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Hazardous Materials

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  • Metra riders subjected to high amounts of diesel soot

    Metra riders subjected to high amounts of diesel soot
    Day after day, thousands of commuters are breathing high levels of toxic diesel pollution trapped in Chicago's two major rail stations and even inside the trains they ride, a Tribune investigation has found. Testing by the newspaper found the amount of...
  • Get rid of it the green way

    Now is the time of year when many of us finally get around to tackling our biggest cleaning and organizing projects around the house. That might include cleaning out cramped closets, boxing up clothes and getting to that cluttered garage. Instead of...
  • City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

    The following is from the Laguna Beach City Council meeting of June 15. Volleyball team honored The Laguna Beach High School boys' volleyball team and coach were presented with a proclamation in honor of their triple championship season, with a 25-8...
  • 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...
  • Body found in truck identified

    The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner has identified the body found in a blue pickup truck in Huntington Beach on Friday. Daniel Kevin Thompson, 41, was a Westminster resident, said Jim Amormino, the Sheriff Department's spokesman said Tuesday. Thompson's...
  • 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...