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San Luis Obispo facing millions in environment fines

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo is facing millions of dollars in fines by state and federal agencies investigating the illegal dumping of toxic wastes by city employees and failure to follow environmental regulations. If the fines are levied, city... (Continue reading)

SLO cited for dumping hazardous waste

UPDATE: San Luis Obispo city attorney Christine Dietrick said in an email Wednesday afternoon that the San Luis Obispo fire department which lodged the notice of violation against the city is a CUPA participating agency overseen by San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

SLO faces fines, arrest of workers over toxic dumping

San Luis Obispo is looking at possible civil and administrative fines as well as the arrests of city workers following the dumping of toxic chemicals in a city facility, City Attorney Christine Dietrick told council members and managers Thursday. The news... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo conceals toxic waste release

Eleven months after a San Luis Obispo city employee dumped toxic chemicals at a public facility, city officials have still not reported the illegal discharge to state authorities as required by law. The failure to report the spill could leave the... (Continue reading)

Kettleman City landfill hit with large penalties

Operators of a Kettleman City landfill face $1 million in collective penalties for improperly analyzing toxic waste while the nearby community of mostly low-income farmworkers is plagued by birth defects. [LATIMES] The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that Chemical... (Continue reading)

EPA to investigate birth defects in Kettleman City

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to investigate a cluster of facial birth defects and other health issues among migrant farm workers in Kettleman City. [Los Angeles Times]. Residents of the town, a popular stop-off for drivers between the... (Continue reading)