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South Los Angeles residents fuming over oil field

Published: 
Thu, 10/24/2013 - 7:55pm
Category: 
Chemicals

The South Coast Air Quality Management District's top brass faced a frustrated crowd at a town hall meeting Wednesday, during which more than 100 South Los Angeles residents criticized the agency's inability to say whether fumes from an oil field are hazardous.

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Chemical odor, kids' nosebleeds, few answers in South L.A. neighborhood

Published: 
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 8:53pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Monic Uriarte says she began having headaches and bouts of dizziness three years ago, about the time she and her neighbors began smelling a chemical odor on the streets and in their homes.

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Trash talk and the real dirt on a 'toxic tour' of Los Angeles

Published: 
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 8:53am
Category: 
Chemicals

You won't find any homes of the stars on this tour bus as it shuttles rubber-necking sightseers through Los Angeles.

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Don't dilute CEQA, improve it

Published: 
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 9:16pm
Category: 
Water

I remember life before the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA. I grew up in Altadena and Pasadena during the late 1930s and '40s. All too often I awoke to thick smog and air quality warnings. 

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State Of The Air 2013: American Lung Association Report Reveals America's Most Polluted Cities

Published: 
Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:26pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Air quality continues to improve across the United States, but over 40 percent of Americans live in counties with unhealthy levels of particle or ozone pollution.