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Hazardous Materials

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  • EPA fines Kettleman City waste dump over PCB contamination

     
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday levied a $300,000 fine against a toxic waste dump near a Central California farming community plagued by birth defects for failing to properly manage carcinogenic polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs....
  • Are nanotech-based pesticides safe? A new report looks at the issues

     
    The arena of pesticides -– and the battle to fight bugs out in the world's farm fields -– is expanding to include an unexpected new tool: nanotechnology. That shift has scientists and researchers more than a bit concerned over what,......
  • Free Hazardous Waste Collection

    Gayle Anderson was live in Palmdale for "FREE HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION." Did you know that disposing of oil and paint improperly can be devastating to a community? In fact, one gallon of motor oil, the amount of a typical auto oil change, can pollute...
  • City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

    The following is from the Laguna Beach City Council meeting of June 15. Volleyball team honored The Laguna Beach High School boys' volleyball team and coach were presented with a proclamation in honor of their triple championship season, with a 25-8...
  • Sulphur man arrested for illegal disposal of hazardous materials into a storm drain

    Sulphur man arrested for illegal disposal of hazardous materials into a storm drain
    A Sulphur man was arrested today on charges of willfully or knowingly disposing hazardous waste. Garry Lee Glass, 59, Director of Maintenance at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital, allegedly ordered his subordinates to dispose of STERIS 20 Sterilant...
  • Hundreds Of Gallons Of Heating Oil Spills Into The Bronx River

    Hundreds Of Gallons Of Heating Oil Spills Into The Bronx River
    Police and hazardous materials crews converged met in the New York suburbs Wednesday to fix a massive oil leak emptying into the Bronx river. A spokeswoman from the Westchester County Health Department reportedly estimated that "hundreds of gallons" of...
  • Get rid of it the green way

    Get rid of it the green way
    Now is the time of year when many of us finally get around to tackling our biggest cleaning and organizing projects around the house. That might include cleaning out cramped closets, boxing up clothes and getting to that cluttered garage. Instead of...
  • Quick Hits

    Residents complain of K-rail mosquitoes Eight households in the 5400 block of La Forest Drive banded together to send a letter to the city's Public Works Department complaining of a boost in mosquito activity around the K-rails installed in the fall to...
  • Don't let the bedbugs bite

    Don't let the bedbugs bite
    Bed bugs have been invading metro areas across the country and this region isn't immune. On the Peninsula, hotel chains, private residences and at least one apartment building have had recent reports of the pests which are about the size of an apple...
  • Chalmette Refining Releases 19 Tons Of Catalyst, Not One Ton As Previously Claimed

    Chalmette Refining Releases 19 Tons Of Catalyst, Not One Ton As Previously Claimed
    The follow-up report Chalmette Refining submitted a week after a Labor Day power outage and chemical accident shows the amount of catalyst and sulfur dioxide released into the community far exceeded public statements. The new figure discovered in...
  • Hazardous waste found in Barrington

    Hazardous waste found in Barrington
    Attorney General Lisa Madigan obtained indictments against a Barrington pool company for illegally dumping a hazardous chemical used to clean filters. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency allegedly found evidence that muriatic acid was...
  • State sues bounce house manufacturer

    A Burbank manufacturer of inflatable bounce houses is being sued by the state for allowing too much lead in its products. Last month the California Attorney General's Office went after 11 manufacturers of the popular inflatable structures, saying the...