National Politics
On Selma's 50th anniversary, Obama will look to the future

Topics

Los Angeles Fire Department
LAFD failed to inspect hundreds of hazardous sites, state says
LAFD failed to inspect hundreds of hazardous sites, state says

The Los Angeles Fire Department has failed to properly inspect hundreds of hazardous sites scattered across the city, exposing the public to increased risks from potential spills and mishandling of toxic substances, according to a state report released Friday. The 24-page California Environmental Protection Agency study found breakdowns in numerous aspects of the LAFD's oversight and monitoring of chemical factories, laboratories and other storage facilities that deal with dangerous substances. "Their program has fallen apart," said Jim Bohon, head of the state unit that conducted the review. "They are failing in environmental management in a very gross...

Loading