| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:50 PM
The state Senate's Environmental Quality Committee has scheduled a hearing on the Department of Toxic Substances Control's oversight of hazardous waste operations in California, officials announced Tuesday.
The Jan. 15 hearing in Sacramento will address...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:05 PM
Roy Paul Gressly, who owned and operated at least a half-dozen hazardous waste hauling businesses, eluded regulators' detection for years as he moved from one location to another.
Sometimes he left toxic waste behind, court records state, and...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:52 PM
SACRAMENTO—The head of the state toxics department told a state Senate hearing Wednesday that she is working hard to correct the agency's problems regulating hazardous waste and is seeking increased funding and other changes to beef up key areas....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:08 PM
A flatbed truck pulled away from the port of Baltimore last week carrying uranium once packed into nuclear warheads aimed at the United States.
The shipment, bound for a processing plant in Kentucky, marked the end of a 20-year collaboration to convert...
| 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...
| 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 18, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with reporter Jessica Garrison about California's failure to track toxic waste.
The state regularly fails to keep track of thousands of tons of dangerous chemicals and toxic metals shipped for disposal on the state's roads...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:21 PM
A truck carrying dangerous radioactive material used in medical treatments was stolen in central Mexico, the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency said Wednesday.
Mexico informed the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency that the truck was...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:01 PM
VIENNA/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican police have found dangerous radioactive medical material stolen by thieves that the United Nations said could provide an ingredient for a "dirty bomb," the country's national nuclear safety commission CNSNS said on...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:18 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Authorities sought at least two thieves on Thursday who had seized a truck with radioactive material in central Mexico, while a family who found and took home the exposed stolen container was under medical observation, officials said.
| 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...