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Hazardous Materials

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  • State Senate panel to hold hearing on toxic substances regulator

    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...
  • Hazardous waste transporter sentenced to jail for unlawful operation

    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...
  • State toxics department seeks $4.5-million increase in funding

    State toxics department seeks $4.5-million increase in funding
    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....
  • Hazardous waste hauler fined $243,000 for abandoning drums of toxics

    Hazardous waste hauler fined $243,000 for abandoning drums of toxics
    A man accused of illegally storing more than 200 drums of hazardous waste at a San Joaquin County truck stop has been fined $243,000 and barred for life from transporting such toxic materials, state regulators said Monday. In a civil complaint filed...
  • Household hazardous waste poses big problems

    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...
  • Chemicals in the crib

    Chemicals in the crib
    Three popular brands of baby mattresses that were marketed in recent months to families and day care centers contained toxic flame retardants linked to increased cancer risk, according to laboratory tests conducted for the Chicago Tribune. One member...
  • Wal-Mart pleads guilty in hazardous waste cases, to pay $81 million

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. admitted to improperly handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its stores nationwide, pleading guilty Tuesday to several federal criminal and civil counts and agreeing to pay more than $81 million. The accusations against...
  • Questions over man arrested at LAX with bulletproof vest, body bags

     
    Authorities are not sure why a man flying into the U.S. from Asia was wearing a bulletproof vest and had body bags and weapons in his luggage....
  • Man found with body bags, smoke grenade at LAX investigated

     
    Federal officials are still trying to determine why a man was wearing a bulletproof vest and had body bags and weapons in his luggage when he arrived on a flight at Los Angeles International Airport....
  • Man in bulletproof vest, with body bags in luggage, arrested at LAX

     
    A man who arrived in Los Angeles on a flight from Japan wearing a bulletproof vest and flame retardant pants underneath his trench coat has been charged with transporting dangerous materials, federal authorities said Tuesday. As if the gear allegedly........
  • Veteran Harford firefighter and hazmat officer Ross receives national award

    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...