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Hazardous Materials

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  • Van Nuys facility agrees to $100,000 fine

     
    A Van Nuys metal-plating business has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine to settle charges that it mishandled hazardous waste. Inspectors from the Environmental Protection Agency and Los Angeles County Fire Department found that Crown Chrome Plating, a...
  • Residents evacuated after major train derailment

     
    Emergency officials in the Antelope Valley have evacuated residents after a major freight train derailment. About half of the 62-car train derailed near Littlerock. At least 14 of the cars were carrying hazardous material. Officials are trying to...
  • Human remains found in Bakersfield home

     
    Human remains: Human remains found in Bakersfield home...
  • California toxic waste case settled

     
    “Significant shortcomings at Chemical Waste Management’s lab compromised the company’s ability to accurately analyze the toxic waste to be disposed of in their landfill,” said Jared Blumenfeld, the EPA’s regional...
  • Auto shredder to pay $2.9 million to settle toxic waste case

     
    A judge has accepted the agreement, eresolving complaints that SA Recycling and Simms Metal Waste violated hazardous waste and air pollution laws by continuing operations after its air pollution control system was damaged by the explosion....
  • Disposing of Unwanted Gardening Chemicals and other Hazardous Waste

     
    When you start searching for information about disposing of hazardous materials, you quickly understand why it’s best to not create hazardous waste in the first place. Some tips include: Consider carefully what you buy. If there is an effective,...
  • Report finds lapses at Coachella Valley waste site

     
    Western Environmental Inc., which operates a waste facility on the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians reservation near Mecca, did not meet California hazardous waste standards “in a number of significant areas,’’ according to a state...
  • 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........
  • Could offshore drilling in Virginia dredge up toxic danger?

    Could offshore drilling in Virginia dredge up toxic danger?
    Virginia's offshore drilling plan is filled with unknowns. Among them: how much oil and natural gas is beneath the Atlantic Ocean, and how a spill would affect the environment. Perhaps the biggest uncertainty, one that has seldom been discussed...