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April 18, 1990 | LISA MASCARO
Authorities say that an Anaheim industrial company has been disguising its toxic waste as common garbage and may have dumped tens of thousands of gallons of dangerous materials into a Brea landfill in the past five years. Jaime Hirsch, hazardous materials specialist for the Anaheim Fire Department, said she received an anonymous tip last week that led to a weeklong surveillance of the W.C. Richards Co. at 1116 N. Olive St.
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July 18, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK and KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A former Anaheim paint plant executive was sentenced to three years in state prison Friday for ordering his employees to secretly mix hundreds of thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals with ordinary trash that ended up in a county landfill. Prosecutors said it was the longest sentence ever given to a toxic polluter in California and the first prison term for illegal dumping ever handed out by a judge in Orange County.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1992 | BILL BILLITER
A paint manufacturing plant suspected of dumping toxic wastes on its grounds is being investigated by county and city agencies that may excavate the site, officials confirmed Thursday. The plant under investigation, W.C. Richards Co., 1116 N. Olive St., was raided two years ago by the Orange County district attorney's office and accused of secretly dumping hazardous waste for 2 1/2 years into the Brea-Olinda landfill.
NEWS
July 18, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK and KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A former Anaheim paint plant executive was sentenced to three years in state prison Friday for ordering his employees to secretly mix hundreds of thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals with ordinary trash that ended up in a county landfill. Prosecutors said it was the longest sentence ever given to a toxic polluter in California and the first prison term for illegal dumping ever handed out by a judge in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three decayed chemical drums and soil soaked with toxic chemicals were dug up at an Anaheim paint manufacturing plant by investigators acting on an anonymous report. The firm, W. C. Richards Co., located in an industrial area, was charged two years ago with violations that county officials called one of the most serious illegal dumping cases in the county's history. Its former vice president is scheduled to stand trial March 16 on felony charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1991 | MARLA CONE
A municipal judge on Friday ruled that a former vice president of an Anaheim paint-manufacturing plant must stand trial on five felony counts of illegal disposal of hazardous waste. Marion Bruce Hale, formerly of W.C. Richards Co., has been charged with directing his employees on a daily basis to disguise dangerous chemical waste in sawdust and secretly dump it in regular garbage, which was hauled to a county landfill in Brea.
NEWS
July 18, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK and KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A former Anaheim paint plant executive was sentenced to three years in state prison Friday for ordering his employees to secretly mix hundreds of thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals with ordinary trash that ended up in a county landfill. Prosecutors said it was the longest sentence ever given to a toxic polluter in California and the first prison term for illegal dumping ever handed out by a judge in Orange County.
NEWS
July 18, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK and KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A former Anaheim paint plant executive was sentenced to three years in state prison Friday for ordering his employees to secretly mix hundreds of thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals with ordinary trash that ended up in a county landfill. Prosecutors said it was the longest sentence ever given to a toxic polluter in California and the first prison term for illegal dumping ever handed out by a judge in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1990 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Anaheim paint manufacturing plant and its top executive were charged Tuesday with five felony counts for allegedly hiding several hundred thousand gallons of hazardous chemicals in sawdust and secretly dumping it in the garbage for at least 2 1/2 years. W.C. Richards Co. saved several thousand dollars per week by disguising the solvents and hauling them illegally to the county-run Brea-Olinda landfill, said Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1992 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three decayed chemical drums and soil soaked with toxic chemicals were dug up Friday at a paint manufacturing plant by investigators who were tipped to the buried waste by an anonymous informant. County, city and state officials have suspected illegal dumping at the W. C. Richards Co. plant, in an industrial area of northern Anaheim, since 1990, but they found no evidence until the informant called the district attorney's office and identified the site where the wastes were buried.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1992 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first major waste-dumping trial in Orange County, a Superior Court jury Wednesday convicted a former Anaheim paint plant executive of directing his employees to mix toxic chemicals in ordinary trash on a daily basis for over two years. After a trial that lasted two months and deliberations that lasted two hours, a jury found Marion Bruce Hale, ex-vice president of W. C. Richards Co., guilty of all five felony counts against him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three decayed chemical drums and soil soaked with toxic chemicals were dug up at an Anaheim paint manufacturing plant by investigators acting on an anonymous report. The firm, W. C. Richards Co., located in an industrial area, was charged two years ago with violations that county officials called one of the most serious illegal dumping cases in the county's history. Its former vice president is scheduled to stand trial March 16 on felony charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1992 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three decayed chemical drums and soil soaked with toxic chemicals were dug up Friday at a paint manufacturing plant by investigators who were tipped to the buried waste by an anonymous informant. County, city and state officials have suspected illegal dumping at the W. C. Richards Co. plant, in an industrial area of northern Anaheim, since 1990, but they found no evidence until the informant called the district attorney's office and identified the site where the wastes were buried.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1992 | BILL BILLITER
A paint manufacturing plant suspected of dumping toxic wastes on its grounds is being investigated by county and city agencies that may excavate the site, officials confirmed Thursday. The plant under investigation, W.C. Richards Co., 1116 N. Olive St., was raided two years ago by the Orange County district attorney's office and accused of secretly dumping hazardous waste for 2 1/2 years into the Brea-Olinda landfill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1991 | MARLA CONE
A municipal judge on Friday ruled that a former vice president of an Anaheim paint-manufacturing plant must stand trial on five felony counts of illegal disposal of hazardous waste. Marion Bruce Hale, formerly of W.C. Richards Co., has been charged with directing his employees on a daily basis to disguise dangerous chemical waste in sawdust and secretly dump it in regular garbage, which was hauled to a county landfill in Brea.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1990 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Anaheim paint manufacturing plant and its top executive were charged Tuesday with five felony counts for allegedly hiding several hundred thousand gallons of hazardous chemicals in sawdust and secretly dumping it in the garbage for at least 2 1/2 years. W.C. Richards Co. saved several thousand dollars per week by disguising the solvents and hauling them illegally to the county-run Brea-Olinda landfill, said Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1992 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first major waste-dumping trial in Orange County, a Superior Court jury Wednesday convicted a former Anaheim paint plant executive of directing his employees to mix toxic chemicals in ordinary trash on a daily basis for over two years. After a trial that lasted two months and deliberations that lasted two hours, a jury found Marion Bruce Hale, ex-vice president of W. C. Richards Co., guilty of all five felony counts against him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1992
The recent conviction of an Anaheim paint plant executive for directing his employees to dump toxic chemicals illegally marks a milestone in Orange County's commitment to crack down on hazardous waste dumping. It was the first time a toxics case of this kind had been brought to trial in Orange County; most are settled before they reach a courtroom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1990 | LISA MASCARO
Authorities say that an Anaheim industrial company has been disguising its toxic waste as common garbage and may have dumped tens of thousands of gallons of dangerous materials into a Brea landfill in the past five years. Jaime Hirsch, hazardous materials specialist for the Anaheim Fire Department, said she received an anonymous tip last week that led to a weeklong surveillance of the W.C. Richards Co. at 1116 N. Olive St.
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