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Contaminated Soils

Community Protection and Hazardous Waste Reduction Initiative Pilot Project Proposal for Contaminated Soil


The Community Protection and Hazardous Waste Reduction Initiative (Initiative) is a two-year effort that was established and funded through a Budget Change Proposal that was approved for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 fiscal years. The Initiative is designed to effectively leverage DTSC’s goal of a 50 percent reduction of hazardous waste generated in California and disposed into hazardous waste landfills by 2025. Under the Initiative, DTSC is to select up to three pilot-scale projects to reduce hazardous wastes that are generated in significant quantities, can pose substantial risks or hazards to human health or the environment, and are treated, managed, or disposed in communities that are disproportionately burdened by multiple sources of pollution. To assist in the implementation of the Initiative, an Advisory Committee has been formed, comprised of individuals with relevant and diverse expertise in issues related to hazardous waste, hazardous waste management, and the impacts of hazardous wastes on Californians.

View in full the Haz-Waste Reduction Initiative Project Proposal for Contaminated Soil.

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