County & State failure to conduct proper permit process for Clean Harbors toxic waste landfill in Buttonwillow, proposed expansion, lack of language access
Wednesday 20 June 2018 09:03:15 AM
Location: 800 C St, Bakersfield, CA 93304, USA
Categorie: Toxic Substances
DTSC's website confirms that they are allowing Clean Harbors to continue dumping hazardous wastes at the landfill in Buttonwillow despite the fact that the permit they are operating on was issued in 1996 and should have expired more than a decade ago. The company submitted their application in 2005, then DTSC did nothing to move the permit process forward which allows the company to operate without public involvement in a permit process. The English only EIR used to permit this dump is over a quarter century old. DTSC has dragged their feet on a new permit process, has denied meaningful civic engagement and language access. DTSC has also failed to comply with SB673 and the Kettleman City civil rights settlement which required the agency to adopt, by new years, criteria to consider cumulative impacts in permit decisions.
Also we have just learned that Kern County is starting a CEQA EIR process for proposed expansion of the landfill. Who has been notified? Are the notices multilingual? How does the public get involved in the process?