2014 Restoring Communities and Protecting California: DTSC Successes
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’s oversight of Riverside County hazardous waste cleanup will make way for future freeway interchange
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 is helping turn former farmland in Fresno County into a new high school
- Former Farm Land Could Sprout a School
DTSC encourages the development of products and processes that use fewer potentially hazardous materials. Many California businesses are emerging as trailblazers.
DTSC is often among the first responders to emergency situations, such as floods, spills and accidents that involve toxic and hazardous materials.
- DTSC’s Environmental Chemistry Lab is a leader in flame-retardant research
- DTSC’s Emergency Response Unit Helps Cleanup Hazardous Waste From Boles Fire in Weed
- Creams with Mercury Threaten Public Health and Turn Homes into Hazardous Waste Sites
- Site of Redding “bomb house” gets cleanup
- DTSC Emergency Response Crews Called Out To Redding Bomb House
- DTSC performs crucial role during aftermath of wildfires
Spotlight on DTSC
Highlighting recent happenings within DTSC throughout California.
- DTSC helps turn contamination land into housing project
- DTSC Plays a Role in Process of Constructing New Arena in Downtown Sacramento
- Biomonitoring California Program Receives Funding from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- DTSC Aids in Investigation as CPI International, Inc. is Fined $135,000 for Illegal Disposal and Treatment of Hazardous Waste
- DTSC-led cleanup of Fullerton Park is complete
- DTSC oversees hazardous waste removal from failed startup