Hundreds of protesters were on hand for a meeting Friday to demand the shutdown of a battery recycling plant blamed for contaminating a Boyle Heights neighborhood with lead.
A ban on burning wood was issued Monday for the South Coast Air Basin, which includes the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and the Inland Empire.
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.
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.
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.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) issued notices to the County saying — Hixson poses an “unacceptably high” cancer risk to its neighbors.
Air quality inspectors were investigating complaints of a foul odor Monday in Santa Fe Springs.
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.
Federal regulators will begin testing pollution levels in the air near freeways in Southern California and across the nation next year.
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.
The city of Newport Beach has withdrawn its application to remove fire rings from its beaches, officials said Wednesday.
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.
A proposed air quality regulation that would prohibit beach bonfires is being opposed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
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.
A large group of people in Huntington Beach Sunday protested a proposed ban on beach bonfires.