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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.
The Department of Toxic Substances Control today announced a $124,100 settlement with a property management company and its auto body and repair tenants for the mishandling of hazardous waste materials at more than a dozen properties in Sacramento County. “Our enforcement team is determined to identify and prosecute any and all businesses that improperly handle hazardous waste…
The Department of Toxic Substances Control today released its first statewide hazardous waste facility scorecard ranking the 78 operating permitted facilities in California that treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste. The provisional scores reflect a facility’s history of compliance with hazardous waste laws and will be used as a factor to approve or deny an operating permit…
The Department of Toxic Substances Control is asking the public to review and comment on DTSC’s tentative decision to deny a hazardous waste facility permit renewal application for Stericycle Environmental Solutions Inc., which conducts business as General Environmental Management (GEM)) in Rancho Cordova…
Sacramento Glass Recycler to Pay $1.2 Million Settlement Over Illegal Battery Disposal After DTSC Investigation
A Sacramento glass recycler will pay $1.2 million to settle allegations that its Sacramento facility illegally disposed of more than 500,000 pounds of discarded batteries from homes and businesses, the Department of Toxic Substances Control announced today. A DTSC investigation found that Strategic Materials Inc. had mismanaged…
Citing persistent refusal by Exide Technologies to comply with its legal obligation to investigate the extent of contamination around its former battery recycling facility, the Department of Toxic Substances Control today rejected Exide’s Draft Residential RCRA Facility Investigation Report (RFI) and Residential Corrective Measures Study. DTSC also assessed penalties for violating….
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced today that it is taking steps to promote safer alternatives to a toxic chemical found in many nail products. Because of the danger it poses to nail salon workers and their customers, DTSC is proposing to list nail products containing the chemical toluene as a Priority Product under its Safer Consumer Products program….
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will hold a news conference on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, to discuss a new proposal to regulate a toxic chemical found in many nail products. The proposed regulation seeks to protect the health of nail salon workers and their customers by requiring manufacturers to look for safer alternatives if they want to….
U.S. EPA and Calif. DTSC Near Completion of Hill and Woolsey Fires Household Hazardous Waste Removal Operations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) have cleared household hazardous waste from over 99 percent of properties in Los Angeles and Ventura counties as part of the Hill….
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) have cleared household hazardous waste from more than 99 percent of properties in the Town of Paradise and Butte County as part of the Camp Fire response effort….