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Hazardous Materials

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  • 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,......
  • 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....
  • Bomb technicians sifting ashes of 'bomb factory' house in Escondido area

     
    The bomb/arson unit of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department is sifting the ashes of the "bomb factory" house outside Escondido to ensure that all explosive materials were destroyed in Thursday's controlled burn. The house, where massive quantities of...
  • 'Bomb factory' house near Escondido declared free of explosives

     
    The site of the controlled burn of the "bomb factory" house outside Escondido is clear of explosives and other hazardous materials, San Diego County officials said Saturday. The Sheriff Department's bomb and arson unit sifted the ashes on the Via......
  • 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......
  • Firefighter/Paramedic Info Session April 16

     
    The City of Evanston's Fire and Life Safety Services has begun a recruitment campaign. As part of the department's recruitment efforts, they will be holding …...
  • 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...
  • Will Co. sets up West Nile Virus hotline

     
    A hotline for residents to get West Nile Virus information and to report dead bird cases has been set up by the Will County Environmental …...
  • 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,...