Kern County judge rules Community Recycling center can continue to operate

Center was shut down after death of two employees

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Kern County Superior judge ruled that a Lamont-based compost operation where two brothers died can remain open, Friday. 

Community Recycling and Resource Recovery Inc. were denied due process of law and originally shut down by Kern County officials on November 15, 2011.

16-year-old Armando Ramirez died after inhaling hydrogen sulfide while cleaning out a tunnel and his brother died trying to rescue him.

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Although the company was reopened on November 29, 2011  after a judge ordered the removal of the conditional permit. 



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