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Albertsons to pay $3.3M to end waste disposal case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Albertsons supermarket chain will pay $3.3 million to settle allegations that its California stores illegally dumped hazardous waste, including over-the-counter medication, pool chemicals and batteries. The settlement was announced Tuesday […]

06/25/2014

FILE - This Dec. 8, 2009 file photo shows trucks hauling material to the Waste Management landfill site just outside Kettleman City, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

California approves expansion of toxic waste site

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — State officials on Wednesday approved a major expansion of a toxic waste landfill in Central California that residents say has caused birth defects in children. The Kettleman Hills landfill can grow […]

05/21/2014

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Wal-Mart pleads guilty to federal environmental crimes in cases partly filed in LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pleaded guilty today to six misdemeanor counts of violating the Clean Water Act by illegally handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its retail stores across the United […]

05/28/2013

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State shuts down SoCal hazardous battery recycler

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State environmental officials have ordered a Southern California battery recycling company to suspend operations after they say it discharged hazardous metal sludge into leaking pipelines.

04/24/2013

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Solar industry grapples with hazardous wastes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While solar is a far less polluting energy source than coal or natural gas, many panel makers are nevertheless grappling with a hazardous waste problem.

02/10/2013

Three Southland metal companies to pay over $196,000 in EPA fines

LOS ANGELES (CNS) –  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced settlements totaling nearly $200,000 with three Southland metal finishing companies for hazardous waste and Clean Water Act violations. All three facilities are located along […]

09/10/2012

Walgreens waste

(CNS) –  The city attorney of Los Angeles and nearly 40 other prosecutors statewide are suing the Walgreens drug store chain from allegedly dumping hazardous wastes into the environment. The lawsuit maintains that more than […]

08/06/2012

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