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Safeway Fined $10M For Illegally Dumping Electronics, Pharmaceuticals In California Landfills

The Safeway supermarket chain has been ordered to pay nearly $10 million for illegally dumping batteries, electronics and pharmaceuticals in California landfills.

01/06/2015

An exterior view of Candlestick Park before the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers on December 23, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  It is the last regular season game at the stadium.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty  Images)

Bayview District Residents Fear Health Risks From Candlestick Park’s Possible Implosion

Some people in San Francisco’s Bayview District are worried about potential health effects from the tear down of Candlestick Park.

12/23/2014

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Anglers Fear State EPA Study Would Bring Ban On Lead In Fishing Gear

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control, a part of the state Environmental Protection Agency, is getting a virtual earful from the sportfishing industry over the agency’s proposed investigation into the use of toxic substances — including lead, zinc and copper — in fishing gear.

10/24/2014

Some of the Halloween items identified as having toxic chemicals. (HealthyStuff.org)

Environmental Group Warns Of Toxics In Halloween Costumes, Bags, Accessories

An environmental group has issued a warning about kids’ Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat bags found with what the group claims are elevated levels of toxic chemicals.

10/23/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Mill Valley Puppy Joins Growing Ranks Of Dogs Getting Severely Stoned On Marijuana

A puppy out on a walk in Mill Valley became one of the latest victim of an increasing trend: pets poisoned after ingesting marijuana.

04/29/2014

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

The overbite clam. (Cindy Brown/CALFED)

California Drought Creating Toxic Clams In San Francisco Bay

California’s ongoing drought is affecting much more than just drinking water supplies as scientists are looking into how declining rainfall may be increasing the toxicity of the San Francisco Bay.

03/27/2014

File photo of the forme NAS Moffett Field and some of the areas contained in the Mountain View Superfund cleanup site. (NASA Ames)

Silicon Valley Toxic Waste Cleanup Creating More Environmental Hazards

Toxic waste clean-up in Silicon Valley is creating additional environmental hazards in other parts of the U.S., according to a new report.

03/18/2014

Firefighters on the scene of a hazardous chemical spill at the Radisson Hotel on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf on September 30, 2013. (CBS)

Bear Repellent Identified As Chemical That Forced SF Hotel Evacuation

Bear repellent was to blame for the evacuation of a hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf and the hospitalization of three people on Monday, San Francisco police and fire officials said Tuesday.

10/01/2013

A man pushes shopping carts outside of a Walmart store. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty To Dumping Hazardous Waste In California

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has pleaded guilty to charges the company dumped hazardous waste in California.

05/28/2013

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