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-breaking Safer Consumer Product regulations go into effect October 1, and they’re getting a lot of attention. Read Director Debbie Raphael’s guest column in Chemical Watch. And check out stories in the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Examiner.com, JD Supra Law News and Mondaq. DTSC also created a video about Safer Consumer Products.
  • Rite Aid Corporation has been ordered to 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 the case and the Department received $125,000 in civil penalties and $5,000 in reimbursements.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

 
  • On Sept. 18, DTSC hosted a public hearing on 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 can clean up contaminated groundwater.
  • This Bay area dry cleaner found that going green saves some green.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 12, 2013

 
  • Agriculture Park in Riverside could sprout homes, thanks to a DTSC-supervised cleanup.
  • Lloyd’s isn’t your normal tire shop.
  • Chico city officials use a DTSC database to prioritize possible redevelopment sites.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 5, 2013

 
  • Water works: DTSC and injections of ozone clean up groundwater in Carson.  
  • Majority of former mill site in Fort Bragg is ready for reuse; DTSC closing in on final cleanup plan.
  • View the Orange County Register story on proposed plans to clean up the Ascon landfill in Huntington Beach.

 

 
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