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Restoring Communities and Protecting California: DTSC Successes

 Recent Success Stories

  • DTSC Cleans Up on Santana Row (03/28/2017)

  • DTSC is Clearing the Way for New Retail Development (11/29/2016)

  • Bay Area city to get a new park thanks in part to DTSC (11/17/2016)

  • DTSC Helps Debut a New High School in Salinas (08/02/2016)

  • DTSC's Emergency Response Unit to Help Clean Up After Devastating Wildfire (07/06/2016)

  • DTSC Plans Job-Training Program (06/21/2016)

  • DTSC Is Helping Reshape the Alameda Waterfront (06/03/2016)

  • DTSC scientist helps high school students form environmental club, celebrate Earth Day (05/11/2016)

  • DTSC Brownfields Grant Helps Kick Off Affordable Housing Project (05/09/2016)

    Brownfields Cleanups

    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.


    Groundwater Cleanups

    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.


    Mine Cleanups

    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.


    Spotlight on DTSC

    Highlighting recent happenings within DTSC throughout California.


    Use our interactive map to read about some of DTSC Success.

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