DTSC News Feed October 2014

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).

 

October 30, 2014

  • Former farmland is being turned into a high school in Fresno County with the help from DTSC.
  • DTSC is asking for input from manufactures concerning making fishing products safer. See how fisherman in one California community took the lead out of a nearby lake to protect drinking water and wildlife.
  • DTSC helped remove toxic chemicals remaining after a drug bust in Santa Clara County.

October 23, 2014

  • DTSC files complaint against U.S. Army for numerous hazardous waste laws violations. Read more details at the Modesto Bee.
  • DTSC's Twitter account reached 900 followers this week! Follow us at @CaliforniaDTSC to get the latest information on DTSC news and check us out on Facebook.

October 16, 2014

  • DTSC's Emergency Response unit helps cleanup hazardous waste left behind by the Boles Fire in Weed.
  • Stanislaus County takes on the role of project manager for future development of the former Crows Landing Air Facility, a site overseen by DTSC.

October 9, 2014

  • Historic Silicon Valley site to become a new public open space preserve in Santa Clara County. The site, owned by United Technology Corp., is being overseen by DTSC.
  • Changes made by DTSC to the Priority Product Initiative on spray foam were welcomed by spray foam industry.
  • DTSC is testing the soil at Heritage Park in Parlier for arsenic.

October 2, 2014

  • A Calexico business was ordered to pay $19,000 by DTSC for improper disposal of hazardous waste.
  • The fifth comprehensive high school for the Irvine Unified School District will have its groundbreaking ceremony on October 16. DTSC played a major role in the evaluation and testing of the site for hazardous material.
  • DTSC's fact sheet is cited by EcoWaste Coalition group who is urging the Philippines' government to stop the sale and use of brass water faucets with high lead content.

 
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