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DTSC News Feed September 2013

DTSC News Feed is a weekly email that pulls together short updates and internet links to keep you informed about the latest accomplishments and news highlights at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013

  • After five years of collaboration, DTSC’s ground-breakingSafer Consumer Productregulations go into effect October 1, and they’re getting a lot of attention. Read Director Debbie Raphael’s guest column inChemical Watch. And check out stories in theLos Angeles Times,Huffington Post,Examiner.com,JD Supra Law NewsandMondaq. DTSC also created avideoabout Safer Consumer Products.
  • Rite Aid Corporation has beenorderedto pay more than $12.3 million because 600 California stores allegedly dumped hazardous waste in local landfills. DTSC’s Office of Criminal Investigations assisted in thecaseand the Department received $125,000 in civil penalties and $5,000 in reimbursements.

 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

  • On Sept. 18, DTSC hosteda public hearingon the Department’s draft decision to allow Chemical Waste Management to expand its hazardous waste landfill in Kettleman Hills. About 140 members of the public attended the hearing at Kettleman City Elementary school, and about 50 entered their comments into the public.
  • Molasses, vegetable oils and even cheese whey canclean upcontaminated groundwater.
  • This Bay area dry cleaner found thatgoing greensaves some green.

 

SEPTEMBER 12, 2013

  • Agriculture Park in Riverside couldsprout homes, thanks to a DTSC-supervised cleanup.
  • Lloyd’s isn’t yournormal tireshop.
  • Chico city officials use a DTSC database toprioritizepossible redevelopment sites.

 

SEPTEMBER 5, 2013

  • Water works: DTSC and injections of ozone clean up groundwater inCarson.  
  • Majority of former mill site inFort Braggis ready for reuse; DTSC closing in on final cleanup plan.
  • View the Orange County Registerstoryon proposed plans to clean up the Ascon landfill in Huntington Beach.

 
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