| 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...
| 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 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...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 2:06 PM
Glendale Water & Power plans to spend another $550,000 on a research project for stripping cancer-causing chromium 6 from local groundwater that already has cost $7.8 million. City officials say they need to make the expenditure because the current...
| Dec 18, 2011
The costs keep piling up as a project to study chromium 6 removal becomes a bigger expense than expected for Glendale, which has been trudging through nine years of research to strip the cancer-causing contaminant from groundwater.
Although the City...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 1:35 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to install 30 wells in the Glendale-Burbank region in March to monitor levels of chromium 6 in underground water to get a fuller picture of how extensive the contamination is.
The move is another step in the...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich today slammed public health officials for “pathetic bureaucratic inertia” in establishing new maximum allowed levels of chromium-6 in public drinking water.
The California Department of Public...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) took the California Department of Public Health to task Monday for “dragging its feet” on setting new limits on chromium 6 in drinking water, adding to a growing chorus of frustration among local officials.
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:59 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 Times reported the board, along...