Buttonwillow http://kvpr.org en In Kern County, Plans for Hydrogen Power Plant And Fertilizer Factory Ignite Debate http://kvpr.org/post/kern-county-plans-hydrogen-power-plant-and-fertilizer-factory-ignite-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the small Kern County community of </span>Tupman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the 2013 pistachio harvest is well underway.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Chris Romanini's family has been farming this land, just west of Interstate 5, where the valley's fields meet the Elk Hills for decades.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:28:52 +0000 Joe Moore 21711 at http://kvpr.org In Kern County, Plans for Hydrogen Power Plant And Fertilizer Factory Ignite Debate Fight Over Alleged Radioactive Waste Involves Kern County Landfills http://kvpr.org/post/fight-over-alleged-radioactive-waste-involves-kern-county-landfills <p>Consumer Watchdog and other environmental groups have filed suit against Boeing and the California Department of Toxic Substance Control over what they claim is the illegal disposal of low-level radioactive waste from a retired Boeing facility in Ventura County.</p><p>The groups allege that the demolition of potentially contaminated buildings at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory near Simi Valley is a threat to public health, and a violation of the state’s environmental laws.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 02:46:26 +0000 Valley Public Radio News 19672 at http://kvpr.org