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  • Glendale Hts. man injured in fireworks blast

    A Glendale Heights man was seriously injured when fireworks exploded inside his home today, prompting the evacuation of 10 nearby houses, authorities said. Agents from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted local...
  • The Harbor Report: Some help disposing those expired flares

    Have you ever been instructed by your spouse that it is your turn to cook dinner, then 4 p.m. comes around and you just realized you have not taken anything out of the freezer? You then look in the refrigerator for leftovers and your mind starts coming up...
  • Fire Department reports more calls over holidays

    Warm holiday weather drew crowds to Newport Beach, leading to an increase in emergency calls for lifeguards and firefighters. About 201,000 people visited the beach between Dec. 24 and Monday. Lifeguards responded to 31 first-aid calls and took...
  • Army seeks emissions permit for another hazardous waste facility

    The Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground is requesting a federal permit for a munitions assessment and processing facility that is expected to handle a number of deadly chemical agents, including Sarin, a nerve agent...
  • Claremont man is arrested in mailings of powdery substance to DCFS offices

     
    A Claremont man was arrested Friday on suspicion of sending threatening letters containing a powdery substance to the Department of Children and Family Services and the Los Angeles County children's courthouse, officials said. Martin Calvin Yarbrough, 48,...
  • Target Corp. to pay $22.5 million in settlement over alleged hazardous waste dumping

     
    Target Corp. has agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle a multiyear government investigation into the alleged dumping of hazardous waste by the retail chain, according to court documents filed this week. The settlement, pending final approval by a judge,.....
  • Officials investigate explosion outside Kern County chemical plant

     
    Kern County fire officials are investigating the cause of an explosion Saturday afternoon outside the Niklor Chemical plant. When firefighters arrived just after 2 p.m., they found a trailer on fire in the loading docks, said Capt. Bill Brickey of......
  • Can I recycle ... light bulbs?

     
    In Los Angeles, light bulbs cannot be placed in the recycling bin. Incandescent bulbs can be thrown in the black trash bin, but fluorescent, compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs are considered household hazardous waste and...
  • California congressman tackles toxic trade in new bill

     
    “The States have been passing laws that are already increasing the amount of e-waste collected for recycling, instead of land-filling,” said Kate Sinding, senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. “Unfortunately,...
  • Building evacuated at USC Health Sciences Campus after hazardous-materials spill

     
    A building at USC’s Health Sciences Campus was evacuated Thursday because of a hazardous-material spill, a USC public safety official said. The Clinical Sciences Annex in the 2200 block of Alcazar Street is three miles northeast of downtown Los...
  • Van Nuys facility agrees to $100,000 fine

     
    A Van Nuys metal-plating business has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine to settle charges that it mishandled hazardous waste. Inspectors from the Environmental Protection Agency and Los Angeles County Fire Department found that Crown Chrome Plating, a...