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Paint Firms Pay $1.1bn, Clean Up Lead Toxins

A Santa Clara County judge has ordered paint manufacturers Sherwin-Williams, NL Industries and ConAgra to put $1.1 billion into a state-held fund that will be used to clean up lead paint toxins in California cities and counties, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Ten cities and counties sued the paint … Read more »

Largest US Landfill Closes

The largest landfill in the US shut it gates forever yesterday. After 56 years of operation, the Puente Hills Landfill in southeastern Los Angeles County has collected around 130 million tons of waste since 1957 and is 40 stories high in some places, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Puente Hills … Read more »

Walmart

Policy & Enforcement: Wal-Mart Safety, S. Korea Power Crunch, Calif. Offshore Fracking

Wal-Mart Stores has resolved two Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforcement actions by agreeing to improve worker safety and health conditions in nearly 2,900 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores, following alleged repeat and serious violations at a store in Rochester, N.Y. The company also will pay a $190,000 fine, Bloomberg … Read more »