DTSC News Feed October 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).

 

October 29, 2015

  • More than 9,800 tons of soil have been removed from 176 residential properties near the Exide Technologies facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers.

October 22, 2015

  • More than 500 property owners have registered with DTSC and CalRecycle for cleanup of their homes that were destroyed by the Butte fire.
  • DTSC's publication of the draft Stage 1 Alternative Analysis Guide "...marks an important milestone in the growing practice of alternatives assessment (AA), as there are now about twenty AA frameworks that promote informed substitution," said the news service, Chemical Watch, in a recent article.
  • 174 residential properties have been cleaned up near the Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers.

October 14, 2015

  • DTSC is overseeing the cleanup of 11,000 acres of polluted land in Riverside County which will provide a new area for recreation use and will also help protect endangered wildlife. 
  • Watch our video on how DTSC and the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority helped create a butterfly preserve in Coyote Ridge for endangered species.  
  • 170 residential properties have been cleaned up near the Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers.

October 7, 2015

  • Coverage continues on DTSC's cleanup efforts of hazardous material left behind by the Butte Fire that destroyed more than 700 properties in Calaveras County. See stories from KCRA 3 News, FOX40 News, and The Union Democrat.
  • More than 9,400 tons of soil have been removed from 167 residential properties near the Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers.
  • US EPA reached a $55 million settlement with Shell Oil Company and U.S. General Services Administration to clean up contaminated soil at the Del Amo Superfund Site in Los Angeles. 

 
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