| Nov 16, 2013
| 10:00 AM
MECCA, Calif. — Year after year the trucks rolled in, dumping loads of sewage sludge and contaminated dirt at a soil-recycling plant in this tiny desert community.
Thousands of deliveries were dutifully recorded in a state database. Anyone who...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:36 PM
A judge has ordered a metal plating company in Richmond, Calif., to remove large quantities of hazardous waste, including potentially deadly cyanide, after state officials argued that it poses a health threat to nearby residents.
Contra Costa County...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Have you ever put a leftover bag of lawn chemicals in the garbage? Leftover motor oil? Driveway sealer? Paint remover? Oven cleaner?
George and Eunice Schermerhorn of Whitehall are too responsible to do that. After a minor spill from a rusted quart of...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:58 AM
A new environmental collection center in Naperville will be a one-stop location for dropping off both recyclable items and household hazardous waste.
State and local officials gathered Friday to break ground on the $1.8 million project at the Naperville...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Clarence E. Ross, assistant chief of the Harford County Hazardous Materials Response Team, has received the inaugural "Making a Difference Award" from the International Association of Fire Chiefs Hazardous Materials Committee.
The award was presented...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 12:33 AM
Responders strengthen hazmat training
By CHELCEY ADAMI, Staff Writer
HEBER — At any given time, an earthquake could cause chemical containers to overturn, a freight truck or rail car could wreck, or a water treatment plant chemical container to...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:38 AM
As smoke rose above Rosedale homes hours after a CSX train derailed and exploded May 28, many residents wondered what exactly was burning.
Three of the railcars were transporting hazardous materials, and investigators believe it was sodium chlorate that...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. admitted to improperly handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its stores nationwide, pleading guilty Tuesday to several federal criminal and civil counts and agreeing to pay more than $81 million.
The accusations against...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:26 PM
A hazardous materials call Friday and a gas station fire Monday required vastly different responses, but year-round training and organizational tactics enabled firefighters from Aberdeen Fire and Rescue to handle whatever was thrown their way.
| Dec 28, 2012
Three popular brands of baby mattresses that were marketed in recent months to families and day care centers contained toxic flame retardants linked to increased cancer risk, according to laboratory tests conducted for the Chicago Tribune.
| May 4, 2013
| 4:20 AM
pesticide use, asthma rates and contaminated bodies of water give Brawley the dubious distinction of being one of the most polluted areas in California, according to a recent report by a state environmental health agency.