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State Agency Taking Steps to Make Sure Polluters Pay

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The California state agency responsible for cleaning up contaminated sites, ranging from former military bases to mom-and-pop dry cleaners, has recently disclosed that it failed to collect cleanup costs from polluters resulting in taxpayers footing the b

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Sue H (7)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 9:48 am
What good is the "agency" then?? Fire all and find someone to do the Job!!

Kit B (276)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 9:50 am

Somehow I seriously doubt the is the only agency has not collected from the proper sources for clean up costs. It should probably something constitutions demand in a yearly accounting, or we could just fine known polluters with a yearly tax for pollution costs.

JL A (281)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 12:14 pm
The problem period was under Arnie's appointee...Brown has replaced with someone who may ensure function performed Sue.
CA posts a list of those who owe the biggest amount of state income taxes--maybe unpaid fines should also be posted? Posting could capture this type of problem on a routine basis (transparent, too).
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Leann Wells Huber (0)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 1:39 pm
This drives me NUTS! If you are going to hold someone liable for something that was done that hurts us all, make sure they are actually held accountable in every way! IDIOTS!

Nancy M (197)
Monday June 10, 2013, 11:01 am
Well, I guess the good news is that this problem has been caught and now I hope fixed.

Interesting. I used to not know that these "superfund" sites are actually SUPPOSED to have the clean-up paid by the owners.

JL A (281)
Monday June 10, 2013, 11:09 am
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