A key legislative body voted Tuesday to strip state Sen. Ron Calderon of his committee assignments amid a federal investigation involving allegations he accepted money in return for promoting certain bills.
Over 100 Hawthorne residents who were evacuated nearly two weeks ago due to a dangerous methane gas leak began returning to their homes Wednesday, officials said.
Crews Monday capped a well leaking methane gas in the South Bay that has forced dozens of residents out of their homes.
Two people were hospitalized Tuesday for minor injuries linked to a suspected ammonia leak at a South Gate cheese factory, authorities said.
Residents were evacuated Wednesday as firefighters worked to fix a natural gas leak in Newbury Park, fire officials said.
HazMat crews Monday responded to a cold storage facility after a strong smell of ammonia was reported, officials said.
A tanker truck leak spilled some type of chemical onto a Carson roadway Wednesday afternoon, which prompted a hazardous materials situation.
Police said he leak – which was on private property owned by aviation contractor Boeing – was caused by an unspecified construction accident.
An Orange County lawmaker wants to replace the aging reactor with newer technology after leaky tubes forced an extended shutdown.
The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is scheduled to visit the troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Friday, joining NRC inspectors who have been investigating a small leak at the plant in northern San Diego County for the past two months.
Will Southland power customers be willing to curtail their air conditioning use during the hottest months of the year if the San Onofre plant isn’t back online by then?
The visit by officials with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission comes over six weeks after a leak was reportedly detected in one of the plant’s reactor units.
Safety inspectors have begun installing equipment that will help them determine what may have caused a small radiation leak last week.
Federal regulators said an employee at the San Onofre plant fell into a reactor pool last week, but did not present any radiation threat.
A partial shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant continued Thursday after sensors detected a possible leak in one of the reactor units.