DTSC News Feed September 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).

 

September 26, 2014

  • On Sept. 25, more than 50 people, representing community members, environmental groups and stakeholders, attended DTSC's first Draft Priority Product Work Plan workshop in Sacramento. The workshop discussed the seven product categories and received comments from the audience. A second workshop is scheduled Sept. 29 in Cypress.
  • A recent SFGate editorial supported DTSC's efforts to take a "...hard look at chemicals that harm the environment."
  • News Watch 12 of Medford, OR, reported on the cleanup efforts from the Boles Fire in Siskiyou County where DTSC assisted with the removal toxic and hazardous waste.
  • Former farmland near Marysville to be cleaned up by DTSC and become a new campus for the school district.

September 18, 2014

  • Two workshops are scheduled in September for the Priority Product Work Plan in Sacramento and Cypress.
  • EPA awards DTSC and UC Berkeley a $335,000 grant to use green technology to design safer consumer products.
  • The Monterey County District Attorney with DTSC support, settled with TJX Companies, Inc. for $2.7 million for violations of hazardous waste laws.

September 11, 2014

  • Watch a video of DTSC's Terri Hardy discuss the cost recovery program at DTSC's quarterly public meeting held Sept. 10. The next public meeting is set for Dec. 10.
  •  Turning bad land good: DTSC helps turn contaminated land into a proposed housing project in Silicon Valley.
  • DTSC's helps with the cleanup of 3 million gallons of toxic chemicals at Samoa Pulp Mills in Humboldt County.

September 4, 2014

  • Jordan Downs project - a site DTSC is overseeing in Watts - celebrated a lower crime rate. The Los Angeles City Council has given the go-ahead for the $1 billion redevelopment project.

 
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