EPA Focuses on Hazardous Waste Removal in California

Household hazardous waste must be dealt with as a result of wildfires in Northern California.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is coordinating with local, state, and federal officials to remove hazardous household waste in several Northern California counties. After the hazardous substances are cleared, ash and other debris will be able to be removed by state and local agencies so that rebuilding may begin.

EPA teams are surveying the locations and working to ensure safe conditions for removal teams to collect the substances that are identified in the assessments. John Busterud, the EPA’s Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator, said, “EPA’s partnership with the State of California, the counties, and other local officials has helped meet the challenges of this critical first phase of the recovery process.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the assessing teams and the removal teams would be protected from hazardous substances.
  • For those who have to rebuild their homes and businesses in the wake of the wildfires.
  • For government officials to gain knowledge on the prevention of devastating fires.

Sources: EPA.gov


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