How to clean up a toxic waste dump in California
A dump at a toxic chemical recycling plant in California has caused widespread concerns among residents.
The plant, called Waste Management in its most common form, recycles hazardous chemicals including arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, mercury and nickel.
It is located in a city in the state of California’s Central Valley.
The waste is shipped in trucks and delivered to a landfill site in the city of Santa Barbara.
The landfill site is not only a hazard to people living nearby, but also to wildlife.
The chemicals are stored in the soil of the area.
Wastewater from the landfill has been flowing into the Santa Barbara River and contaminating nearby streams.
“It’s a very important and environmentally hazardous site.
We are doing our best to mitigate the risk,” said Mark Gorman, a spokesperson for Waste Management.”
We’re committed to cleaning it up,” he said.
But the city and its residents have been concerned about the pollution, as well as its potential to harm wildlife.
Santa Barbara city officials have expressed concern over the amount of chemicals that could be in the waste, including arsenic and lead.
In addition to arsenic, lead and mercury, the chemicals are also found in arsenic-containing fertilizers, paints, sealants and plastics.
“The chemicals that are in the landfill are a big concern to us, but it’s a risk to the environment as well.
So we’re taking every precaution to minimize that risk,” Gorman said.
Santa Maria is just a few miles from the Waste Management plant.
The city has been in the midst of a massive environmental cleanup effort since 2010.
The environmental cleanup was led by the city’s Department of Water and Power and led by Santa Barbara’s Water and Wastewater department.
“There’s been an extensive cleanup that has resulted in an environmental footprint of over 200,000 square feet, but that’s only just part of the story.
It’s an ongoing process,” Gogan said.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the landfill was one of the largest waste sites in the US.
More than 6,000 people have signed a petition calling for a citywide ban on toxic waste dumping in the Santa Maria area.
The petition has garnered over 70,000 signatures, according to the Los Angeles Public Library.
In an email, the city wrote:”It is our view that the dumping of hazardous materials and materials with potential for health and environmental risks is a significant health risk and should be prohibited in all of our municipal facilities.
We have been working with Waste Management to develop a plan to address this issue.
We expect to be implementing that plan within the next few months.”
The Los Angles Times reports that the city is also developing a plan that would require that toxic waste be disposed of in an environmentally sustainable manner, with local agencies responsible for managing and maintaining hazardous materials.
“If this is not a problem, we will not be working with them,” Gomer said.