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Hazardous Materials

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • California firm Electro-Forming ordered to remove hazardous waste

    A judge has ordered a metal plating company in Richmond, Calif., to remove large quantities of hazardous waste, including potentially deadly cyanide, after state officials argued that it poses a health threat to nearby residents. Contra Costa County...
  • L.A. Now Live: State fails to keep track of hazardous waste

    L.A. Now Live: State fails to keep track of hazardous waste
    Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with reporter Jessica Garrison about California's failure to track toxic waste. The state regularly fails to keep track of thousands of tons of dangerous chemicals and toxic metals shipped for disposal on the state's roads...
  • 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...
  • End of mercury thermometers is near

    End of mercury thermometers is near
    It was one of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's most famous inventions, in 1714. But after nearly 300 years on the market, the still-common mercury thermometer now appears headed for extinction. While many Maryland residents probably still have them in their...
  • Glendale Hts. man injured in fireworks blast

    A Glendale Heights man was seriously injured when fireworks exploded inside his home today, prompting the evacuation of 10 nearby houses, authorities said. Agents from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted local...