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Air Quality

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Smoke Advisory Issued For Portions Of Riverside, OC Counties

Authorities have issued a smoke advisory for portions of Riverside and Orange counties as winds push smoke into the area from multiple fires burning in San Diego County.

05/17/2014

The Hixson Metal Plant was cited by AQMD for producing a dangerous air quality in and around their Newport Beach plant. (credit: CBS)

State Regulators Demand OC Metal Plant Make Major Changes Or Shut Down

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) issued notices to the County saying — Hixson poses an “unacceptably high” cancer risk to its neighbors.

04/02/2014

The Exide Technologies plant has been closed since March. (credit: CBS)

Air Quality Officials Sue Vernon Battery Recycling Plant Over ‘Toxic Emissions’

The South Coast Air Quality Management District filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday against Exide Technologies.

01/16/2014

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Study: Los Angeles Smog Pollution On The Decline

Los Angeles skies are less smoggy, a sign that emission-control strategies are working, new research has found.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/04/2013

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Air Quality Could Reach ‘Unhealthy’ Range In Fire-Ravaged Areas

Los Angeles-area smog experts Sunday warned that air quality could reach an “unhealthy range” in areas impacted by smoke from the raging 19,500-acre Powerhouse Fire.

06/02/2013

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Residents Near Vernon Plant May Have Been Exposed To Arsenic

A City Council committee may take legal action over the alleged release of potentially toxic material by a Vernon-based company.

04/05/2013

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2 OC Cities Fight Over Potential Fire Ring Ban

A meeting Thursday will help determine the fate of fire rings on two popular Orange County beaches.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/27/2013

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Pollution Experts Say Carmageddon II Will Help Clear The Air

That deep breath you take this weekend? Thank Carmageddon II.

09/28/2012

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Salton Sea The Culprit Of SoCal Stink

Air quality investigators have confirmed that a foul stench that stretched across Southern California came from the Salton Sea.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/11/2012

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Curious About Air Quality? Check American Lung Association’s ‘State Of The Air’ App

Curious about the quality of air you’re breathing? The American Lung Association in Los Angeles is offering a free smartphone app that provides detailed information about air quality wherever you happen to be.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/20/2012

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Health Study Targets San Bernardino County Rail Yard

Southern California air quality regulators have announced a major study focusing on the San Bernardino rail yard, a national trade gateway that has also previously found to pose the greatest health risk of any rail yard in the state.

06/09/2011

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Lawsuit Forces Home Depot To Halt Sales Of Alleged Pollutant Paints

One of the top do-it-yourself outlets in the U.S. faces a lawsuit for selling products that regulators say could damage the environment.

06/03/2011

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You Thought LA Was Bad? Residents In This Town Say The Air Makes Them Nauseous

It’s the Mecca everyone wants to make a pilgrimage away from.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/03/2011