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California Issues Legal Order for Cleanup of Santa Susana Toxic Site

California Issues Legal Order for Cleanup of Santa Susana Toxic Site

California has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy to remove contaminated buildings at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, a former nuclear research and rocket engine test facility in Ventura County. This action requires DOE to remove all 10 buildings within the Radioactive Materials Handling Facility Complex.

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…

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…