"Expansion of West's Largest Toxic-Waste Dump Is Approved"
"The Kings County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday upheld an earlier decision to allow Chemical Waste Management to expand its 1,600-acre facility near Kettleman City in the San Joaquin Valley.
The proposal still needs state and federal approval.
Community members in the largely Spanish-speaking town about three hours north of Los Angeles urged the board to reject the expansion after discovering an alarming increase in birth defects and infant deaths."Source: AP, 12/24/2009