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State to begin removing hazardous waste burned in Wall Fire

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OROVILLE, Calif. - Crews with the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will begin removing hazardous waste Tuesday from properties and homes that burned in the Wall Fire.

DTSC teams, along with officials from Butte County Environmental Health, will be going to burned properties to find and remove hazardous waste. Their work will be at no cost to the property owner.

The clean-up program is designed to help property owners rebuild and clean up safely. Butte County says it's an essential step in the process to protect the health of residents and the environment. They will be removing things such as ash, charred debris, and contaminated materials.

Teams will remove waste from 32 residential properties in the next week. Any property owners that wish to participate should contact Brenda Rightmyer with the Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council at 530-370-5302 to get the proper forms and connect with the DTSC teams.

According to the county, property owners who do not participate in the program must hire a hazardous waste specialist to identify and remove waste. The Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility will only accept fire debris from properties with a certificate showing it has been properly identified and removed.

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