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

East LA Residents Demand Testing, Cleanup Near Exide Battery Plant

Hazardous materials workers on Monday began removing lead-contaminated dirt from the yard of a home near the Vernon plant.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/11/2014

(credit: CBS)

As West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens, KCAL9 Takes A Look Inside SoCal’s ‘Quarantine Center’ For Infectious Disease

Infectious disease specialists took KCAL9’s Serene Branson inside Olive View – UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar – one of the largest isolation units in the Southland dedicated to decontamination.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/06/2014

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

State Tests Confirm Lead Contamination In Soil Surrounding Vernon Battery Recycling Plant

A study has found lead contamination in the soil surrounding a controversial battery recycling plant in Vernon, according to state regulators.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/10/2014

(credit: fsis.usda.gov)

Ready-To-Eat Salads, Sandwiches Recalled Over E.coli Concerns

A California company is recalling approximately 181,620 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wrap products due to the risk that they may be contaminated with E. coli.

11/10/2013

(credit: istockphoto.com)

California Company Recalls Lettuce Over E. Coli Fears

A Northern California produce supplier said Sunday it is voluntarily recalling romaine lettuce that was shipped to 19 states, Puerto Rico and Canada over fears about possible E. coli contamination.

08/19/2012

(credit: USDA/Food and Safety Inspection Services)

Recall: Prepared BBQ Chicken Salads Sold At Trader Joe’s

Federal food safety inspectors say prepared barbecue chicken salads sold at Trader Joe’s are being recalled because they contain diced onions that may be contaminated with the potentially deadly listeria bacteria.

07/28/2012

(credit: CBS)

Businesses, Landowners Will Pay $6.6M To Fund Toxic Cleanup In South El Monte

Eleven companies and landowners blamed for polluting Southern California water supplies will pay about $6.6 million to clean up the contamination.

05/15/2012

(credit: CBS)

Contaminated Ground Near Willowbrook Day Care Spawns Controversy, Lawsuit

More than 1,000 former residents and neighbors of a Willowbrook Apartment complex are seeking environmental justice, claiming that their illnesses are related to contamination in the ground below.

11/10/2011

(credit: CBS)

Torrance-Based Company Recalls Yamaya Masago Amid Listeria Concerns

Yamaya USA, Inc. is recalling its Yamaya Masago because it may be contaminated with listeria.

10/22/2011

(credit: CBS)

Cargill Announces Recall Of 185K Pounds Of Ground Turkey

Minnesota-based Cargill Inc. is recalling more ground turkey products because of possible salmonella contamination.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/11/2011

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Cargill Announces Recall Of 36M Pounds Of Ground Turkey

The United States Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday the recall of 36 million pounds of Cargill ground turkey that was linked to a death in California..

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/02/2011

(Credit: AP)

Aerospace Firms Agree To Pay $4M For Water Cleanup

Federal regulators say six aerospace companies have agreed to pay nearly $4 million to investigate contamination and expand treatment capacity at two San Fernando Valley groundwater sites.

03/10/2011

(credit: AP)

Walnuts Recalled By SoCal-Based Company

El Guapo brand shelled walnuts sold in Southern California have been recalled because of possible salmonella bacteria contamination.

12/09/2010

(AP/FILE)

Water Restored To Several Long Beach Businesses Days After Oil Found

Hotel guests near the Port of Long Beach have been warned not to shower or drink tap water after an investigative report shows crude oil contamination in and around the harbor.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/22/2010

(AP/FILE)

Water Shutdown In Long Beach Still In Effect

Officials continue to test the water in and around the Port of Long Beach to figure out the source of the contamination that has shut off water to nearby hotels for the past two days.

10/22/2010

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