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Hazardous Materials

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Top Hazardous Materials Articles

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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Metal-plating firm Electro-Forming charged in hazardous waste case

    A Northern California metal-plating business and its owner were charged Thursday with felony violations of state hazardous waste laws, including storing cyanide near acid in a way that could have triggered a deadly accident. Electro-Forming Co. and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • After Rosedale derailment, questions about hazardous cargo

    After Rosedale derailment, questions about hazardous cargo
    As smoke rose above Rosedale homes hours after a CSX train derailed and exploded May 28, many residents wondered what exactly was burning. Three of the railcars were transporting hazardous materials, and investigators believe it was sodium chlorate that...
  • 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...