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2011-01-13 15:00:00

KETTLEMAN CITY, Calif., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management of the Central Valley today announced that Wenck Associates, Inc. has completed an extensive PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) study at WM's Kettleman Hills Facility, which found that PCBs treated, stored and disposed at the facility do not have an adverse impact on human health or the environment. "The evaluation done of PCBs in soil in the Kettleman Hills Facility in conjunction with U.S. EPA was unusual in its level...

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2010-01-31 06:29:58

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called for two state-run agencies to investigate a rash of birth defects that have affected Kettleman City for over a year now, according to the Associated Press. The intervention from the Governor's office was a welcome surprise to both residents and activists who have been demanding answers on why this is happening in this small impoverished municipality. The pleas for help were largely ignored for nearly 15 months. Though it is a big victory now for the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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