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Hazardous Materials

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  • 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...
  • Albertsons to pay $3.4 million to settle illegal disposal case

    Albertsons to pay $3.4 million to settle illegal disposal case
    The Albertsons company was ordered Tuesday to pay more than $3 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the grocery chain of illegal disposal, transportation, storage and mismanagement of hazardous waste at its 188 California locations.  The company...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • North Dakota blast prompts review of oil train safety

    A federal safety alert Thursday warned that crude oil flowing out of new fields in North Dakota may be more flammable than expected, a caution that comes several days after a train carrying about 3.5 million gallons of the same oil crashed in the state...