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News Story
2/22/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast. The consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog issued a harsh report this week of California's Department of Toxic Substances Control. Report sources say the DTSC puts vulnerable communities last, citing as an example the handling of last year's Chevron refinery fire in Richmond....
News Story
2/22/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Evergreen Oil has been named by sources inside the Department of Toxic Substances Control as an example of a business that continues to operate despite continuous violations, according to media reports. NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit interviewed two sources with the state agency whose objective is to protect residents from toxic...
News Story
2/22/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Sources in the Department of Toxic Substances Control say agency’s lax enforcement puts public health at risk 2/21/13 UPDATE: Lawmakers are now demanding a Senate investigation into the Department of Toxic Substances Control after our investigative report exposed flaws in the agency. Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and State Sen...
News Story
2/22/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Two state senators call for an investigation after a Consumer Watchdog report accuses the Department of Toxic Substances Control of failing to protect residents and the environment. Two state senators have called for an investigation into the state agency responsible for protecting people and the environment from hazardous chemicals after a...
News Story
2/22/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The state agency charged with protecting Californians from most polluters is allowing companies to dump toxic waste and put lives at risk, as Joel Grover and the NBC4 I-Team Investigation reveals. Click here to watch the video of this news broadcast.
Video
2/21/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The state agency charged with protecting Californians from most polluters is allowing companies to dump toxic waste and put lives at risk, an NBC4 I-Team Investigation reveals.
Blog Post
2/21/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
Somebody's listening. We issued Golden Wasteland this morning, a harsh look at  the Department of Toxic Substances Control and how it's falling down on its job of protecting Californians and the environment from toxic harm.  NBC took a deep dive look at the Department last night as well -- and its director refused to answer...
News Release
2/21/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
Los Angeles, CA — California has some of the toughest environmental laws in the nation, and some of the weakest enforcement, according to a new report by leading California consumer group, Consumer Watchdog. The group documented how the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has consistently failed to protect communities and the...
News Story
2/21/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A California consumer advocacy group is demanding a state investigation of a Wildomar housing tract where residents have abandoned houses that they blame for making them sick. "This case clearly calls for an investigation of the soil in Wildomar, including tests for heavy metals, volatile organic compounds, and other toxins," said a...
News Story
2/21/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment.   California's standards for hazardous waste management are the most stringent in the nation. But a new report expected out this morning claims the state agency charged with going after toxic polluters is biased toward industry.