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Metal Recycling Facilities Fined $65,000 for Mismanaging Hazardous Waste

Metal Recycling Facilities Fined $65,000 for Mismanaging Hazardous Waste

A yearlong investigation by the Department of Toxic Substances Control into a metal recycling company found it mismanaged hazardous waste at facilities in Hanford and Visalia, California. The company, Vrede Recycling Inc., will pay $65,000 in finesfor its failure to properly handle hazardous waste from appliances and other materials during processing…

DTSC Sues Owners of Former Oakland Electroplating Shop

DTSC Sues Owners of Former Oakland Electroplating Shop

The Department of Toxic Substances Control has filed suit against the former owners and operators of a closed Oakland electroplating business and former landowners to require them to clean up toxic chemicals and pay more than $800,000 in penalties and unrecovered costs. In April 2017, DTSC ordered Lisa Marie Rossi and Gerald F. Rossi, who operated the E-D Coat Inc. plating…

DTSC Approves Final Cleanup for the Zeneca Site in Richmond

DTSC Approves Final Cleanup for the Zeneca Site in Richmond

The Department of Toxic Substances Control today announced the final cleanup plan for a contaminated site in Richmond, along the San Francisco Bay shoreline, formerly owned by the chemical company Zeneca Inc. The cleanup will allow redevelopment of the site in a manner that protects public health and the environment…

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