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Clark Magnet High School teacher Dominique Evans-Bye is one of 11 teachers across the country — and the only one in California — to win a coveted environmental award that honors her innovative and hands-on approach to teaching science. An...
The Crescenta Valley Water District has bagged two more multimillion-dollar settlements from oil companies that officials claim leaked a contaminant into the local groundwater supply. So far, the district has penned three settlement agreements totaling...
After more than a decade and nearly $9 million, Glendale is nearing the end of its research into the water contaminant chromium 6. After the City Council this week approved using $536,000 to put the final touches on the research project, officials said...
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...
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...
Even if you don’t get into politics, you can’t escape the effects of a strange zone we are in these days where everything seems to be polarized to extreme views. Good luck trying to find reason, rationality or critical thinking. Economic...
If the government’s up to something strange in your neighborhood and you think you have a case, who you gonna call? You’re gonna call Silverstein, of course. That’s what George Brokate, a 73-year-old former Marine captain and Vietnam...
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...
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...
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....
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...
After sitting for a while on simmer, a legal battle between the Crescenta Valley Water District and a consortium of gas companies regarding contaminated groundwater is coming to a slow boil. The 2007 case has been meandering through the court system,...
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