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Vernon Health and Environmental Control Orders HazMat Cleanup at Four Star Chemical

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Vernon, CA – Vernon Health and Environmental Control Department (VHEC) officials, citing an "imminent danger to health, public safety and the environment" today announced they have ordered the immediate cleanup of flammable hazardous waste substances improperly stored in drums at Four Star Chemical, a chemical blender, packager and aerosol manufacturer located at 3137 E. 26th Street in Vernon (90058).

The VHEC cleanup order comes in the aftermath of a two-month department investigation into allegations of wrongdoing in the handling, safe management and disposal of hazardous substances at Four Star Chemical.

VHEC officials, in cooperation with Vernon's Fire Marshal, took enforcement action against Four Star Chemical after serious violations of California hazardous materials monitoring and control statutes were discovered at Four Star Chemical's manufacturing plant during an on-site investigative code enforcement inspection at the company's facilities.

VHEC officials found that improperly stored hazardous waste containers at the Four Star Chemical site posed an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety and the environment.

VHEC's administrative order requires Four Star Chemical to safely remove and properly dispose of hazardous substances found to have been improperly stored in drums on the company's property.