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Toxic Waste Site Near Kettleman City Agrees To Settlement With EPA



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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, August 25, 2011
 
The settlement comes after EPA inspectors found that the facility's lab equipment was improperly calibrated for more than five years and therefore unable to detect accurate concentration levels of hazardous chemicals.
 
The landfill has been heavily criticized by environmentalists and Kettleman City residents, who blame the dump for causing health problems.
 
EPA officials, however, say the violations don't pose a health threat.
 
NOTE: Earlier this year, Capital Public Radio News presented a 3-part investigative series examining this issue.  View our special website for  the series here.
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