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12/17/2013
Posted by admin
A pile of metal debris from a stockpile of "light iron" recyclable metal exploded and sparked a fire on Tuesday at Sims Metal Management in Redwood City - for the second time in a little more than a month - prompting fears about the quality of air spewing from the blaze. NBC Bay Area continues to investigate the regulatory failures that...
Blog Post
4/26/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber
What a week! Three big victories in California will keep us safer from dangerous doctors, toxic polluters and privacy invasions, but we only got there thanks to your support. State Senator Curren Price and Assemblyman Richard Gordon proposed yesterday to strip the California Medical Board of its authority over physician discipline. The physician-...
News Release
3/18/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called for Governor Brown to conduct his own investigation into allegations of financial conflict of interest at the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and to put two officials at the department on administrative leave immediately. Consumer Watchdog first raised the allegations in a...
News Release
3/6/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called for Governor Jerry Brown to fire two top officials at The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) for conflicts of interest. The letter said that the officials may have violated the California Code of Regulations by holding six and seven figure interests in companies regulated and/or...
News Story
3/6/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast. SAN DIEGO — The group Consumer Watchdog is accusing two top state officials of long-term and ongoing conflicts of interest. Consumer advocates want the governor to remove two long time employees of the state's Department of Toxic Substances Control. The group insists the state...
News Story
3/6/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO -- Ethics officials are reviewing allegations that two of state's top environmental regulators violated conflict-of-interest rules by regulating companies in which they own stock. Officials at the Fair Political Practices Commission said Wednesday they are studying a complaint that Odette Madriago, chief deputy director of the...
Video
3/5/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Some deputy directors at the Department of Toxic Substances Control are heavily invested in hazardous waste producers. Economic Interest Forms obtained by the Investigative Unit show two top DTSC staffers held stock for the past seven years in companies such as Chevron, General Electric and Abbott Laboratories—companies the department regulates...
Video
3/4/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Lawmakers are now demanding a Senate investigation into the Department of Toxic Substances Control after NBC Bay Area s investigative report exposed flaws in the agency. Vicky Nguyen reports. (Original air date: 2/21/13)
News Story
3/3/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
An internal audit has concluded that NASA committed to an excessive and unnecessary cleanup of its portion of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory and a less expensive and invasive plan should be considered. The audit, released recently by NASA's Office of Inspector General, estimated that cleaning up the agency's portion of the property...
News Story
2/27/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anderson also asks the DTSC for a written response detailing a plan, with timelines, to address the issues in Wildomar's Autumnwood development. Updated at 12:20 p.m.: Senator Joel Anderson (R-San Diego) is calling for the Department of Toxic Substances Control to test soil in a Wildomar neighborhood following concerns over toxicity there. In...