One of California’s most powerful lawmakers is demanding action after documents were uncovered detailing trucks leaving toxic waste on Southern California freeways.
A judge has ordered Rite Aid Corporation to pay more than $12.3 million stemming from a civil lawsuit alleging some 600 California stores dumped hazardous waste in local landfills.
An environmental group sent letters Tuesday warning two of the country’s biggest rail companies to prepare for a federal lawsuit if they don’t undertake measures to clean up hazardous waste their facilities emit into the air from diesel engines in 16 California rail yards.
An Orange County paint company has agreed to pay about $1 million to settle a lawsuit that claims it illegally transported and mismanaged hazardous waste and materials.
The California rocket developer Space Explorations Technologies has been fined $45,600 for hazardous waste violations.