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California Scrap Metal Recycler Fined for Hazardous Waste

California Scrap Metal Recycler Fined for Hazardous Waste

SA Recycling LLC, a metal recycler and processor based in Orange, California, recently paid $255,000 in fines for hazardous waste, the Business Journal reported. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) previously conducted an inspection and found that soil, dirt, dust, and debris at one of the recycler’s sites … Read more »

Exide to Pay $38.6M, Clean Up Lead Contamination

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control has ordered battery recycling company Exide Technologies to set aside $38.6 million to close its Vernon facility and clean up lead contamination in the surrounding community. The enforcement order is an increase of more than $27.5 million over the previous amount. In addition, … Read more »

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FedEx Ground Faces Hazardous Waste Violations Fines

FedEx Ground Package System allegedly violated California’s hazardous waste control laws more than 1,500 times, according to a civil complained filed by the state Department of Toxic Substances Control. The complaint alleges that since at least November 2008, FedEx Ground failed to properly manage as hazardous waste broken or leaking … Read more »

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Lowe’s to Pay $18.1M in Illegal Dumping Settlement

Home improvement retailer Lowe’s Home Centers will pay $18.1 million to settle claims that more than 100 of its stores in California illegally dumped hazardous waste in landfills. The civil environmental prosecution settlement with Lowe’s, approved in Alameda Superior Court, followed a joint investigation by the California Department of Toxic Substances … Read more »

California Regulators Want Safer Chemical Alternatives

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) wants manufacturers to find alternatives to three chemicals contained in consumer product. The regulatory follows DTSC’s Safer Consumer Products regulations, which took effect Oct.1, 2013. DTSC selected these priority products because they contain at least one of more than 1,100 toxic chemicals … Read more »

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California to Manufacturers: Replace Toxic Chemicals in Products

California regulators yesterday published a list of toxic chemicals found in hundreds of consumer products and will ask manufacturers to replace these chemicals with safer alternatives. State officials say this is the first step in implementing the Safer Consumer Products initiative, a program for identifying and reformulating products that pose … Read more »