DTSC Settles With Metal Shredder, But Groups Seek Broad Haz-Waste Rules

Inside EPA

California’s toxics department has struck a $4.1 million settlement with a metal-shredding company in Oakland over allegations that the facility violated state environmental laws, but environmentalists are still urging a court to order the department to enforce hazardous waste regulations at the facility and to all metal-shredding operations statewide. “With this settlement, Schnitzer [Steel Industries, Inc.] acknowledges that the metal ‘fluff’ coming from its automobile shredding operation is hazardous waste,” says Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper executive director, in a comment to...