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Hazardous Materials

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  • Beaches open after sewer spill

    A stretch of Orange County Coast has been reopened to public use after a sewage spill off Balboa Pier earlier this week closed some beaches, according to an official with the Orange County Environmental Health department. A sewage spill from Ruby's Diner...
  • State sues bounce house manufacturer

    A Burbank manufacturer of inflatable bounce houses is being sued by the state for allowing too much lead in its products. Last month the California Attorney General's Office went after 11 manufacturers of the popular inflatable structures, saying the...
  • Chalmette Refining Releases 19 Tons Of Catalyst, Not One Ton As Previously Claimed

    Chalmette Refining Releases 19 Tons Of Catalyst, Not One Ton As Previously Claimed
    The follow-up report Chalmette Refining submitted a week after a Labor Day power outage and chemical accident shows the amount of catalyst and sulfur dioxide released into the community far exceeded public statements. The new figure discovered in...
  • Hazardous waste found in Barrington

    Hazardous waste found in Barrington
    Attorney General Lisa Madigan obtained indictments against a Barrington pool company for illegally dumping a hazardous chemical used to clean filters. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency allegedly found evidence that muriatic acid was...
  • Lead Found in Children's Products Sold at Target and Walmart

    Lead Found in Children's Products Sold at Target and Walmart
    LOS ANGELES -- Dangerously high levels of lead have been found in children's products sold at Walmart and Target stores across the country, according to a California based consumer group. The Center for Environmental Health, which commissioned the tests,...
  • 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...
  • Sewage runoff shuts down beaches

    Sewage runoff shuts down beaches
    Authorities Saturday banned swimming and surfing from Imperial Beach to the Mexican border because of a likely flush of sewage-contaminated storm runoff from the Tijuana River. The water contact closure area stretches from the Tijuana Slough National...
  • Woman who crashed into transformer may have been texting

    Woman who crashed into transformer may have been texting
    POWAY, Calif. -- About 1,000 homes lost power early Monday after a young driver lost control of her car and crashed into an electricity transformer in Poway. The crash happened at about 2 a.m. near the intersection of Pomerado Road and Metate Lane....
  • Brett Favre's Sister Arrested in Raid on Meth Lab

    Brett Favre's Sister Arrested in Raid on Meth Lab
    DIAMONDHEAD, Miss. -- The 34-year-old sister of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre faces drug charges after she was arrested Wednesday in a raid on a Mississippi condo where people were making crystal methamphetamine, authorities said. Brandi Favre was...
  • HazMat Team Responds To Chemical Leak At Seattle's VA Hospital

    HazMat Team Responds To Chemical Leak At Seattle's VA Hospital
    Firefighters responded to a hazardous material situation tonight at Seattle's Veterans Hospital. The Seattle Fire Department's HazMat Team responded when a substance called ethylene oxide leaked at the Beacon Hill facility. The leak took place at...
  • QB Brett Favre's Sister Among 5 Arrested in Miss. Meth Bust

    QB Brett Favre's Sister Among 5 Arrested in Miss. Meth Bust
    The arrest of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre's sister during a drug raid in southern Mississippi isn't the first time she's been in trouble with the law. Hancock County Sheriff's Maj. Matt Karl said officers are "very familiar" with 34-year-old Brandi...