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Hazardous Materials

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  • 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...
  • Truck carrying dangerous radioactive material stolen in Mexico

    Truck carrying dangerous radioactive material stolen in Mexico
    A truck carrying dangerous radioactive material used in medical treatments was stolen in central Mexico, the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency said Wednesday. Mexico informed the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency that the truck was...
  • Stolen radioactive material recovered, thieves exposed

    Stolen radioactive material recovered, thieves exposed
    VIENNA/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican police have found dangerous radioactive medical material stolen by thieves that the United Nations said could provide an ingredient for a "dirty bomb," the country's national nuclear safety commission CNSNS said on...
  • Mexican officials seek thieves, likely sick from radiation

    Mexican officials seek thieves, likely sick from radiation
    MEXICO CITY -- Authorities sought at least two thieves on Thursday who had seized a truck with radioactive material in central Mexico, while a family who found and took home the exposed stolen container was under medical observation, officials said. The...
  • From Russian warheads to megawatts

    From Russian warheads to megawatts
    A flatbed truck pulled away from the port of Baltimore last week carrying uranium once packed into nuclear warheads aimed at the United States. The shipment, bound for a processing plant in Kentucky, marked the end of a 20-year collaboration to convert...
  • 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...
  • Garage used to store ammunition, harzadous materials catches fire, forcing evacuations

    Garage used to store ammunition, harzadous materials catches fire, forcing evacuations
    Two Glendale firefighters sustained minor injuries Thursday morning while responding to a fire in a residential garage that was used to store ammunition and hazardous materials, officials said. The unknown nature of the chemicals, the explosions of...
  • Baltimore city takes in hazardous waste on drop-off day

    Gail Pickering of Baltimore put some gasoline aside last winter when her snow plow broke down. Months later she tried giving it away but found out it was too old to use. Pickering finally parted with the petrol on Saturday, dropping it off at the city...
  • Nuclear Peril

    Nuclear Peril
    The tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, wiping out its backup power supply. The release of radioactive material into the air, land and sea became one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.