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Report: Toxicity Levels At Malibu Schools Higher Than Previously Thought

Some Malibu school facilities may contain illegal levels of a toxic compound that is dramatically higher than previously reported, according to a parent-teacher coalition.

07/17/2014

A man works on his car in front of his home which is located beside an oil refinery in Wilmington. (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Regulators Hear From Wilmington Residents On Plan To Curb Refinery Emissions

Federal regulators will be in one of the nation’s largest petroleum-producing areas to hold public hearings on a proposal aimed at reducing toxic air pollution through tough new controls on oil refineries.

07/16/2014

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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

People take a holiday stroll against the background of the Los Angeles city skyline at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area on December 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Schools and federal offices are closed today for the new year holiday. Unusually low temperatures have brought the snow level down to between 2,000 and 2,500 feet (610 and 762 meters) in the surrounding mountain areas. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Tops List Of Cities With Most Energy Efficient Buildings

Los Angeles has topped the list of cities with the highest number of energy efficient buildings for the sixth year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual report, released Thursday.

04/10/2014

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Oil Field Blamed For Illnesses, Nosebleeds To Be Upgraded

An urban oil field blamed for causing chronic respiratory illnesses and nosebleeds in a South Los Angeles neighborhood will be modified to prevent leaks and decrease pollution.

12/16/2013

Mayor Eric Garcetti and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (CBS)

Storm Scuttles LA River Kayaking Plans For Mayor, EPA Chief

An early-season rain storm scuttled plans Thursday for Mayor Eric Garcetti kayak down the Los Angeles River with the nation’s top environmental official.

11/21/2013

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EPA Finds Arsenic In Drinking Water On Coachella Valley Indian Reservation

Federal regulators have ordered a public water system on an American Indian reservation in the Coachella Valley after high levels of arsenic were found in the drinking water, officials said Tuesday.

09/10/2013

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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

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Congressman Calls For Tighter Regulation Of San Pedro Gas Storage Facility

The disputed facility is located on North Gaffney Street, where some tanks hold massive amounts of liquid petroleum product.

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A proposed groundwater treatment complex in the San Fernando Basin will include centralized and localized treatment facilities in the vicinity of LADWP’s North Hollywood, Rinaldi-Toluca and Tujunga Wellfield. (courtesy DWP)

DWP To Slash Water Imports With San Fernando Basin Treatment Facility

A plan has been approved to reduce the city’s dependence on imported water by building the world’s largest groundwater treatment center in the San Fernando Basin.

06/24/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.

12/26/2012

Workers conducting subsurface soil sampling in Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Site with a direct push drill rig. (courtesy EPA)

EPA: ‘Some Concern’ Over Possible Transport Of Soil From Santa Susana

Federal regulators held a community meeting Wednesday to discuss the findings of a radiological investigation at a polluted testing site near Simi Valley.

12/12/2012

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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

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Arsenic Detected In Many Popular Foods, Beverages

Arsenic is a dangerous poison that for decades has frightened people by its name alone, but now the substance is finding its way into popular foods.

05/02/2012

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