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California Adds Herbicide Used By Monsanto To List Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals

Published: 
Wed, 06/28/2017 (All day)

Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co’s popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday.

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Port of L.A. helped pay for cleaner China Shipping vessels--which later stopped docking in L.A.

Published: 
Wed, 03/30/2016 (All day)
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Chemicals

The Port of Los Angeles paid a Chinese government-owned shipping company $5 million in 2005 to equip cargo vessels to plug into electric shore power while at dock to keep their massive diesel engines from polluting neighborhoods near the harbor.

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Paramount residents not alone in pollution fight

Published: 
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 12:20am
Category: 
Chemicals

Soon after starting work at Lincoln Elementary in Paramount nearly five years ago, second-grade teacher Lisa Lappin became alarmed by the number of teachers and students sick from cancer and other illnesses.