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2013-07-02 20:20:40

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) used a bogus excuse--the promise of cutting the hazardous waste the state produces in half by 2025--to preliminarily approve Chemical Waste Management's expansion of its hazardous waste landfill at Kettleman City, Consumer Watchdog said today. "Based on this company's terrible record of repeated violations of hazardous waste laws, the DTSC should have denied Chemical Waste...

2012-11-16 20:20:24

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today praised the Department of Toxic Substances Control for 72 citations of Chemical Waste Management Inc. for failing to report spills of hazardous waste at its hazardous waste and PCB landfill over a four-year period, but said now the department should follow through with a permit denial. The department referred the case to the state Attorney General's Office. If the company is charged $25,000 for...

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...