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Hazardous Materials

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  • Not All Cleansers are Equal

    Not All Cleansers are Equal
    From bleach to grease-busters to deodorizers, there are plenty of chemical cleaners out there to tackle your dirtiest, grimiest, bacteria-laden situations. But there's a problem: Many of those cleaning products contribute to indoor air pollution. It's...
  • Elgin derailment not blocking Metra trains

    Elgin derailment not blocking Metra trains
    A freight train derailment in Elgin won't disrupt Metra service as much as originally anticipated. Metra originally said it would be running shuttle buses between Elgin's Chicago Street station and Bartlett station to get around the derailment. But...
  • Bush's pardon roster: Sparing once more

     
    by Mark Silva It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the Justice Department, with word that President Bush has offered clemency to several convicts, as presidents are wont to do near the ends of their terms. Yet, this......
  • Shell Oil paying millions for tank violations

     
    Shell Oil Co. will pay $19.5 million in civil penalties and fees to settle a state complaint involving hundreds of environmental violations at its California gas stations. A state investigation found problems with leak detection and monitoring of...
  • State wins $19.5-million judgment from Shell over violations at gas stations

     
    State officials today announced a $19.5-million judgment over allegations that Shell gas stations violated California environmental laws. The judgment caps a three-year investigation into allegations that the company violated state rules in the...
  • Warning issued on excessive lead in toys

     
    California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown issued a safety warning today, alleging that seven toys and children's products tested by the Center for Environmental Health this month contained leads levels far above the legal limit. According to the center’s...
  • Third white powder envelope found at UC Irvine

     
    A third envelope with white powder and the words "black death" — identical to the ones received by two UC Irvine professors Monday — was found on the campus this morning, university officials said. Just after 9 a.m., authorities were......
  • Bakersfield airport shut after hazardous material is found in checked bag

     
    No airplanes are landing or departing from Bakersfield's airport this morning as officials deal with an "ongoing security incident," according to the Federal Aviation Administration. As of 10 a.m, at least 15 fights had been delayed, including five...
  • Kettleman City birth defects: Schwarzenegger steps in

     
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger directed state public health and environmental officials Friday to visit Kettleman City to conduct “a thorough investigation” into the causes of an abnormal percentage of birth defects in the small San Joaquin Valley farming...
  • Woman's body discovered inside car near Castaic Lake [Updated]

     
    A woman's body has been found near Castaic Lake inside the back of a vehicle marked with warnings that it contained hazardous materials, officials said. A deputy noticed the vehicle -- seemingly abandoned -- parked off the side of the......
  • The Recyclist: Clean out the garage (and grab breakfast)

     
    Let's talk for a moment about what not to put into the recycling bin (or the garbage can, for that matter). Batteries. Fluorescent light bulbs. Pesticides. A burned out computer. A broken printer. Cans of paint. An old TV. Motor oil. Microwaves. That...