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Hazardous Materials

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  • Claremont man is arrested in mailings of powdery substance to DCFS offices

     
    A Claremont man was arrested Friday on suspicion of sending threatening letters containing a powdery substance to the Department of Children and Family Services and the Los Angeles County children's courthouse, officials said. Martin Calvin Yarbrough, 48,...
  • Target Corp. to pay $22.5 million in settlement over alleged hazardous waste dumping

     
    Target Corp. has agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle a multiyear government investigation into the alleged dumping of hazardous waste by the retail chain, according to court documents filed this week. The settlement, pending final approval by a judge,.....
  • Officials investigate explosion outside Kern County chemical plant

     
    Kern County fire officials are investigating the cause of an explosion Saturday afternoon outside the Niklor Chemical plant. When firefighters arrived just after 2 p.m., they found a trailer on fire in the loading docks, said Capt. Bill Brickey of......
  • Can I recycle ... light bulbs?

     
    In Los Angeles, light bulbs cannot be placed in the recycling bin. Incandescent bulbs can be thrown in the black trash bin, but fluorescent, compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs are considered household hazardous waste and...
  • California congressman tackles toxic trade in new bill

     
    “The States have been passing laws that are already increasing the amount of e-waste collected for recycling, instead of land-filling,” said Kate Sinding, senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. “Unfortunately,...
  • Building evacuated at USC Health Sciences Campus after hazardous-materials spill

     
    A building at USC’s Health Sciences Campus was evacuated Thursday because of a hazardous-material spill, a USC public safety official said. The Clinical Sciences Annex in the 2200 block of Alcazar Street is three miles northeast of downtown Los...
  • Van Nuys facility agrees to $100,000 fine

     
    A Van Nuys metal-plating business has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine to settle charges that it mishandled hazardous waste. Inspectors from the Environmental Protection Agency and Los Angeles County Fire Department found that Crown Chrome Plating, a...
  • Residents evacuated after major train derailment

     
    Emergency officials in the Antelope Valley have evacuated residents after a major freight train derailment. About half of the 62-car train derailed near Littlerock. At least 14 of the cars were carrying hazardous material. Officials are trying to...
  • Human remains found in Bakersfield home

     
    Human remains: Human remains found in Bakersfield home...
  • California toxic waste case settled

     
    “Significant shortcomings at Chemical Waste Management’s lab compromised the company’s ability to accurately analyze the toxic waste to be disposed of in their landfill,” said Jared Blumenfeld, the EPA’s regional...
  • Auto shredder to pay $2.9 million to settle toxic waste case

     
    A judge has accepted the agreement, eresolving complaints that SA Recycling and Simms Metal Waste violated hazardous waste and air pollution laws by continuing operations after its air pollution control system was damaged by the explosion....
  • Disposing of Unwanted Gardening Chemicals and other Hazardous Waste

     
    When you start searching for information about disposing of hazardous materials, you quickly understand why it’s best to not create hazardous waste in the first place. Some tips include: Consider carefully what you buy. If there is an effective,...