Oakland A’s Sue California Regulator Over Toxins Near Planned Stadium Site

The Oakland A’s baseball team sued California’s toxic waste department Wednesday, claiming it has failed to rein in pollution generated by Schnitzer Steel — a multinational company operating the largest metal-shredding facility in the state next to the team’s proposed future waterfront home.

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Hazardous Waste

A federal court in California ruled that a resident of the Marina district in San Francisco may pursue his claim under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act against Pacific Gas and Electric relating to hazardous waste left in the area by the company’s plants 100 years ago. The man has standing to sue based on his “recreational and aesthetic interests.”

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