December 15, 2007 |
The California attorney general's office said Friday that it had rescinded a legal notice of violation sent last month to a JCPenney store in Westminster in connection with unsafe amounts of lead in jewelry. State officials had included the Penney store in a list of 20 retail stores found to have sold costume jewelry for children that exceeded state standards for lead.
December 14, 2007 |
State toxics regulators Thursday said secret shoppers would be expanding their search in 2008 for lead contamination in children's and adult jewelry as well as metal studs used in body piercing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2004 |
San Bernardino will receive $69 million in Superfund money toward cleanup of contaminated groundwater left behind at an old military base that served as a World War II prisoner-of-war camp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2004 |
The head of California's Department of Toxic Substances Control has resigned after learning he was going to be fired by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ed Lowry, a Democrat appointed by former Gov. Gray Davis in 1999, said he had asked Schwarzenegger's secretary of environmental protection, Terry Tamminen, whether he had a future as director of the department, which regulates hazardous waste and oversees the cleanup of contaminated land.
March 23, 1999 |
The state Senate on Monday approved a bill that would restore the authority of the state Department of Toxic Substance Control to identify and clean up Superfund hazardous waste sites. The legislation, however, failed to resolve the major issue of who must pay to clean up contamination left by polluters who go out of business. The department's authority over Superfund sites lapsed Jan. 1, though emergency administrative regulations have enabled the agency to continue its operations.
August 19, 1992 |
In the rolling hills above this withered farm town, past the road sign warning of high winds, the largest toxic waste landfill west of the Mississippi River accepts truckloads all day from around California. The wind is what some residents fear most if the company that operates the landfill, Chemical Waste Management, gets permission to build the state's first commercial hazardous-waste incinerator here.