DTSC News Feed December 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).

 

December 18, 2015

  • DTSC is launching a Community Protection & Hazardous Waste Reduction Initiative to evaluate opportunities and barriers to hazardous waste reduction in California. In cooperation with an Advisory Committee, DTSC will select up to three pilot-scale research projects to assess ways to reduce hazardous waste.  Additional information is available here.
  • Investigators in DTSC's Office of Criminal Investigations aided the investigation that resulted in a $25.95 million settlement with Comcast Cable Communications for alleged unlawful disposal of hazardous waste. And, DTSC's Environmental Chemistry Lab performed all the chemical analysis during the investigation. Read coverage in the San Jose Mercury News and LA Times.
  • Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, CalEPA, DTSC and other agencies filed criminal charges against five businesses in Boyle Heights for various alleged environmental violations. Read coverage from KPCC.
  • The City of Fort Bragg approved a remedial action plan for the former Georgia-Pacific mill site. DTSC is the lead agency overseeing the work on the site.
  • DTSC's News Feed will back Jan. 7.

December 10, 2015

  • A cleanup project in San Bernardino County embodies DTSC's mission to protect California's people and the environment.

December 4, 2015

  • DTSC began the removal of lead-contaminated soil from residential yards in the Expanded Area near the Exide Technologies facility in Vernon on Thursday, Dec. 3. You can read coverage of the cleanup in Spanish in La Opinion.
  • Staff from DTSC's Safer Consumer Product Program will take part in the Safer Consumer Products Briefing scheduled for January 2016 in San Diego. The briefing will provide information on the latest SCP regulations.
  • 186 residential properties have been cleaned up near the Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers. 

 
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