February 16, 1990 |
Tribal officials on the Pechanga Indian Reservation near Temecula have filed a lawsuit to block a water district's plan to pump treated sewage into the area's underground aquifer. The suit, filed by the Temecula Band of Luiseno Mission Indians in Riverside County Superior Court, charges that the Rancho California Water District violated state environmental laws by approving the sewage project without adequately assessing its impact.
October 18, 1990 |
Beginning an important new phase in the cleanup of California's most notorious toxic waste site, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced plans to extract and treat contaminated ground water migrating from the Stringfellow Acid Pits.
April 10, 1993 |
Spring runoff brewed up another toxic waste leak at the Stringfellow acid pits, prompting officials to close the dump and cancel a Friday tour by jurors hearing a damage suit against its users. Work crews wearing respirators plugged an initial leak Wednesday. It was the third since rainfall saturated the 20-acre dump and surrounding hills two months ago.
September 12, 1990 |
Contaminants from sewage and cow manure are migrating rapidly through the ground water supply of western Riverside and San Bernardino counties, threatening to make water in nearly half of the region's subterranean basins undrinkable within 25 years, a new study shows. Preliminary results of the $1.
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June 6, 1987 |
Addressing one of the most complex legal dilemmas ever to confront the federal Superfund program, a federal judge in Los Angeles has held 13 companies that dumped or transported hazardous wastes to the Stringfellow Acid Pits liable for cleanup costs that could approach $100 million. In a ruling issued late Thursday, U.S. District Judge James M.
April 1, 1989 |
As many as 2,000 bottles of drinking water from an Irvine-based bottled water company were removed from store shelves as company and state health officials continued Friday to test the product for potentially lethal levels of sodium fluoride, authorities said. Niagara Drinking Waters Inc.