DTSC News Feed May 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).

 

May 28, 2015

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected DTSC for two brownfields assessment grants totaling $400,000. DTSC will use the money to assess and come up with cleanup plans for sites along the I-710 Corridor, an environmental justice area in Los Angeles County that links the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with the rest of Southern California.
  • DTSC recently outlined the groundwater cleanup of the Topock Compressor Station site in Needles at a public meeting. The public has until June 4 to submit comments.
  • More than 5,100 tons of soil has been removed from properties near the Exide facility in Vernon. Check out the latest numbers on the cleanup.

May 21, 2015

  • DTSC recently approved the Carson stadium land sale as part of the oversight of the site cleanup. With the land transfer, the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders complete another step in building a proposed $1.7 billion joint-use football stadium.
  • Coverage over the nail salon industry continues. See the editorial from The Sacramento Bee.
  • Check out the latest numbers on the cleanup of residential properties near the Exide Facility in Vernon.
  • Watch DTSC's video to learn how employees at CalEPA celebrated Earth Day by taking their children to work.

May 14, 2015

  • Electro-Forming Co. was ordered to pay $8.9 million in penalties for alleged violations of unlawful storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste. Read about the previous violations the Richmond Metal Plating Company faced for hazardous waste violations.
  • This New York Times series and Los Angeles Times article are raising awareness of the health risks some nail product ingredients create for salon workers.  U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy called the articles "important tools for regulators to make their case for new public health laws."

May 7, 2015

  • DTSC is helping create jobs, new businesses and homes at a former Naval Supply Center in Alameda.

 
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