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State isn't using blood-test data that could help focus Exide cleanup efforts

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

The state of California has blood test results showing high levels of lead in children living near the closed Exide battery plant in Vernon but is not using the information to direct its massive cleanup of lead-contaminated homes and yards.

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Water and wildlife may be at risk from fracking's toxic chemicals, panel finds

Published: 
Fri, 07/10/2015 (All day)

Hydraulic fracturing uses a host of highly toxic chemicals — the impacts of which are for the most part unknown — that could be contaminating drinking water supplies, wildlife and crops, according to a report released Thursday by a California science panel.