Blast-Damaged Torrance Refinery Has Faced Cal/OSHA PenaltiesDocuments from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health indicate that the Torrance Exxon Mobil refinery where a blast took place on Wednesday has faced more than $100,000 in proposed penalties for inspection violations over the past five years.
No-Burn Alert Declared For Most Of Southern CaliforniaA residential no-burn alert was in effect Friday in the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and the Inland Empire due to a forecast of fine particle air pollution, authorities said.
No-Burn Alert Issued For Southern CaliforniaA ban on burning wood was issued Monday for the South Coast Air Basin, which includes the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and the Inland Empire.
No-Burn Alert Issued For 2nd Day In Southern CaliforniaSouthern California air quality regulators are banning wood burning for the second day in a row because of excessive air pollution.
No-Burn Alert Issued For Southern CaliforniaSouthern California air quality regulators are issuing a no-burn alert for Monday, advising residents not to burn wood or fire logs because of excessive air pollution.
Study: Southern California's Air Quality Getting HealthierThe cancer risk from air pollution in Southern California has dropped by more than 50 percent since 2005, according a study released Thursday by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
EPA Claims Exide Battery Recycling Plant Has Repeatedly Violated Lead Emission StandardsOfficials announced Thursday that the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon has emitted risky levels of lead into the air, violating federal limits and endangering nearby residents' health.
Smoke Advisory Issued For Portions Of Riverside, OC CountiesAuthorities have issued a smoke advisory for portions of Riverside and Orange counties as winds push smoke into the area from multiple fires burning in San Diego County.
Smoke Advisory Issued For OC, Portions Of LA And Riverside CountiesThe South Coast Air Quality Management District Friday issued a smoke advisory for all of Orange County and portions of Los Angeles and Riverside counties.
Exide Lays Off More Than 100 Employees As Battle Over Emissions ContinuesA spokesperson for Exide Technologies said Monday the temporary layoffs would affect 20 salaried workers and 104 hourly employees.
SCAQMD Seeks Order To Reduce Toxic Emissions At Newport Beach Metal Finishing FacilitySouthland's air-quality management agency is seeking the order after data showed Hixson Metal Finishing is the source of elevated levels of hexavalent chromium, a known human carcinogen.
Air Quality Officials Sue Vernon Battery Recycling Plant Over 'Toxic Emissions'The South Coast Air Quality Management District filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday against Exide Technologies.