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Raytheon Corp., a Superfund site located in Mountain View, CA. (EPA)

Congresswoman Opens Inquiry Into EPA Toxic Cleanup In Silicon Valley

Palo Alto Congresswoman Anna Eshoo wants to know more about the federal government’s cleanup of Superfund sites in Silicon Valley.

04/02/2014

San Francisquito Creek. (CBS)

Barrier Removed From Peninsula Creek Allows Endangered Fish To Migrate

Representatives of federal, state and local agencies Thursday announced the elimination of a 105-year-old barrier in a creek between Palo Alto and Menlo Park to allow endangered steelhead trout to migrate upstream from San Francisco Bay.

09/05/2013

A strawberry field in Tehama County. (CBS)

Bay Area Environmental Group Suing EPA Over Pesticide Drift

On Wednesday, a Bay Area environmental group will file a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the feds of not protecting children from pesticide drift.

07/24/2013

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$455M In Funds For Safe Drinking Water Unspent By State Health Dept.

Federal regulators say California’s Department of Public Health failed to spend $455 million meant to improve drinking water infrastructure—at a time when thousands rely on groundwater laced with nitrates and other contaminants.

04/19/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mountain View Residents Air Concerns About Toxic Groundwater

An estimated 100 residents turned out for a meeting Sunday to learn more about what’s been reported as the surprising spread of toxic TCE in groundwater.

03/04/2013

A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Toxic Vapors Seeping Up From Underneath Google Buildings

One of Silicon Valley’s dirty secrets is coming back to haunt Google with toxic vapors.

02/22/2013

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.

12/26/2012

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Chevron Releases Details On Refinery Fire Amid New Federal Scrutiny

Chevron spokeswoman Heather Kulp said the root cause of the pipe leak was high temperature sulfidation corrosion from the fuel moving within the five-foot segment of the refinery’s eight-inch-round 200-foot-long carbon steel pipe.

09/24/2012

Refinery Aerial

EPA Investigates Bypass Pipe At Chevron’s Richmond Refinery

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a criminal investigation of Chevron after learning the company had been routing pollutants around monitoring equipment at its Richmond refinery.

09/23/2012

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