State environmental regulators say they have settled on an acceptable level for the carcinogen hexavalent chromium in drinking water, the first step in protecting the public.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has told the developer of a 60,000-resident community along the Santa Clara River that it will not tolerate the harm or killing of any endangered California condors during construction.
A developer has been sentenced to four years in prison for violating asbestos handling laws during the renovation of an apartment complex in the San Fernando Valley.
Sen. Barbara Boxer wants the Environmental Protection Agency to act urgently to save the town of Mecca from seeing more people fall ill.
Part of the nation’s radiation warning system was out of service as the U.S. braced for possible exposure to the fallout from Japan’s nuclear crisis.
Trace amounts of radioactive elements consistent with the earthquake-damaged nuclear power plant in Japan were detected by monitors in Anaheim and Riverside, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday.
Federal environmental regulators say they are adding more radiation monitors in the western United States and Pacific territories as concerns rise over exposure from damaged nuclear plants in Japan.
The operators of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank have settled a lawsuit against the Lockheed Martin Corp. by agreeing to contribute $2 million to a multimillion dollar effort to clean up groundwater pollution at the airport.
The Environmental Protection Agency says contamination is spreading from an old coastal Oxnard metal recycling plant, which is now a federal Superfund site.
California environmental officials plan to reconvene a task force early next year to further examine issues associated with regulating toxic chemicals in consumer products.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency would likely tighten drinking water standards.
California pet product retailers and manufacturers have agreed to put warning labels on flea and tick collars that contain a cancer-causing chemical called propoxur.
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Each year in the United States exposure to indoor radon gas causes thousands of preventable lung cancer deaths. In fact, health officials have warned that radon is the second leading cause […]
Federal regulators say they’ve reached a $7-million agreement with companies to clean up a toxic Superfund site in the east Los Angeles suburb of Whittier.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has threatened to pull federal funds for highways if Southern California doesn’t crack down on air pollution.