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Asbestos Debris Discovered Near High School

Environmental officials have discovered around 800 bags of dangerous debris labeled as having asbestos inside from a prohibited waste facility close to Mountain View School.

The violations at Titan Environmental Inc. are being investigated by the state DTSC (Department of Toxic Substances Control) as well as the SCAQMD (South Coast Air Quality Management District).

The waste facility, which has been functioning since 2011 September, is situated very close to the football ground of the Mountain View HS, according to environmental officials. Under state regulations, facilities for dangerous waste should not be operated within five hundred feet of any school.

DTSC spokesperson Jeanne Garcia said the facility doesn’t have enough permits to function as a transporter of harmful waste.