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Text Size: tool goes here A 23-year-old woman from Lemoore suffered major injuries Friday afternoon after two drivers on Highway 41 just north of Kettleman City both swerved to the east shoulder to avoid crashing, resulting in a head-on collision,
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45 PM Text Size: tool goes here Leaders from the West's largest hazardous waste landfill met with townfolk in nearby Kettleman City last week about plans to renew a state operating permit. They also met resistance again from Kettleman City opponents
Maria Saucedo cried as she spoke of the two babies she has lost in Kettleman City -- one to birth defects and the other in a miscarriage. There's no proof, but she blames the toxic landscape surrounding her town. She and others who have suffered in
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.
A Central California hazardous waste dump with a history of fines now finds itself with another headache: the state has issued 72 violations for spills that went unreported. The state Department of Toxic Substances Control has referred the case to
tool goes here The November runoff for Kings County District 2 supervisor will show whether incumbent Richard Valle can win re-election despite the stigma of being criminally charged with sexual assault -- charges that were dropped in May.
Text Size: tool goes here After more than two decades, Kettleman City residents finally are seeing a huge reduction in truckloads of toxic waste passing through town on Highway 41...Community activists are cheering the slowdown of loads to the West's
The West's largest hazardous-waste landfill is running out of room after four years of expansion attempts have been stymied by tragedy in nearby Kettleman City. State authorities put the expansion on hold after community activists in 2009 reported a
53 PM Text Size: tool goes here Southern California soon will begin sending sewage sludge into western Kings County -- up to 500,000 tons a year to a piece of farmland the size of Clovis. It's the San Joaquin Valley's newest mega-composting project,