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Hazardous Materials

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  • HazMat investigation at Wilmette Harbor a false alarm

     
    The south gate to Gillson Park in Wilmette was blockaded earlier this week after a U.S. Coast Guard official reported that suspicious white powder was …...
  • 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....
  • Winnetka promotes public safety officials

     
    Several Winnetka fire and police officials were recently promoted to senior administrative positions. Joseph J. Pellus was promoted from Police Commander to Deputy Chief of …...
  • Cleanup of 'bomb factory' nearly done

    Cleanup of 'bomb factory' nearly done
    Cleanup crews are expected to haul away the last of the ash and debris Wednesday from the charred Escondido property where bombs allegedly were made, county officials announced Tuesday.   The 16-foot-high wall constructed to protect a neighboring...
  • More on the 20 possible causes

    The American Cancer Society, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health or NIOSH, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute named 19 chemicals and shift work on Thursday as potential causes of...
  • Cities work on communication

    Cities work on communication
    Burbank and Glendale officials on Wednesday participated in a countywide demonstration of how regional agencies would communicate after the detonation of an improvised nuclear device. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security worked with the local...
  • Residents dispose of 'e-waste'

    More than 1,000 Los Angeles County households on Saturday dropped off a combined 80,000 pounds of electronic and hazardous waste, including computer monitors, motor oil and buckets of paint, at the Burbank Fire Department Training Center, officials said....
  • State sues bounce house manufacturer

    A Burbank manufacturer of inflatable bounce houses is being sued by the state for allowing too much lead in its products. Last month the California Attorney General's Office went after 11 manufacturers of the popular inflatable structures, saying the...