"EPA Orders LA County Landfill To Curb Hazardous Waste Leakage Immediately"

"Federal environment officials have ordered a Los Angeles County landfill to take urgent action to protect public health, citing noxious odors and hazardous waste issues in the surrounding community.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday instructed the Chiquita Canyon Landfill to mitigate such off-site impacts, by containing liquid leachate and reducing smoldering activities.

“This order reflects EPA’s commitment to ensuring landfill operators mitigate noxious odors and comply with federal law to prevent public exposure to hazardous wastes,” said Martha Guzman, EPA regional administrator for the Pacific Southwest, in a statement."

Sharon Udasin reports for The Hill February 23, 2024.

Source: The Hill, 02/27/2024