| May 31, 2009
Today, May 30, 2009 at 12:08 PM this afternoon, Louisiana State Police responded to a one vehicle crash involving a hazardous material (Carbon Dioxide). The crash occurred on Interstate 55 southbound, two miles south of Kentwood, LA. The integrity of...
| Dec 8, 2009
Officials in the U.S. and Vietnamese governments agreed in 2002 to carry out joint research on the health and environmental impact of Agent Orange and other toxic defoliants, on the assumption that aid would follow the scientific results.
| Dec 8, 2009
When environmental activists began a survey of birth defects in this small migrant farming town halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the results were alarming.
Approximately 20 babies were born here during the 14 months beginning in September...
| Jan 9, 2010
The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation will hold a household hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28 in Canoga Park. The collection will take place at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, on De Soto Avenue by...
| Jan 17, 2010
An industrial chemical developed to help separate heavy metals from polluted soil and mining drainage is being sold as a dietary supplement by a luminary in the world of alternative autism treatments.
Called OSR#1, the supplement is described on its...
| Jan 27, 2010
Flame-retardant chemicals found in many household consumer products may reduce fertility in women, researchers reported Tuesday. Their study joins several other papers published in the last two years suggesting that the chemicals, polybrominated...
| Jul 18, 2009
| 7:21 AM
(WGN-AM)- Two people were injured--but not as seriously as originally thought--in a "massive explosion" that tore through a commercial biodiesel and vegetable oil plant on the West Side, authorities said.
The two victims, a truck driver and a plant...
| Jul 22, 2009
| 2:00 PM
(WGN-AM)- Two of the three southbound lanes on the Bishop Ford Expressway are open after being closed for most of the day, state police said.
The closure of all southbound lanes, from at 130th Street south, began this morning after a tanker truck...
| Jul 24, 2009
HAZMAT crews are working in Kenner at the Troop B headquarters after a box containing an unknown materials was found in an 18-wheeler.
Troopers were performing a routine stop with the truck when they suspected the truck for carrying illegal substances....
| Sep 26, 2009
Thousands of people with criminal pasts that include violent felonies and hurting children have been hired to work in Florida's child-care centers during the past two decades, a ( Fort Lauderdale) Sun Sentinel investigation has found.
In October, a...
| Feb 26, 2009
In the flashy television ad that has served as his calling card to voters, Los Angeles city attorney candidate Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich compressed his 30-year legal career into a narrow sliver: the time he spent prosecuting serious gang crimes.