The coronavirus lowered greenhouse gas emissions, but at year’s end global CO₂ concentrations are still at record levels.
An October bankruptcy settlement let Exide Technologies walk away from a multimillion dollar cleanup in L.A. Could California have done more to secure recovery costs?
Los departamentos (Estrada Courts) continúan sin salida de la zona de contaminación, sin embargo, el estado no ha examinado la posible presencia de plomo en esas casas.
Who was watching the watchdogs as the cleanup of lead contamination on L.A.’s Eastside ran out of money?
Estrada Courts sits within the Exide contamination zone, but the state has yet to test the homes there for lead.
A bill to reform the Department of Toxic Substances Control has been a long time coming, but will Governor Newsom sign it?
Budget overruns, conflicts of interest and bankruptcy hound the quarter-billion-dollar Exide cleanup.
A new study identifies the state’s worst regulatory agencies responsible for food safety and agriculture, air quality and toxic wastes.
The five-year cleanup of a lead-contamination zone is a story of confusion, shifting goalposts, missed deadlines and bloated budgets.
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The Dept. of Toxic Substances Control has halted all field work on cleaning homes affected by Exide contamination until further notice.
Health officials took eight days to send letters to parents of children possibly contaminated by lead. And not everyone received a letter.
Reporter Joe Rubin explains how California’s public health department dropped the ball in a Bay Area contamination case.
Santa Clara County has not revealed how many of the children who attended a now-shuttered gymnastics facility have been tested for lead.
Guns spewed lead dust. Child gymnasts trained. California regulators failed to act.
Financial assurance flaws leave taxpayers potentially liable for massive clean-up costs.
California allocated $176 million to test and clean 2,500 lead-threatened properties surrounding the closed Exide battery plant near downtown Los Angeles. To date only 335 parcels have been cleaned.
Public records lawsuits are time consuming, requiring an attorney who believes the case is one for which it is worth going to the mat. But occasionally lines are crossed that simply have to be challenged.
Promise after promise was broken when it came to protecting Sacramento’s workers and the public from lead hazards from a contaminated gun range housed in an aging recreational building.
A year-long Capital & Main investigation has found substantial evidence to suggest that Sacramento’s lead-contaminated public gun range was, at the very least, incompetently run and, at worst, may have been the victim of embezzlement.
A Capital & Main investigation has found that state health officials were aware of lead poisoning cases at Sacramento’s contaminated Mangan Park Gun Range 13 years before its 2015 closure — yet failed to take crucial steps that almost certainly would have forced the gun range to close much sooner.