toxic waste http://kvpr.org en State Approves Expansion of Kettleman Hills Toxic Waste Facility http://kvpr.org/post/state-approves-expansion-kettleman-hills-toxic-waste-facility-0 <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">After 6 years, the state of California has approved the expansion of a toxic waste landfill near Kettleman City. The decision will allow the landfill to expand by 50%, or 5 million cubic yards, which owners at Waste Management Incorporated estimate will last about 8 years.</p><p class="p1">Jim Marxen&nbsp;is a spokesperson for the California Department of Toxic Substances Control.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 01:11:12 +0000 Kerry Klein 33062 at http://kvpr.org State Approves Expansion of Kettleman Hills Toxic Waste Facility Kettleman City Resident Uneasy With Landfill's Connection To Clean Water Plan http://kvpr.org/post/kettleman-city-resident-uneasy-landfills-connection-clean-water-plan <p>Maricela Mares Alatorre says she has a “hate-hate” relationship with Kettleman City’s water, which contains unsafe amounts of naturally occurring arsenic.</p><p>“Usually, very early in the morning or late at night, there’s like a petroleum smell, like gas,” Alatorre says. “Sometimes during the day, while we’re washing the dishes, we’ll have a white dish, and all of a sudden, we’ll see the water is totally brown.”&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:30:30 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 25631 at http://kvpr.org Kettleman City Resident Uneasy With Landfill's Connection To Clean Water Plan EPA: Valley Facilities Top Statewide List of Toxic Chemical Releases http://kvpr.org/post/epa-valley-facilities-top-statewide-list-toxic-chemical-releases <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two hazardous waste facilities in the San Joaquin Valley led the state in toxic chemical releases in 2011, according to a report released today by the Environmental Protection Agency.</span></p><p>The Clean Harbors landfill in Buttonwillow in western Kern County ranked number one in the state in toxic releases, with nearly 10 million pounds in 2011. In Kings County, Chemical Waste Management’s Kettleman City disposal facility released nearly four million pounds in 2011, which ranked third in the state.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:07:07 +0000 Joe Moore 9489 at http://kvpr.org EPA: Valley Facilities Top Statewide List of Toxic Chemical Releases