Pollution

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State Of The Air Report: Southern California Tops List Of Most Polluted Air In The Country

For the second year in a row, Southern California has topped the list for the most polluted air in the country, according to a new report released Wednesday.

04/29/2015

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UCLA Report: LA County Air, Groundwater Excessively Polluted

A UCLA study released Tuesday found that while Los Angeles County’s air quality has gotten nominally better, the area’s groundwater and stormwater have excessive levels of pollution.

04/07/2015

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Exide Recycling Plant Ordered To Close Immediately Under Agreement With US Attorney

The embattled Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon will immediately and permanently shut down in exchange for avoiding criminal charges.

03/12/2015

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Children In Southern California Breathing Easier, Study Says

Smog-covered mountains, gritty sidewalks, smelly fumes from traffic-choked freeways. Los Angeles was a tough place to breathe several decades ago but a study shows how much that has changed, especially for the region’s youngest residents.

03/04/2015

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USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution Link

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.

03/04/2015

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Stevenson Ranch Residents Fight Deep-Well Injection Sewage Plan

Local water experts have a plan to address chloride discharge from sewage plants in Stevenson Ranch, involving a deep-well injection system.

02/18/2015

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Uncovered: Battery Facility Trucks Leaked Toxic Waste On Calif. Roads For 25 Years

One of California’s most powerful lawmakers is demanding action after documents were uncovered detailing trucks leaving toxic waste on Southern California freeways.

11/03/2014

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Pioneering Researcher Behind State’s Clean-Air Regulations Dies

James Pitts, a pioneering smog researcher whose work spurred California’s ground-breaking clean-air regulations, has died. He was 93.

06/19/2014

Traffic Congestion Costs Motorists Extra 38 Hrs A Week And Hundreds Of Dollars

California Among 8 States Pledging To Put 3.3 Million Zero Emissions Cars On Roads By 2025

The states represent about 23 percent of the U.S. auto market.

05/29/2014

Researchers say particle emissions near LAX are  10 times higher than in other parts of LA. (Photo courtesy American Chemical Society)

Study: Air Pollution From LAX Affects Residents Up To 10 Miles Away

Residents near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are exposed to the same amount of toxic chemicals in the air as is found in hundreds of miles of freeway traffic, researchers said Thursday.

05/29/2014

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Heal The Bay: LA County Beaches Lead State In Poor Water Quality

Los Angeles County beaches lead the state in poor water quality, according to Heal the Bay’s 24th annual Beach Report Card.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/22/2014

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Officials Rally At Vernon Recycling Plant Urging Action To Address Chronic Polluters

Community members and elected officials from across Los Angeles and Riverside held a rally Monday calling for statewide action to address chronic polluters.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/14/2014

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Study: Prenatal Exposure To Air Pollution May Reduce Newborns’ Skull Size

Researchers say pregnant women living near freeways or other places with high concentrations of air pollution may be at greater risk of delivering a baby with a smaller head.

02/19/2014

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Cooking With Gas Stove May Contribute To Indoor Pollution, Study Says

A new study shows that cooking with a gas stove could be contributing to “indoor” air pollution.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/07/2013

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Local Officials Call For ‘Immediate Accountability’ For Vernon Recycling Plant

Elected officials from several SoCal cities rallied Friday to demand “immediate accountability” for a Vernon battery manufacturer accused of polluting local neighborhoods.

10/11/2013

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