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Aerial view of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean at Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County. (Photo credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Regulators Affirm Quake Safety For Last Operating Nuclear Plant In Calif.

Federal regulators say the nuclear power plant near San Luis Obispo is safe to continue operating.

09/11/2014

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Calif. Solar Plant Blamed For Causing Birds To Ignite In Mid-Air

A new form of solar energy is having an unwanted side effect: It makes some birds ignite in midair.

08/18/2014

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

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

Vernon Recycling Plant Could Reopen With Tougher Pollution Standards

Officials with a Vernon battery recycling plant have agreed to implement tough new pollution control standards after elevated lead levels were found in the soil at dozens of nearby homes.

07/09/2014

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Ratepayers Fight Proposal Sticking Them With Part Of $3B Bill Over Closed San Onofre Plant

Customers of Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric are angry they’ve been asked to share the multi-billion tab with the utility companies after the shutdown of the faulty nuclear generating station.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/16/2014

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Crews Battle 6-Alarm Fire At Santa Fe Springs Recycling Facility

The blaze erupted at a paper recycling facility in the 14000 block of Marquardt Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/29/2014

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Irwindale City Council Drops Complaint Against Sriracha Plant

The City of Irwindale has officially dropped its public nuisance complaint against the hot sauce maker after local residents said the factory was creating an unbearable chili odor.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/28/2014

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Texas Officials Tour Sriracha Plant In Attempt To Woo Hot Sauce Maker

Officials from Texas Monday toured the Sriracha plant in Irwindale in an attempt to lure the business to the Lone Star state.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/12/2014

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Riverside County Customers Urged To Conserve Water As 2nd Treatment Plant Goes Offline

Inland Empire residents were being urged Friday to suspend outdoor watering and limit indoor use through the weekend.

05/09/2014

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Customers Urged To Cut Water Use After Treatment Plant Shutdown

Residents and businesses across the Southland are being asked to cut back on their water use over the next several days while a regional water treatment plant is shut down for drought-related upgrades.

05/08/2014

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

Exide Lays Off More Than 100 Employees As Battle Over Emissions Continues

A spokesperson for Exide Technologies said Monday the temporary layoffs would affect 20 salaried workers and 104 hourly employees.

04/21/2014

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Boeing Moves Up Planned Closure Of Long Beach Plant

Aircraft manufacturing company Boeing announced Monday that it will close its C-17 assembly plant in Long Beach about three months earlier than previously planned.

04/07/2014

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Exide Plant Under Fire Again Over Health Hazards

Residents demanded answers from Exide Technologies officials Wednesday night at a community forum held to discuss recent results of soil testing that found elevated lead levels in soil near the facility.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/19/2014

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Commerce Paper Recycling Plant Catches Fire Overnight

A paper recycling plant went up in flames in the city of Commerce overnight, authorities said.

01/12/2014

Residents living near this Dow Chemical Company plant in Torrance and other local facilities had the chance to sound off Friday. (Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Feds Hear Concerns From Angelenos Over Chemical Facility Risks

Concerned citizens and community groups were given the opportunity Friday to sound off about potential public health hazards linked to chemical storage facilities across the Southland.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/10/2014

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