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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

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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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ConsumerWatch: California Updates Flame Retardant Rules Over Toxic Fears

After years of debate, California is finally updating its 1970s Federal Chemical Regulation in order to create new safety standards for flame retardant and toxic chemicals that are used on everyday products.

09/21/2012

The Richmond Chevron refinery fire as seen from San Francisco. (FoTo Taker/CBS)

Feinstein Calls For Investigation Into Gas Price Spike After Richmond Fire

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling for a federal investigation into gasoline price spikes that followed the fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond earlier this month. The call comes as investigations focus on the type of crude oil used at the site.

08/28/2012

Inspectors with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board on the scene of the August 6, 2012 fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond. (CBS)

Richmond Community Meeting Provides Update On Chevron Refinery Fire Investigation

Members of several investigative agencies provided an update on the Chevron Refinery fire for residents of the West County community on Monday.

08/28/2012

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

3 Weeks After Fire, Hydrocarbons Still Leaking At Richmond Refinery

Smog-producing hydrocarbons are still leaking at unlawful levels at the Chevron oil refinery in the wake of the Aug. 6 fire, but pollution control officials said they expect to stop it by Tuesday.

08/27/2012

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DDT Discharge Still Polluting SF Bay Near Richmond Despite Clean Up Efforts

A half-century after California officials found that large amounts of the pesticide DDT were discharged into a San Francisco Bay canal, the chemical is still poisoning fish and posing a threat to human health.

03/17/2012

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