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Contaminated Plant Turned Over to State Environmental Trust

LOS ANGELES — A state environmental trust will take over a battery recycling plant in Southern California to prevent its bankrupt owners from abandoning the heavily contaminated facility, a newspaper reported Saturday. The Department of Toxic Substances Control announced Friday …

New Orleans Katrina Victims Take on Hurricane Tour Operators

Some New Orleans residents and city officials are pushing back against tour operators who bus out-of-towners into the city’s Lower 9th Ward, where Hurricane Katrina unleashed a wall of water that pushed homes off foundations and stranded residents on rooftops …