DTSC News Feed July 2016

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).

 

July 28, 2016

  • Residents near the former Exide battery plant in Vernon received training for environmental jobs under DTSC's Workforce Development and Job Training Program. The program aims to meaningfully employ community residents who live in proximity of the Exide Technologies facility by promoting the use of local hiring requirements.
  • Hundreds tour the land around Seaplane Lagoon on the former Naval Air Station at Alameda Point. DTSC is supervising the cleanupwhich will result in a couple of large parks, a 500-acre federal wildlife habitat, housing, retail and a ferry building.
  • DTSC has sampled more than 2,700 properties near the Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers here.

July 22, 2016

  • DTSC's Safer Consumer Products program will begin rulemaking to list Children's Nap Mats, one of the three proposed Priority Products, as a product-chemical combination that has the potential to cause harm. See coverage from Chemical Watch.
  • DTSC Emergency Response unit continues to help victims of the Erskine Fire remove hazardous materials in Kern River Valley.
  • The Navy will soon transfer another large piece of land of a former air station to the City of Alameda. DTSC has been involved with the cleanup process leading up to the transfer.
  • DTSC has collected more than 4,200 access agreements from residents near the Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers here.

July 14, 2016

  • Coverage continues of DTSC's cleanup efforts of hazardous materials in Kern County in the aftermath of the Erskine wildfire. See stories at ABC Bakersfield and in the Kern Valley Sun.
  • DTSC has sampled more than 2,400 residential properties near the Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers here.

July 7, 2016

  • DTSC's Emergency Response Unit will help clean up hazardous materials in Kern County in the aftermath of the Erskine wildfire.
  • DTSC has sampled more than 2,200 residential properties near the Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers here.

 
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