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Hazardous Materials

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  • 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...
  • Brown criticized for veto of bill to reform toxic substances agency

    Brown criticized for veto of bill to reform toxic substances agency
    Gov. Jerry Brown's veto of a bill to reform the California Department of Toxic Substances Control is drawing indignation from community groups and state legislators who had pressed for broad changes at the troubled agency. Legislators said they were...
  • Chicago, suburbs tell U.S. to tighten crude-oil train rules

    Chicago, suburbs tell U.S. to tighten crude-oil train rules
    Warning that a crude-oil train derailment in the densely populated Chicago area could result in "unthinkable" devastation, city and suburban officials are calling for stricter rules on hazardous material shipments than the federal government has proposed....
  • 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"...
  • 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....
  • Lake Sheriff's Office bringing mobile hazard unit to Clermont

    Lake Sheriff's Office bringing mobile hazard unit to Clermont
    Residents of Clermont, and the rest of Lake County, will have an opportunity next week to dispose of items that can’t be put out in their regular trash pickup, or their recycling bins. The Lake County Solid Waste Division, in partnership with the...
  • 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...
  • State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste

    State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste
    One summer Saturday in the Bay Area city of Richmond, nitric acid leaked from a tank at a metal plating company, forming a toxic cloud that floated over a neighborhood of small houses and stucco apartments. "People were coughing. They were gasping for...