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 […]


A garbage truck empties its load as bulldozers process the waste at the Central Landfill, in Johnston, R.I. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Unilever says it will use less plastic per bottle

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Unilever PLC, the producer of countless disposable containers that clutter the landfills of the world, says it is adopting technology that will cut the amount of plastic it needs to use in […]


A Joshua tree in the desert. (AP Photo)

LA sanitation ends plans for dump near Joshua Tree

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County’s sanitation districts are no longer pursuing plans to build a 4,000-acre landfill near Joshua Tree National Park on former mine land. David Rothbart, supervising engineer at the Sanitation […]


Calif. toxic landfill hit for spills

KETTLEMAN CITY, Calif. (AP) – A Central California hazardous waste dump with a history of fines now finds itself with another headache: the state has issued 72 violations for spills that went unreported. The state […]



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