DTSC News Feed August 2015

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).

 

August 28, 2015

  • DTSC will receive a $350,000 reimbursement for the cleanup costs incurred for cleaning up arsenic, chromium and copper contamination at a former wood-preserving site in Elmira.
  • Check out the latest numbers on the cleanup of residential properties near the Exide facility in Vernon - 153 properties complete and more than 8,500 tons of soil removed. 
  • A former brownfield site in Pittsburg which is home to 83,000 solar panels will begin operation in October. DTSC supervised the cleanup of the 104-acre piece of land.

August 21, 2015 

  • DTSC's Safer Consumer Products program "has helped raise awareness among consumers and retailers and spurred suppliers to look at alternatives" wrote The Guardian  about California's Green Chemistry Initiative.  
  • DTSC and CalRecycle will be part of the Rocky fire debris management cleanup plan. 
  • More than 8,200 tons of soil have been removed from 150 residential properties near the Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers.

August 14, 2015

  • DTSC and the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority are helping a  Bay Area endangered butterfly survive by designating a preserve in the Santa Clara County foothills.
  • More than 8,100 tons of soil has been removed from 146 residential properties near the Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers.
  • Follow DTSC and other CalEPA agencies on the CaliforniaEPA Instagram account!

August 6, 2015

  • Work to remove contaminated soil  for a new school campus in Ridgecrest could begin in late September or early October. DTSC is supervising the cleanup.
  • Check out the  latest numbers on the cleanup of residential properties near the Exide facility in Vernon - 139 properties complete and more than 7,700 tons of soil removed. 

 
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