DTSC News Feed March 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).

 

March 26, 2015

  • DTSC announced that Schaffer Grinding Company will pay DTSC a $160,000 penalty to settle allegations that it violated hazardous waste laws, including illegal exportation of hazardous waste.
  • PG&E will begin removal of polluted soil in April from Shell Pond in Suisun Bay under DTSC's guidance.

March 12, 2015

  • DTSC announced today an order to close the Exide facility in Vernon and the steps required to protect the community with an enhanced cleanup.
  • A fourth date was added to the draft SEPs Policy public workshop on April 9 in Brawley. Get details here on all four dates.
  • DTSC's survey on the Voluntary Cleanup Program ends March 13, please take the  short survey and give us your feedback.

March 5, 2015

  • DTSC cited the Gallo Glass Company this week for allegedly using hazardous waste in the production of glass wine bottles at its plant in Modesto. DTSC received extensive coverage in more than 50 publications. See coverage from Capital Public Radio and Wine Spectator.
  • DTSC is adopting a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEPs) Policy and will hold three public workshops in March on its draft SEPs Policy. The SEPs Policy is part of DTSC's commitment to environmental justice in California's most impacted and vulnerable communities.

 
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