Camp Fire cleanup begins, while federal funding hangs in the balance and PG&E faces more scrutiny

This week Paradise residents were finally allowed back into their town, many greeted by leveled homes and more questions about what’s next in the wake of California’s most destructive fire in history.

The clean up efforts to ensue were described as “herculean” at a community meeting Wednesday, as hazmat teams embark on the first, four-month-long phase of removing hazardous waste from Butte County’s burn areas, which spans more than 150,000 acres, KQED reports.

The overlapping second cleanup…