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Kettleman City toxic waste facility fined for violations

Dec 1, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
EPA fines Chemical Waste Management $302,100 for failing to properly manage carcinogenic PCBs. The company — the only one in the state licensed to handle PCBs — says its cleanup exceeded EPA standards.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency levied a $302,100 fine Tuesday against the operator of a toxic waste dump near a Central California farming community beset by unexplained birth defects, saying the company failed to properly manage carcinogenic polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.

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