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Regional Wood-Burning Ban Issued For Monday

Residents throughout much of the Southland will not be allowed to burn wood, nor manufactured fire logs, on Monday under an order issued Sunday afternoon by they South Coast Air Quality Management District.

11/09/2014

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

Vernon Recycling Plant Could Reopen With Tougher Pollution Standards

Officials with a Vernon battery recycling plant have agreed to implement tough new pollution control standards after elevated lead levels were found in the soil at dozens of nearby homes.

07/09/2014

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EPA Claims Exide Battery Recycling Plant Has Repeatedly Violated Lead Emission Standards

Officials announced Thursday that the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon has emitted risky levels of lead into the air, violating federal limits and endangering nearby residents’ health.

05/22/2014

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

(Photo credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Air Quality Inspectors Blame Foul Odor On Santa Fe Springs Company

Air quality inspectors were investigating complaints of a foul odor Monday in Santa Fe Springs.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/14/2013

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Residents Demand Closure Of Vernon Battery Recycling Plant In Heated Town Hall Meeting

Residents at a town hall meeting Tuesday called for the closure of a controversial battery recycling plant that state agencies charge has spread hazardous pollution into the air and groundwater.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/08/2013

(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Air Quality Monitors To Be Installed To Measure Vehicle Pollution On SoCal Freeways

Federal regulators will begin testing pollution levels in the air near freeways in Southern California and across the nation next year.

08/26/2013

(credit: Facebook/Save the Southern California Beach Bonfire Rings)

AQMD Approves Restrictions On Fire Rings

The South Coast Air Quality Management District Friday approved a plan to allow fire pits along Southland beaches, although certain restrictions will be in effect.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/12/2013

(credit: Facebook/Save the Southern California Beach Bonfire Rings)

Newport Beach Withdraws Application To Remove Fire Rings

The city of Newport Beach has withdrawn its application to remove fire rings from its beaches, officials said Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/03/2013

(credit: Facebook/Save the Southern California Beach Bonfire Rings)

AQMD To Hear From Public About New Proposal To Restrict Fire Pits On SoCal Beaches

The South Coast Air Quality Management District board will hold a public meeting Thursday to solicit feedback from residents about a new proposal that aims to restrict fire pits along Southern California beaches.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/13/2013

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Board Of Supervisors Votes To Oppose Proposed Beach Bonfire Ban

A proposed air quality regulation that would prohibit beach bonfires is being opposed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

06/04/2013

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Air Quality Warning Issued For Ventura County Residents

Smoke and ash from the Camarillo Springs Fire and several other fires burning throughout Southern California could pose a health threat to some residents, health officials warned Friday.

05/03/2013

A large crowd gathered on the beach Sunday to protest a bonfire ban. (credit: Art Barron/CBS2 News)

Large Crowd Gathers To Protest Proposed Beach Bonfire Ban

A large group of people in Huntington Beach Sunday protested a proposed ban on beach bonfires.

04/28/2013

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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

(credit: Facebook/Save the Southern California Beach Bonfire Rings)

2 OC Cities Square Off In Heated Debate Over Potential Fire Pit Ban

Huntington Beach and Newport Beach officials expressed their opposing arguments to the South Coast Air Quality Management District officials in a 9 a.m. meeting.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/28/2013

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