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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.

DTSC Targets Commercial Landlord, Tenants for Illegal Hazardous Waste Disposal

DTSC Targets Commercial Landlord, Tenants for Illegal Hazardous Waste Disposal

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…

DTSC Releases Scorecard for California’s 78 Hazardous Waste Facilities

DTSC Releases Scorecard for California’s 78 Hazardous Waste Facilities

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…

DTSC Intervenes After Exide Fails to Fully Investigate Contamination

DTSC Intervenes After Exide Fails to Fully Investigate Contamination

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….

DTSC Proposes Regulating Toxic Chemical in Nail Products

DTSC Proposes Regulating Toxic Chemical in Nail Products

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….

News Conference Regarding Proposal to Make Nail Products Safer

News Conference Regarding Proposal to Make Nail Products Safer

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….

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