DTSC News Feed June 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).

 

June 26, 2014

  • DTSC filed a complaint against FedEx Ground for allegedly mishandling hazardous materials shipped in California. Extensive coverage has ranged from the Sacramento Bee and Star Tribune (in Minneapolis).
  • Sunnyvale's newest neighborhood park in nearly 30 years opens in July with help from DTSC.
  • Comments can still be submitted to DTSC's Priority Products by June 30th. For more information, click here.

June 19, 2014

  • DTSC overseeing lead testing at Jordan Downs housing project in Watts.  
  • DTSC ensures pollution is safely contained at six school sites in the San Diego area, including one in El Cajon near an aerospace plant.

June 12, 2014

  • Two sister companies in the San Diego area will pay DTSC $70,000 for improper handling of hazardous waste. For more details, check out DTSC's press release.
  • DTSC is set to cleanup a former Xerox site used to clean copiers and equipment with chemical solvents in Irvine. DTSC will clean up contaminated soil and monitor groundwater.
  • DTSC's crew responds to Berkeley meth lab bust. See the story at the Berkeleyside site.
  • Comments can still be submitted to DTSC's Priority Products by June 30th. For more information, click here.

June 5, 2014

  • DTSC has wrapped up its final Priority Products workshop. There's still time to comment by June 30, just click here.
  • Sacramento downtown railyard on the verge of being sold. Check out the story in the Sacramento Bee.
  • EPA decreases unemployment by training 25 people to clean up a former industrial site in Rialto.
  • Kaiser Permanente pledged this week to stop buying toxic flame-retardant furniture.

 
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