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.
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.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District says it approved the plan for Exide Technologies on Wednesday.
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.
A dozen social service staffers at an Orange County government building believe working inside the structure literally made them sick.
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.
A battery recycling business in Vernon has reopened after state officials shut it down for allegedly emitting unsafe levels of arsenic.
The Center of Health, Environment & Justice is out with a report Sunday suggesting that many back-to-school supplies might contain toxic chemicals.
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.
Eleven companies and landowners blamed for polluting Southern California water supplies will pay about $6.6 million to clean up the contamination.
The testing results come in the wake of several lawsuits alleging a toxic chemical was behind cases of lupus and other diseases.
Surging levels of potentially toxic chemicals have prompted city officials to join a lawsuit against the multinational firm.
A group of City Council members sought Friday to create environmental “green zones” in communities with a concentration of industrial facilities.
Researchers say tap water in Riverside has some of the highest levels in the nation of a known deadly toxin.
Buckets of toxic mercury have been found in a Southern California desert home, forcing evacuation of the house until hazardous material experts clear the structure.