SA Recycling LLC, a metal recycler and processor based in Orange, California, recently paid $255,000 in fines for hazardous waste, the Business Journal reported. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) previously conducted an inspection and found that soil, dirt, dust, and debris at one of the recycler’s sites... Show More Summary
The Department of Toxic Substances Control took soil samples from 22 schools by Exide. [ more › ]
Will the second look lead to a different outcome? A 2014 decision made by the state's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to "take no further action" on the lead-contaminated soil at Watts's Jordan Downs housing project is getting a second look. Show More Summary
Is there a bias problem at the state's Department of Toxic Substances Control? Sure looks that way.
California anglers may be facing a lead ban, which would make putting split-shot and lead-eyed flies illegal. The drafted proposition by California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control cites environmental damage and harm to bird populations as causes for concern. Via … more ?
The budget signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown establishes an independent panel to oversee the California Department of Toxic Substances Control after a series of shortcomings in its regulation of hazardous waste operations and cleanups across the state.
A $1.2 million contaminated soil cleanup effort is underway on a Southern California brownfield site that will be the location of a new BMW electric vehicle dealership. The EPA and the US Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will work with the city of Huntington Park to remove about 5,600 tons of contaminated soil from […]
Researchers affiliated with California's Public Health Institute, the University of California Davis, and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control have published a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism...Show More Summary
The Ernest and Julio Gallo glass production company, Gallo Glass Company is surprised the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is suing the wine glassmaker for allegedly storing and recycling oil and hazardous dust containing arsenic, lead, selenium, and cadmium for six years. Show More Summary
Sims Group USA will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a civil environmental enforcement action resulting from a hazardous waste disposal investigation in California. The state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control investigated Sims’...Show More Summary
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wrote a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday blasting the California Department of Toxic Substances Control for slow progress in testing and cleaning up lead-contaminated soil at dozens of homes near a troubled battery recycling plant in Vernon.
FedEx Ground Package System allegedly violated California’s hazardous waste control laws more than 1,500 times, according to a civil complained filed by the state Department of Toxic Substances Control. The complaint alleges that since...Show More Summary
California's Department of Toxic Substances Control just spent six years investigating hazardous substance dumping by one very large string of stores -- and it paid off. Last week, Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse was fined a total of $18.1 million for illegally dumping hazardous substances into the landfill -- at more than 100 of its stores. Show More Summary
Last week, California's Department of Toxic Substance Control unveiled the first stage of its new Safer Consumer Products program, by releasing the names of three types of products that it says contains toxic chemicals that may put Californians at risk. Show More Summary
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) wants manufacturers to find alternatives to three chemicals contained in consumer product. The regulatory follows DTSC’s Safer Consumer Products regulations, which took effect Oct.1, 2013. Show More Summary
California’s groundbreaking Safer Consumer Product regulations took effect October 1, 2013. The long-in-the-making green chemistry regulations establish a process for the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to identify...Show More Summary
California lawmakers are calling for an investigation following two reports that say the state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control refuses to revoke the permits of companies that repeatedly violate environmental laws, and lets hazardous waste polluters operate on expired permits for years at a time. The reports found that the DTSC has consistently failed to protect [...]
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) just released a document stating that some polishes brands contain a 'toxic-trio' of chemicals and are harmful to one's health, as well as the environment. This year, we'll be celebrating...Show More Summary
Toxin-Free Nail Polish Still Contains Toxins: California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control found that several nail polishes claiming to be “3 free” (that’s sans chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate), often contain the toxic ingredients anyway. Show More Summary
Many nail polish brands claim that their offerings are free of certain toxic chemicals. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control put those claims to the test in a lab — but the findings are very concerning. More »