Air Pollution Watchdog Proposes 5-Year Phase-Out Of Toxic Chemical Used In Torrance, Wilmington PlantsHydrofluoric acid is used at the Torrance Refinery Company and the Valero Wilmington Refinery. But how safe is it?
Smoke Advisory Issued For South Orange County AreasA smoke advisory was issued Thursday for parts of Orange County due to a brush fire burning near Camp Pendleton.
SoCalGas Settles Air Quality Lawsuit For $8.5M Southern California Gas Co. will pay $8.5 million to settle a lawsuit with the South Coast Air Quality Management District over the massive gas leak from the utility's Aliso Canyon storage facility.
Ban On Burning Wood In Effect For Most Of Southern CaliforniaAuthorities have issued a residential no-burn alert Tuesday for the South Coast Air Basin – including the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and the Inland Empire – due to a forecast of fine particle air pollution.
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.
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 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.
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.