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The Environmental Protection Agency fined the BKK Corp. $21,000 for filing an “inadequate” plan to control toxic waste at the West Covina dump and for six other alleged federal violations. The agency also charged that BKK failed to submit a plan for monitoring hazardous material over the next 30 years and that the firm refused to provide audited statements of its assets and a financial guarantee that it could pay for long-term safety precautions at the landfill. BKK stopped accepting hazardous waste on Nov. 30 amid public controversy over leaking toxic gases that forced the evacuation of 21 families near the dump in July. The families have returned to their homes.


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