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Regulators Moving To Protect Drinking Water From Carcinogen

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.

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Feds Tell Newhall Ranch Developer Not To Harm Endangered Condors

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.


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Developer Gets 4 Years In Prison For Violating Asbestos Handling Laws

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.


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Boxer Asks EPA To Save Desert Families From Stinky Odor

Sen. Barbara Boxer wants the Environmental Protection Agency to act urgently to save the town of Mecca from seeing more people fall ill.


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Many Of USA’s Radiation Detectors Were Out Of Service After Japan Leak

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/25/2011

Japan scrambled to prevent nuclear accidents at two atomic plants where reactor cooling systems failed after a massive earthquake, as it evacuated tens of thousands of residents. Tokyo Electric Power, which runs the plants, said it had released some radioactive vapour into the atmosphere at one plant to relieve building reactor pressure, but said the move posed no health risks. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Trace Amounts Of Radioactive Elements Found In Anaheim, Riverside

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/22/2011

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Feds Deploy More Radiation Monitors Along West Coast

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.


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Burbank Airport Settles Groundwater Pollution Lawsuit

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.


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Contamination From Old Oxnard Recycling Plant Spreads To Wetlands

The Environmental Protection Agency says contamination is spreading from an old coastal Oxnard metal recycling plant, which is now a federal Superfund site.


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Calif. To Further Study Toxic Chemical Regulations

California environmental officials plan to reconvene a task force early next year to further examine issues associated with regulating toxic chemicals in consumer products.


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EPA To Tighten Standards After Report Of Tainted Water

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency would likely tighten drinking water standards.


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Flea Collar Producers Agree To New Cancer Warning Label

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/16/2010

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Reduce Cancer Risks By Testing For Radon

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 […]


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Feds Reach $7M Deal For Whittier Toxic Cleanup

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.


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Feds: Smoggy SoCal At Risk Of Losing Highway Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has threatened to pull federal funds for highways if Southern California doesn’t crack down on air pollution.