RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) _ Federal regulators will offer job training for people interested in working to clean up toxic groundwater contamination at a former Southern California industrial site.
The San Bernardino Sun (http://bit.ly/1tupUYt) says the Environmental Protection Agency will begin outreach next month to recruit and train up to 25 people to apply for jobs cleaning the site of a former fireworks manufacturer in Rialto.
Workers will be trained to become environmental technicians, material handlers and dump truck drivers.
The training is part of a nationwide EPA effort aimed at providing job readiness to communities affected by Superfund sites.
The 160-acre site was contaminated over the decades when it was used to make and store fireworks, rocket motors and munitions. It was declared a Superfund site in 2009 after chemicals were found in groundwater.