A hazardous materials crew is cleaning up a “chemical soup” at an automotive plating and metal work business in North San Jose where a four-alarm fire took place earlier Tuesday morning, a fire captain said.
A powerful and potentially harmful chemical compound has been found in synthetic marijuana tested in several states that saw a huge spike in the number of people hospitalized because of the drug last month.
A person was killed Friday morning in a fire at an abandoned chemical refinery site in East Palo Alto, firefighters said.
A new report suggests that fracking operations in California produce highly contaminate wastewater. Despite the evidence, Gov. Brown still supports the process.
Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during in the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company’s latest commitment to protect factory workers who build its trendy devices.
Walnut Creek Man Faces Prison After Rare Economic Espionage Conviction For Selling Tech Secrets To China
A jury convicted Walter Liew, 56, of selling DuPont Co.’s secret recipe for making cars, paper and a long list of everyday items whiter to the Chinese government for $28 million. Prosecutors are demanding a prison sentence of up to 22 years.
A transient man was arrested Tuesday in connection with an attack using a caustic chemical mixture at the U.S. Social Security Administration office in Santa Cruz last week, police said.
Couch owners who want to limit their exposure to flame retardant chemicals now have a new option.
Federal investigators looking into last Wednesday’s industrial accident at the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, where two workers were sprayed in the face with sulfuric acid, have been denied access on their attempted return visits.
Scientists are designing a snakeskin-like protective suit that would shield its wearers against a chemical or biological attack.