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The Department of Toxic Substances Control has issued a Notice of Deficiency to manufacturers of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation systems who claim there is no suitable alternative to a toxic chemical used in their wall and roof insulation products.
DTSC Enforcement Results in Penalties for Lynwood Generator’s Unauthorized Treatment, Storage of Hazardous Waste
A series of inspections conducted by the Department of Toxic Substances Control has resulted in $64,350 in penalties for a Southern California generator of hazardous waste due to multiple violations of California’s hazardous waste laws….
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.
DTSC Files Civil Complaint Against Sacramento-Area Hazardous Waste Facility for Repeat Violations of Hazardous Waste Laws
The Department of Toxic Substances Control has filed suit against General Environmental Management of Rancho Cordova LLC, Stericycle Environmental Solutions Inc., and Stericycle, Inc. (GEM/Stericycle), because of numerous serious and repeat alleged violations of California’s 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…
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…