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Hazardous Materials

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  • Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged

    Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged
    Chicago area communities must act soon to demand the federal government tighten proposed regulations on railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and other hazardous materials, a coalition of suburbs says. Federal regulators especially need to close a...
  • Lake County Animal Services extends $10 adoption fee

    Lake County Animal Services' shelter management has opted to continue its summer adoption sale through Oct. 1. Adoption rates are $10 for dogs and cats. Cats also are BOGO — buy one, get one free. A maximum of three dogs and four cats may be...
  • Environmental health specialists do battle against pollution, other hazards

    By Erinn Hutkin Program director of environmental health at Illinois State University, George Byrns calls the field a "discovery major." Many students don't even know it exists, then stumble upon it and end up switching to this intriguing field....
  • Clermont hosting upcoming household hazardous waste disposal event

    There’s the sturdy trash container, and then homes also have those recycling container. But what happens if you need to dispose of more toxic items – from swimming pool chemicals to car batteries and used motor oil – that are not...
  • Truth will hurt you if state must divulge radioactivity data

    David Allard, director of the state Bureau of Radiation Protection, came down from the Mount of Olives declaring that, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall not set you free, but shall result in a demonstrable risk of physical harm to you"...
  • Albertsons to pay $3.4 million to settle illegal disposal case

    Albertsons to pay $3.4 million to settle illegal disposal case
    The Albertsons company was ordered Tuesday to pay more than $3 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the grocery chain of illegal disposal, transportation, storage and mismanagement of hazardous waste at its 188 California locations.  The company...
  • Fumes sicken 29 employees at Jurupa Valley trucking firm

    Twenty-nine employees of a Jurupa Valley trucking company were overcome Friday evening by fumes of an unknown substance, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.   Hazardous materials crews responded to reports of a noxious odor in a trailer...
  • Director of state toxics agency to step down

    The head of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control is resigning after three years leading the long troubled department. Debbie Raphael, who took over as director of the state agency in 2011, grappled publicly with reforming a department...
  • Restaurants skip required nutrition info; officials choose not to care

    Only five years ago, California enacted a pioneering law that required restaurants to put nutritional information on menus. For the first time, consumers were empowered to make informed decisions about what they ate. So it seems crazy that it's even a...
  • NTSB head: Oil tanker rail 'safety has been compromised'

    NTSB head: Oil tanker rail 'safety has been compromised'
    The recent spate of accidents in the U.S. and Canada involving trains carrying crude oil demonstrates that “far too often, safety has been compromised,” the head of the top U.S. transportation safety agency said today. The amount of crude...
  • Baltimore Household Hazardous Waste collection events begin

    Baltimore Household Hazardous Waste collection events begin
    Baltimore City's Household Hazardous Waste collection events begin April 4 and will continue every month on the first Friday and immediately following Saturday through October, Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow announced Monday. City residents can...