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Published by The Office, May be purchased from Joint Publications Office in Sacramento, CA .
Written in English



  • California,
  • California.


  • Hazardous waste sites -- California -- Management.,
  • Sanitary landfills -- California -- Management.,
  • Hazardous waste treatment facilities -- California.

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Edition Notes

Statementprepared at the request of Assembly member Lucy Killea ; prepared by the Assembly Office of Research ; Wendy Umino, project manager, with the assistance of Jody Sparks.
ContributionsUmino, Wendy., Sparks, Jody., California. Legislature. Assembly. Office of Research.
LC ClassificationsTD811.5 .T63 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 96 p. :
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2496319M
LC Control Number87621031

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  Please comply with social distancing and bring your mask when you visit the site. There are new traffic patterns and there may be delays as we manage traffic through the site, particularly on Saturdays. Please be patient. Hours continue to be M-F AM - PM and Sat AM - PM. Residents may dispose of household hazardous waste such as aerosol cans, paint and cleaning products at the Environmental Collection Center on the second Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the Thursday and Friday before the second Saturday from . With 14 toxic waste dumps considered serious threats to public health, California leads a list of 99 additional Superfund priority cleanup sites released Tuesday. The Valley of the Drums is a acre ( hectare) toxic waste site in northern Bullitt County, Kentucky, near Louisville, named after the waste-containing drums strewn across the area. After it had been collecting waste since the s, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) analyzed the property and creek in , finding high levels of heavy metal, polychlorinated biphenyls.