Hazardous Waste

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Uncovered: Battery Facility Trucks Leaked Toxic Waste On Calif. Roads For 25 Years

One of California’s most powerful lawmakers is demanding action after documents were uncovered detailing trucks leaving toxic waste on Southern California freeways.


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Rite Aid Corp. Ordered To Pay $12.3M For Dumping Hazardous Waste In Local Landfills

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.

CBS Los Angeles–09/24/2013

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Environmental Groups Threaten Rail Companies With Lawsuits Over Dirty Rail Yards

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.


Vista Paint Ordered To Pay $1M To Settle Waste Lawsuit

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.


SpaceX Fined For Hazardous Waste Violations

The California rocket developer Space Explorations Technologies has been fined $45,600 for hazardous waste violations.