| Feb 19, 2015
| 3:00 PM
State lawmakers concerned about increasingly common rail shipments of crude oil through Maryland are calling for the state to conduct a full assessment of the risks and for railroads to be more transparent about their operations.
Both CSX Transportation...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:47 PM
Paint -- motor oil -- solvents -- small propane tanks.
These are all items that are common in homes, and, as with anything else, they eventually outlive their usefulness.
But getting rid of them isn't easy. They can't go out with the regular trash,...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 1:12 PM
Safety regulators seek to fine United Airlines $1.3 million, claiming that the carrier violated rules about shipping hazardous material often by inaccurately describing the amount of the cargo.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 12:28 PM
99 Cents Only Stores has agreed to pay more than $2 million to settle accusations that its operations improperly stored, handled and disposed of hazardous and pharmaceutical waste.
An investigation found that the retailer's 251 stores and distribution...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 1:59 PM
Safeway Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle allegations that its grocery stores improperly disposed of hazardous waste and customers' medical information in California.
The agreement comes after an investigation found that the Pleasanton...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The long tanker trains full of crude oil roll south from Pennsylvania about twice a day, along the banks of the Susquehanna River and through the heart of historic Port Deposit, gliding within feet of the VFW hall, the community basketball court, the...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Four workers died and a fifth was hospitalized Saturday after a chemical leak at a DuPont facility near Houston, the company said.
The workers were performing routine maintenance tasks at the company's manufacturing facility in La Porte, Texas, when the...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Next week, the Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit goes back out on the road, and will be making a stop in Groveland.
As the Lake County Solid Waste Division is noting, this is an opportunity for county residents to dispose of any toxic materials in a safe...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Mack Trucks' Lower Macungie Township assembly plant has been fined $54,800 in a settlement with the federal government concerning hazardous waste.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Philadelphia office said Thursday in a news release that Mack...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 2:46 AM
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue has welcomed a new addition to the county’s Regional Hazardous Materials Team.
A new, state-of-the-art truck has been formally installed in what's called a "housing ceremony" at Rescue Station #17, 2308 SW 42nd Street....
| Nov 12, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Los Angeles County is considering legal action against a Vernon battery recycler accused of threatening the health of nearby residents with its lead and arsenic emissions.
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday instructed its lawyers to...