DTSC News Feed September 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).

 

September 30, 2015

  • DTSC's Emergency Response Unit inspected and cleaned up hazardous waste from burned properties in Trinity Pines after the Fork Complex fire devastated the area in early August.
  • DTSC received $500,000 in Supplemental funding from U.S EPA to help clean up contaminated brownfields sites. DTSC was one of 31 grantees from across the country to receive such funding.
  • A former brownfield site in Contra Costa County was recently turned into a sports park with DTSC's help
  • Meredith Williams, DTSC's Deputy Director of the Safer Products and Workplaces Program, gave the opening address at the 2015 Green Chemistry Clearinghouse conference in San Francisco on Sept. 29, and Karl Palmer, Chief of the Safer Consumer Products Branch, moderated a panel at the conference.

September 23, 2015

  • More than 9,100 tons of soil have been removed from 161 residential properties near the Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers.

September 16, 2015

  • Karl Palmer, Chief of DTSC's Safer Consumer Products Branch, will be part of a panel at the 2015 Green Chemistry Clearinghouse conference on Sept. 29 in San Francisco.
  • U.S. EPA reached a settlement agreement with a metal finishing firm to spend $108,000 to develop hazardous waste training materials for the metal finishing industry. The materials will be available to DTSC and to the local CUPA.
  • 159 residential properties have been cleaned up near the Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers.
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