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Environmental Pollution

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  • Soil contamination a hurdle for new Jordan Downs housing plan

    Soil contamination a hurdle for new Jordan Downs housing plan
    As if the task of transforming one of the city's most notorious housing projects into a new "urban village" wasn't daunting enough, Los Angeles has run into another hurdle in the redevelopment of Jordan Downs: concerns over contaminated land. City...
  • State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste

    State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste
    One summer Saturday in the Bay Area city of Richmond, nitric acid leaked from a tank at a metal plating company, forming a toxic cloud that floated over a neighborhood of small houses and stucco apartments. "People were coughing. They were gasping for...
  • No-burn alert issued for Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire

    Southland residents are barred from burning wood or manufactured logs in their fireplaces from midnight Monday to midnight Tuesday because of  elevated “fine particulate levels,” air quality regulators said. The no-burn alert does not apply to...
  • Air quality officials say South L.A. oil field modifying operations

    Air quality officials say South L.A. oil field modifying operations
    Air quality regulators say that an urban oil field blamed for chronic respiratory illnesses and nosebleeds in a South Los Angeles neighborhood is modifying its operations to prevent leaks and upgrade air pollution controls. Allenco Energy Co., which...
  • In quaint Avila Beach, oil firm plans resort where crude once spilled

    In quaint Avila Beach, oil firm plans resort where crude once spilled
    AVILA BEACH, Calif. — Pretty regularly, the clouds cartwheel in from the sea and sock everybody in around here, except tiny Avila Beach. It'll be dreary up in Morro Bay and dreadful down in Pismo, but here, the hills cut through the fog and leave...
  • EPA officers sickened by fumes at South L.A. oil field

    EPA officers sickened by fumes at South L.A. oil field
    Federal environmental officers were sickened by toxic vapors as they toured a south Los Angeles urban oil field whose emissions are blamed by neighbors for a variety of ailments, an EPA official said Friday. Jared Blumenfeld, U.S. Environmental...
  • California firm Electro-Forming ordered to remove hazardous waste

    A judge has ordered a metal plating company in Richmond, Calif., to remove large quantities of hazardous waste, including potentially deadly cyanide, after state officials argued that it poses a health threat to nearby residents. Contra Costa County...
  • A flaw in California's cap-and-trade plan

    A flaw in California's cap-and-trade plan
    California has made clear its intention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But is it taking the right steps to do so? The state has set a goal of returning to 1990 emissions levels by 2020. It has adopted renewable energy standards, driven the national...
  • L.A. Now Live: State fails to keep track of hazardous waste

    L.A. Now Live: State fails to keep track of hazardous waste
    Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with reporter Jessica Garrison about California's failure to track toxic waste. The state regularly fails to keep track of thousands of tons of dangerous chemicals and toxic metals shipped for disposal on the state's roads...
  • Fuel cell cars from Toyota, Honda, Hyundai set to debut at auto shows

    Fuel cell cars from Toyota, Honda, Hyundai set to debut at auto shows
    For decades, hydrogen fuel cell cars have been the automotive technology of tomorrow: the big idea, for someday far in the future. No longer. At auto shows in Los Angeles and Tokyo this week, Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Hyundai Motor Co....
  • L.A. Auto Show: Will fuel cells make battery electric cars obsolete?

    L.A. Auto Show: Will fuel cells make battery electric cars obsolete?
    For decades, hydrogen fuel cell cars have been the automotive technology of tomorrow: the big idea, for someday far in the future. No longer. At auto shows in Los Angeles and Tokyo this week, Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Hyundai Motor Co....