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 »
Tim Tebow and Kim Kardashian may wanna skip the MANis and pedis! The Department of Toxic Substances Control reports several nail polishes found in salons that claim to be "non-toxic" do in fact contain harmful chemicals. The dangerous substances known as the "toxic trio" includes toluene, DBP and formaldehyde have all been linked to serious illnesses such [...]
California is throwing down the gauntlet on toxic beauty once again. First it was Brazilian blowouts, and now it's nail polish. The state's Department of Toxic Substances Control announced that some of the lacquers used in California salons are guilty of false advertising. Show More Summary
Californians are ready to claw someone's eyes out after a report from state's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) found that several nail polishes billing themselves as "toxic free," were, in fact, toxic times three: they contained formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), also known as the "toxic trio" of chemicals. More »
A considerable number of so-called "non-toxic nail care products" do, in fact, contain toxins, the DTSC (California Department of Toxic Substance Control) has warned in a new study released today. Although several labels claimed to be...Show More Summary
The state Department of Toxic Substances Control is expected to issue a report Tuesday showing that investigators found toxic chemicals in several nail products that had claimed to be toxic-free, bad news for people who work in California's ubiquitous nail salons.
Here’s the latest policy, enforcement and legal news affecting corporate environmental and energy executives. Today’s briefing includes 10 items. The California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) will imminently release its...Show More Summary
This is the first in a series of postings about Assembly Bill 1879 (AB1879), California’s “Green Chemistry” program. This summer California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) issued draft regulations, the comment period for which is currently open. Let’s start with the mega-view of the nascent program. In the organic statute, AB1879, DTSC was charged [...]
California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control just released its proposed “green chemistry” regulations. The regulations implement Assembly Bill 1879, which is a potential game-changer in how chemicals are regulated. Eschewing...Show More Summary
Maureen Gorsen, Director of California's Department of Toxic Substance Control gave a brief presentation on what the state is doing to crack down on toxic materials being used in products we consume on a daily basis, and outlines how the state is particularly poised to influence how products are manufactured. Click through to watch her presentation....