The site operated by Waste Management Inc. will pay $400,000 in fines and spend $600,000 on upgrades to manage hazardous materials at the facility. The nearby community of mostly low-income farmworkers is plagued by birth defects.
A toxic waste dump near a San Joaquin Valley community plagued by birth defects has agreed to pay $400,000 in fines and spend $600,000 on laboratory upgrades needed to properly manage hazardous materials at the facility, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.
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