The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working to clean up the hazardous waste produced by wildfires for about three weeks now in Sonoma and Napa, Calif., counties. Some of the materials being removed from the nearly 7,000 properties affected include paints, solvents, automotive oil and batteries, pesticides, fertilizers, pool chemicals and ammunition.
The EPA states that the cleanup is about 90 percent finished and that it expects the cleanup to be complete by the end of this month.
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Clearing of hazardous waste from nearly 7,000 properties in Sonoma and Napa counties is nearing completion and should be finished by the end of the month, according to an Environmental Protection Agency official.
Steve Calanog, an EPA incident commander, said he was “quite confident” the job was 90 percent complete.
The numbers cited Friday — 6,048 properties cleaned out of 6,920 total — comes to 87 percent, but Calanog and Joe Hubbard, an EPA spokesman, said the tally changes as the fieldwork by about 300 EPA employees progresses.