a San Francisco-based international transportation management firm. Lanka previously served as vice president and controller of Stauffer Chemical Co.
June 19, 1985
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a ban on using the fungicide Captan on food, five years after it began considering the idea, because the chemical produces tumors in mice and rats. Captan residues on food "may pose an unreasonable risk to public health" if consumed over a lifetime, the agency said. Captan, made principally by Chevron Chemical Co. and Stauffer Chemical Co.