DTSC News Feed June 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).

 

June 25, 2015

  • DTSC helped fund the East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice survey for the truck idling hot spots and illegal E-Waste dumping in the City of commerce. As a result, 20 signs will be installed in the city in locations where significant numbers of idling trucks and engines were found. See coverage in the EGP News.
  • The California Interagency Refinery Task Force will host a series of Refinery Safety Forums regarding recent efforts to better protect communities and the environment in and around oil refineries. The first forum is June 29 in Carson.

June 19, 2015

  • U.S. EPA and DTSC provided grants and loans that will cover the cost of the removal of more than 5,600 tons of contaminated soil in Huntington Park. When the cleanup is complete, the former Southland Steel property will be used for an electric vehicle dealership.
  • DTSC was part of the research team that linked prenatal exposure to DDT to higher breast cancer risk in a study led by the Oakland Public Health Institute.
  • 105 residential properties have been cleaned up near the Exide facility in Vernon.

June 11, 2015

  • DTSC received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. EPA to fund assessments of environmentally impacted communities in Southern California.
  • The first meeting of the Exide Advisory Group was held at the Resurrection Church in Boyle Heights.
  • The U.S Navy transferred more than half of the adjoining Treasure and Yerba Buena islands to the city of San Francisco. It is the first major ownership transfer that could lead to new homes, businesses and open space on the former Navy sites.

June 4, 2015

  • DTSC is helping set the stage for the makeover of a large piece of property called the  Santa Clara Square project in Santa Clara.
  • More than 5,300 tons of soils have been removed from 93 residential properties near the Exide facility in Vernon. Checkout the latest numbers on the cleanup.
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