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Hazardous Materials

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  • Hazardous waste hauler fined $243,000 for abandoning drums of toxics

    Hazardous waste hauler fined $243,000 for abandoning drums of toxics
    A man accused of illegally storing more than 200 drums of hazardous waste at a San Joaquin County truck stop has been fined $243,000 and barred for life from transporting such toxic materials, state regulators said Monday. In a civil complaint filed...
  • From Russian warheads to megawatts

    From Russian warheads to megawatts
    A flatbed truck pulled away from the port of Baltimore last week carrying uranium once packed into nuclear warheads aimed at the United States. The shipment, bound for a processing plant in Kentucky, marked the end of a 20-year collaboration to convert...
  • Mexican officials seek thieves, likely sick from radiation

    MEXICO CITY -- Authorities sought at least two thieves on Thursday who had seized a truck with radioactive material in central Mexico, while a family who found and took home the exposed stolen container was under medical observation, officials said. The...
  • Truck carrying dangerous radioactive material stolen in Mexico

    A truck carrying dangerous radioactive material used in medical treatments was stolen in central Mexico, the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency said Wednesday. Mexico informed the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency that the truck was...
  • L.A. Now Live: State fails to keep track of hazardous waste

    L.A. Now Live: State fails to keep track of hazardous waste
    Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with reporter Jessica Garrison about California's failure to track toxic waste. The state regularly fails to keep track of thousands of tons of dangerous chemicals and toxic metals shipped for disposal on the state's roads...
  • California firm Electro-Forming ordered to remove hazardous waste

    A judge has ordered a metal plating company in Richmond, Calif., to remove large quantities of hazardous waste, including potentially deadly cyanide, after state officials argued that it poses a health threat to nearby residents. Contra Costa County...
  • Chemicals in the crib

    Chemicals in the crib
    Three popular brands of baby mattresses that were marketed in recent months to families and day care centers contained toxic flame retardants linked to increased cancer risk, according to laboratory tests conducted for the Chicago Tribune. One member...
  • Wal-Mart pleads guilty in hazardous waste cases, to pay $81 million

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. admitted to improperly handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its stores nationwide, pleading guilty Tuesday to several federal criminal and civil counts and agreeing to pay more than $81 million. The accusations against...
  • Questions over man arrested at LAX with bulletproof vest, body bags

     
    Authorities are not sure why a man flying into the U.S. from Asia was wearing a bulletproof vest and had body bags and weapons in his luggage....
  • Man found with body bags, smoke grenade at LAX investigated

     
    Federal officials are still trying to determine why a man was wearing a bulletproof vest and had body bags and weapons in his luggage when he arrived on a flight at Los Angeles International Airport....
  • Man in bulletproof vest, with body bags in luggage, arrested at LAX

     
    A man who arrived in Los Angeles on a flight from Japan wearing a bulletproof vest and flame retardant pants underneath his trench coat has been charged with transporting dangerous materials, federal authorities said Tuesday. As if the gear allegedly........