2013 Restoring Communities and Protecting California: DTSC Successes
Military Base Cleanups
A quarter of all U.S. military bases shut down during base closings from 1988 through 1995 were in California. DTSC mobilized massive base cleanup efforts that have repositioned more than 70 percent of closed acreage for new uses.
- US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon Held On Site Where DTSC Is Involved In Cleanup
- New waterfront neighborhood emerges in Alameda
- DTSC helps Mather fly high
- Former McClellan Air Base Takes Off With Help from DTSC
Brownfields are contaminated industrial and manufacturing sites that require cleanups before being developed for new uses. DTSC has cleaned up thousands of acres of brownfields to create new housing, offices, stores and jobs.
- DTSC grants pave the way for economic development
- DTSC helps make contaminated land safe for new homes
- A small lot helps fulfill big need in Alameda
- Port cleanup project is an economic boost
- DTSC helps turn contaminated soil into new Silicon Valley community
- Brooklyn Basin project moves ahead
- The Salton Sea: Does it figure in DTSC’s future?
- DTSC at Epicenter of New Soccer Stadium
- DTSC Setting the Stage for Project Highlighted in China Trip
- Painting Up The Town in Emeryville
- DTSC helps pave way for return of wheelchair athletes to gym
- Former Plant Site Could Become Showcase Development
- Cleanup of Hollister Gas Site Could Begin in 2013
Industrial byproducts and other contaminants can spread beyond surface soils and into one of California’s most precious resources, its groundwater. Many of DTSC’s cleanups involve successfully restoring the quality of groundwater.
- Corrective Measures Proposal at Long Beach Manufacturing Plant
- Bacteria Could Eat Up Groundwater Contamination Under LA School
More than a century and a half of mining in California has created an estimated 47,000 abandoned mine land sites. DTSC’s cleanup efforts have led to new uses, including parks.
When school districts use state construction funds to expand or build new school campuses, DTSC inspects the sites and rids them of any contaminants that may exist. Since 2000 DTSC has ensured the environmental safety of 500,000 students at these sites.
- DTSC helps El Segundo get its first high school in half century
- Award-winning campus sprouts with DTSC’s help
DTSC encourages the development of products and processes that use fewer potentially hazardous materials. Many California businesses are emerging as trailblazers.
- DTSC honors Los Angeles school officials for pesticide reduction
- International scholar hails DTSC lab as one of the best pet study labs in the world
DTSC is often among the first responders to emergency situations, such as floods, spills and accidents that involve toxic and hazardous materials.
- EPA/DTSC team up to clean up toxic hazard
- METH BUSTERS: DTSC Role in Cleaning Up Drug Labs
- Custom Chrome & Bumper, Yuba City
Spotlight on DTSC
Highlighting recent happenings within DTSC throughout California.
- DTSC Employees Are Honored by Technology Council
- DTSC Cleans Up Land in Heart of Silicon Valley
- DTSC Hosts Seminar for the Chinese Huizhou City Delegation
- DTSC puts the “safe” into Safe and Sane fireworks
- Los Angeles Environmental Justice Youth Conference draws dozens of students
- DTSC Uses Federal Grant for Environmental Justice Projects
- DTSC Hires Criminal Investigator For OCI
- DTSC’s Dr. Klein Featured In Women’s History Calendar
- Contest shows video producers a greener future
- DTSC scientist shines as trainer
- DTSC director spreads the message of Safer Consumer Products
- DTSC Interacts With Thousands Of School Kids At State Scientist Day