"Kettleman City Activists Seek To Block Expansion of Toxic Dump"

"New citations against Chemical Waste Management prompt Kettleman City activists, who believe the dump has sickened children, to protest its proposal to grow."

"KETTLEMAN CITY, Calif. -- Environmental activists and leaders of this impoverished community, outraged by unreported spills of cancer-causing chemicals, are trying to block expansion of a toxic waste dump that is the largest of its kind west of the Mississippi River.

Activists say the history of the troubled Chemical Waste Management dump and new citations alleging failure to report 72 hazardous materials spills over the last four years show the company cannot be trusted to protect public health. The state Department of Toxic Substances Control issued the citations earlier this month — and is the agency that must rule on the proposed expansion."

Louis Sahagun reports for the Los Angeles Times November 24, 2012.

Source: LA Times, 11/26/2012