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January 31, 1989
Residents of Martinez and Greenpeace activists have launched an offensive against a company's plan to operate a commercial hazardous waste incinerator. Stauffer Chemical Co. has applied to the city, the state Department of Health Services and the Environmental Protection Agency to use its present facility to recycle toxic waste. Stauffer's business involves accepting spent sulfuric acid, recycling it into clean sulfuric acid and selling it back to the original users.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1990 | MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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BUSINESS
June 23, 1987
Imperial Chemical Industries PLC of London said it will sell the specialty chemicals part of its soon-to-be-acquired Stauffer Chemical Co. to the Dutch chemical group Akzo NV for $625 million. British-based ICI, the world's fifth-largest chemical company, said its main purpose in acquiring Stauffer, based in Westport, Conn., was to broaden its agriculture chemicals business in the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1990 | DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1990 | MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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 | DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
May 22, 1987 | DONALD WOUTAT, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 31, 1989
Residents of Martinez and Greenpeace activists have launched an offensive against a company's plan to operate a commercial hazardous waste incinerator. Stauffer Chemical Co. has applied to the city, the state Department of Health Services and the Environmental Protection Agency to use its present facility to recycle toxic waste. Stauffer's business involves accepting spent sulfuric acid, recycling it into clean sulfuric acid and selling it back to the original users.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1987
Imperial Chemical Industries PLC of London said it will sell the specialty chemicals part of its soon-to-be-acquired Stauffer Chemical Co. to the Dutch chemical group Akzo NV for $625 million. British-based ICI, the world's fifth-largest chemical company, said its main purpose in acquiring Stauffer, based in Westport, Conn., was to broaden its agriculture chemicals business in the United States.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
May 22, 1987 | DONALD WOUTAT, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 24, 1986
By unanimous vote, the City Council approved an ordinance that will prohibit Stauffer Chemical Co. from opening a hazardous-waste incinerator without a city permit. The ordinance requires all industries established in Carson before 1968 to obtain a city permit before expanding or changing the use of their operations. Such facilities now are operating under permits granted by the county before Carson was incorporated. Stauffer plans to modify its plant at 20720 S. Wilmington Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1988
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has responsibility to control air pollution in the area. It has the power to fine polluters from $25 to $25,000 a day based on such factors as the extent that emissions exceed legal limits, the potential danger to the public, whether the violation was intentional or accidental and the company's history of violations. These are the 10 highest penalties paid to the district in January: COMPANY TYPE OF BUSINESS PENALTY Mobil Oil Corp.
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