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

CBS2 Investigation: Public Documents Show Hazardous Waste From Exide Plant Spilled Onto Highways, Into Storm Drains

Toxic contamination caused by a Vernon battery recycling plant may extend as far as Bakersfield, new documents show.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/14/2014

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Certain Seafood From Ventura County Coast Could Be Toxic, Health Officials Warn

Public health officials this weekend issued a warning to consumers to avoid eating certain kinds of seafood from the Ventura County coastline.

10/12/2014

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Malibu Parents Demand Tests After Toxic Chemicals Found On 2 School Campuses

KCAL9’s Serene Branson reports parents have pushed the district to fully test and clean up contaminated schools for four years, and concerned mom Cindy Crawford is among them.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/08/2014

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Report: Toxicity Levels At Malibu Schools Higher Than Previously Thought

Some Malibu school facilities may contain illegal levels of a toxic compound that is dramatically higher than previously reported, according to a parent-teacher coalition.

07/17/2014

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Animal Rights Activists Warn Public About Toxic Pet Treats Made In China

The FDA has been unable to establish what was causing the pets to die and develop kidney-related problems.

05/21/2014

Residents of the Autumnwood housing complex have claimed a dangerous cocktail of contaminants is buried underneath their homes. (CBS)

Calif. Toxics Regulators Accused Of ‘Doctored Data’ In Tainted Soil Probe

A consumer advocacy group alleges California regulators and other officials doctored data to avoid pinpointing the source of an apparent health threat at the Autumnwood housing complex.

04/08/2014

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SCAQMD Seeks Order To Reduce Toxic Emissions At Newport Beach Metal Finishing Facility

Southland’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.

04/01/2014

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

Toxic Plan For Vernon Battery Plant Approved

The South Coast Air Quality Management District says it approved the plan for Exide Technologies on Wednesday.

03/20/2014

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Feds Remove Irvine’s Proposed ‘Great Park’ From List Of Toxic Sites

Nearly 2,000 acres of land that include Orange County’s proposed Great Park have been removed from the list of federal Superfund sites after a $165 million cleanup.

01/28/2014

This office building is called a possible "ticking time bomb" by a union rep. (credit: CBS)

Obamacare Staffers Slated To Move Into Building Some Believe Is Toxic

A dozen social service staffers at an Orange County government building believe working inside the structure literally made them sick.

08/15/2013

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Santa Monica To Reward Nail Salons For Reducing Toxins

Nail salon owners and workers in the city of Santa Monica were set Tuesday to launch a partnership aimed at limiting toxic chemicals used in local salons.

07/16/2013

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

Plant Allowed To Reopen Following Allegedly Unsafe Arsenic Emissions

A battery recycling business in Vernon has reopened after state officials shut it down for allegedly emitting unsafe levels of arsenic.

06/17/2013

A report from the Center for Health, Environment & Justice says many back-to-school supplies are potentially toxic to kids. (credit: CHJ.org)

Group Warns That Some Back-To-School Supplies Might Be Toxic

The Center of Health, Environment & Justice is out with a report Sunday suggesting that many back-to-school supplies might contain toxic chemicals.

08/26/2012

One of the 343 pieces of jewelry found to have lead and cadmium concentrations 1,000 times higher than levels deemed safe for consumers. (courtesy Calif. Dept. of Toxic Substances Control)

LA Merchants Face Hefty Fines Over Toxic Jewelry Charges

Regulators found 343 pieces of toxic jewelry with lead and cadmium concentrations — some as high as 1,000 times than levels deemed safe for consumers.

07/17/2012

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Businesses, Landowners Will Pay $6.6M To Fund Toxic Cleanup In South El Monte

Eleven companies and landowners blamed for polluting Southern California water supplies will pay about $6.6 million to clean up the contamination.

05/15/2012

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