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Hazardous Materials

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  • California congressman tackles toxic trade in new bill

     
    “The States have been passing laws that are already increasing the amount of e-waste collected for recycling, instead of land-filling,” said Kate Sinding, senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. “Unfortunately,...
  • Building evacuated at USC Health Sciences Campus after hazardous-materials spill

     
    A building at USC’s Health Sciences Campus was evacuated Thursday because of a hazardous-material spill, a USC public safety official said. The Clinical Sciences Annex in the 2200 block of Alcazar Street is three miles northeast of downtown Los...
  • Van Nuys facility agrees to $100,000 fine

     
    A Van Nuys metal-plating business has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine to settle charges that it mishandled hazardous waste. Inspectors from the Environmental Protection Agency and Los Angeles County Fire Department found that Crown Chrome Plating, a...
  • Residents evacuated after major train derailment

     
    Emergency officials in the Antelope Valley have evacuated residents after a major freight train derailment. About half of the 62-car train derailed near Littlerock. At least 14 of the cars were carrying hazardous material. Officials are trying to...
  • Human remains found in Bakersfield home

     
    Human remains: Human remains found in Bakersfield home...
  • California toxic waste case settled

     
    “Significant shortcomings at Chemical Waste Management’s lab compromised the company’s ability to accurately analyze the toxic waste to be disposed of in their landfill,” said Jared Blumenfeld, the EPA’s regional...
  • Auto shredder to pay $2.9 million to settle toxic waste case

     
    A judge has accepted the agreement, eresolving complaints that SA Recycling and Simms Metal Waste violated hazardous waste and air pollution laws by continuing operations after its air pollution control system was damaged by the explosion....
  • Disposing of Unwanted Gardening Chemicals and other Hazardous Waste

     
    When you start searching for information about disposing of hazardous materials, you quickly understand why it’s best to not create hazardous waste in the first place. Some tips include: Consider carefully what you buy. If there is an effective,...
  • Report finds lapses at Coachella Valley waste site

     
    Western Environmental Inc., which operates a waste facility on the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians reservation near Mecca, did not meet California hazardous waste standards “in a number of significant areas,’’ according to a state...
  • 'Chemical spill' prompts hazmat response in Hillside

    Hillside firefighters and hazardous materials teams were on the scene this morning of a "chemical spill" on Mannheim Road in the West suburb.   The chemical spill at 200 N. Mannheim Road was being classified as a Level 3 Hazmat situation, according to...
  • USC Building Evacuated After Hazardous Materials Spill

    USC Building Evacuated After Hazardous Materials Spill
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A building at USC's Health Sciences campus was evacuated Thursday after a hazardous material spill. It happened around 2:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Clinical Sciences Annex, located n the 2200 block of East Alcazar Street....