The Daily Outrage: Toxic waste illegally left on federal property

WHAT: Illegal dumping of garbage on federal Bureau of Land Management property.

WHAT IS BEING DUMPED: Old electronics and waste such as water heaters, paint cans, vending machines, furniture and toilets are being abandoned at illegal dumpsites. Toxic materials also are being abandoned, including junk from meth labs and solvents.

WHERE: Illegal dumping is inundating federal property across the U.S., creating toxic hazards and expensive cleanup efforts.

HOW MUCH: The agency doesn’t keep a nationwide tab on the number of illegal dumpsites, but hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent each year to clean them. In Utah, agency officials estimate that they’ve spent more than $125,000 to clean up electronics since 2005.

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

SF e-scooters burst into flames in Golden Gate Park, ex-contractor reveals

Photographs obtained Wednesday by the San Francisco Examiner show the charred remains of at least two Skip e-scooters

First transitional housing project for homeless transgender residents opens in Chinatown

Project gives gender non-conforming a safe, supportive space to rebuild their lives

SF politico who authored vape ban takes money from JUUL lobbyist, returns it after media call

Supervisor Shamann Walton made national news after he proverbially smoked e-cigarette company… Continue reading

8 months later, SF has yet to put new conservatorship program into effect

Implementation of SB1045 delayed by need for superior court approval

Stories of political struggle on tap for SF Opera’s 98th season

‘Fidelio,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Der Zwerg’ come to War Memorial

Most Read