| Sep 14, 2011
| 4:29 PM
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials are interviewing Burbank and Glendale residents to get feedback on their ongoing efforts to clean up decades-old contaminated ground water.
The confidential, 30-minute interviews were conducted this week and...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:21 PM
For the first time, a Glendale research team testing methods for stripping chromium 6 from groundwater has released an estimate for how much it will cost long term — putting the tab at up to $27 million over 20 years.
The costs will be a key...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:05 PM
Federal and state regulators are investigating whether a vintage air conditioning system at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank played a role in contaminating groundwater with chromium 6, a cancer-causing heavy metal widely used in aerospace manufacturing...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 1:00 AM
The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has concluded an investigation into contamination on the site of the Walt Disney Studios, a senior board official said.
The agency’s decision comes a day after the Los Angeles Times reported that...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Glendale Water & Power has started testing a new filtration method to strip chromium 6 from groundwater and plans to start the process for other techniques next month. Previous methods have had some drawbacks, prompting the fresh approaches....
| Mar 14, 2012
| 5:02 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) increased pressure on the Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday to issue a long-awaited final report on the health impact of water tainted with chromium 6 on humans, calling the slow progress “unconscionable.”...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) today introduced legislation that would set a deadline for establishing a new federal cap on chromium 6 contamination in drinking water.
The move comes two weeks after the congressman on the Environmental Protection Agency to...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:46 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Tuesday introduced legislation that would set a deadline for establishing a new federal cap on chromium 6 contamination in drinking water.
The move comes two weeks after the congressman called on the Environmental...
| Apr 1, 2012
Despite efforts to stop it, the chemical Chromium 6 has been seeping into Glendale groundwater for years at the site of a defunct plating company. By early next month, that will start to change.
Ralphs Grocery Co. plans to finalize the purchase of the...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 2:38 PM
CITY HALL — Regional water officials have been discussing progress on a Glendale Water & Power chromium 6 removal project, as the utility awaits millions in reimbursement from the state.
Last week, the advisory committee for the $5-million multi-...
| Nov 17, 2010
When Clark Magnet High School student Saro Meguerdijian learned last spring about the presence of hexavalent chromium in local groundwater, he began mentally working through a solution.
Hexavalent chromium, a cancer-causing carcinogen also known as...
| Jul 13, 2010
CITY HALL — Stalled reimbursements for a multi-million dollar chromium 6 removal project could lead Glendale Water & Power officials to suspend the operation, they said.
Because the chromium-stripping facilities have been turned on, levels of...