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Hazardous Materials

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Top Hazardous Materials Articles

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  • 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....
  • Statewide First Responder HazMat Training

    Statewide First Responder HazMat Training
    First responders from across the state are training to better know how to respond to hazardous materials transportation incidents. The hands-on lessons are going on in Baton Rouge this week. More than 100 emergency personnel are taking part in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Crews Finishing Hazmat Cleanup

    Crews Finishing Hazmat Cleanup
    It’s been more than two days since a trailer containing around 40 hazardous materials erupted into flames at an Elder Creek Dr. storage yard Wednesday afternoon. Sacramento Fire Department was called out around 8:00am that morning because the...
  • Emergency crews sent to SDSU chem lab

    Emergency crews sent to SDSU chem lab
    SAN DIEGO -- A hazardous materials crew was called out to San Diego State University Monday  to investigate a report of smoke, which apparently set off an alarm in a chemical science laboratory, a dispatcher said. The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department...
  • Fire Officials Investigating Chemical Plant Explosion

    Fire Officials Investigating Chemical Plant Explosion
    KERN COUNTY (KTLA) -- Fire officials in Kern County are investigating what caused an explosion outside the Niklor Chemical plant Saturday afternoon. Captain Bill Brickey of the Kern County Fire Department said firefighters arrived shortly after 2 p.m. to...