DTSC News Feed March 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).

 

March 24, 2016

  • DTSC has collected more than 1,000 access agreements and cleaned more than 200 properties near the Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers here.
  • A recent article in the National Law Review stated, "California's landmark green chemistry law is the most extensive state chemicals management framework in the country." Read the full story here.
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March 17, 2016

  • This past weekend, DTSC Director Barbara A. Lee, CalEPA Secretary Matt Rodriquez, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti and over 200 volunteers canvassed in Boyle Heights neighborhoods to inform residents about lead contamination from the now-closed Exide facility in Vernon. See coverage from Univision and the LA Times.  
  • DTSC has collected more than 900 access agreements and sampled more than 600 properties near the Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers here.

March 10, 2016

  • A total of 200 properties have been cleaned up and 596 have been sampled near the Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers here.

March 3, 2016

  • California is phasing in regulations that limit the amount of harmful chemicals in brake pads. Watch our video on the major milestones since the introduction of Senate Bill 346 which passed in 2010.
  • Community action groups and DTSC collected access agreements from City of Commerce residents interested in getting their yards sampled for lead contamination in an outreach effort in late February. You can view the video in Spanish  here.
  • DTSC was part of a panel discussing the cleanup process on properties affected by lead contamination from the Exide facility on Telemundo's Enfoque Los Angeles.
  • Mount Shasta's former lumber mill property known as The Landing, a brownfields site supervised by DTSC, will move forward with the rest of the cleanup in mid-April. 

 
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