EnviroStor is the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s data management system that allows individuals to track the status of a facility, if it contains hazardous waste or contaminations. You can search for a specific site by using the facility search tool and tying the name of the location.
Soil can become contaminated through local industrial activity, improper disposal of household waste, use of chemicals in agriculture, deforestation, and unintended leaks or spills. Not only does contaminated soil affect the ability to produce healthy foods, but it can also cause serious health risks. Polluted yards can affect an individual when they become in contact, inhale particles of the soil, or they consume soil.
Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act is a law and regulation that creates the framework for the management of hazardous material by following EPA standards. It also constructs a framework for solid waste control for non-hazardous material such as liquids and gases.
Del Amo Action Committee’s mission is to establish healthy and safe communities by cleaning up waste dumps and superfund sites, which are hazardous waste sites. One of the committee’s primary work site is the Del Amo Superfund located near Carson. The land in 1937 was undeveloped cropland and pasture and in 1946 was transformed into a synthetic rubber manufacturing plant resulting in chemicals and waste products being released into the soil.
The Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment aim to create healthy and sustainable communities through collective action and the law. One of their main work field is Toxics and the Environment, which intersects the environment and health issues by placing low income communities of color in the center. CRPE and their allies are mobilizing to reform the Department of Toxic Substances Control since they believe the agency has been unable to enforce waste laws and clean up contaminated waste sites.