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Hazardous Materials

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  • Safeway to pay nearly $10 million in hazardous waste settlement

    Safeway to pay nearly $10 million in hazardous waste settlement
    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...
  • 99 Cents Only to pay over $2 million to settle hazardous waste charges

    99 Cents Only to pay over $2 million to settle hazardous waste charges
    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...
  • 4 workers die, 1 injured after chemical leak at DuPont plant near Houston

    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...
  • $26,334 to dispose of hazardous materials

    POQUOSON — Poquoson is scheduled to pay $26,334 this year to the Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority, for waste services. The VPPSA is a regional waste management provider. VPPSA has about 16 events a year and processes hazardous materials...
  • In some Maryland railroad towns, crude oil is an open secret

    In some Maryland railroad towns, crude oil is an open secret
    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...
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection In Simsbury On Saturday

    SIMSBURY — Residents of four Farmington Valley towns can bring household hazardous waste to a collection that will be held on Saturday. People who live in Avon, Canton, Granby and Simsbury are eligible to participate and there is no charge to do...
  • New high-tech hazmat vehicle welcomed by Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue

    New high-tech hazmat vehicle welcomed by Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue
    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....
  • L.A. County considers legal action to shut down Exide plant

    L.A. County considers legal action to shut down Exide plant
    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...
  • Mack Trucks Lehigh Valley plant slapped with $55K fine

    Mack Trucks Lehigh Valley plant slapped with $55K fine
    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...
  • Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit coming to Groveland

    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...
  • Exide hazardous waste dripped onto roads from trucks, records show

    Exide hazardous waste dripped onto roads from trucks, records show
    Hazardous waste from an embattled Vernon battery recycler dripped from tractor-trailers onto public roadways last year, according to recently released public documents in which a state environmental inspector called the leaks an "on-going problem" that...