Toxic Algae Blooms Spurred By Fertilizer Runoff Plague CaliforniaFertilizer runoff, combined with the ongoing drought, is contributing to toxic blue-green algae blooms in California.
Delta Swimmers, Pets Warned To Stay Out Of Water Due To Toxic Algae BloomThe dog days of summer are going to be pretty tough for folks trying to cool off in the Discovery Bay. The water is contaminated with toxic algae bloom.
Fire-Suppressing Foam's Toxic Chemicals Detected In California Groundwater"There are 1.5 million people in California that we know of that are drinking this stuff in their drinking water," Bill Walker of the Environmental Working Group says of toxic PFCs originating from fire suppressing foam.
Toxic Pesticide-Ridden Soil Detected At Site For New Bay Area SchoolThe Morgan Hill Unified School District discovered soil laced with a highly toxic pesticide in a field where a school is slated to be built.
Environmental Group's Updated Study Exposes Toxic Cleaning ProductsThe cleaning products in your home may contain hidden hazardous ingredients, according to the Environmental Working Group's latest analysis.
Swimmers Urged To Avoid Russian River After Dog Dies From Toxic AlgaeSonoma County public health officials are asking people to stay out of the Russian River this Labor Day weekend after a dog death was tied to a toxic blue-green algae bloom in the area.
Treated Water From Mountain View Toxic Site Eyed For Irrigation, Potential Drinking WaterGroundwater from a toxic site in Mountain View, treated and basically thrown away, is now being viewed as a source for irrigation and could also be considered for drinking water.
Health Officials Warn Consumers Of Toxic Seafood From Central California CoastThe California Department of Public Health is warning of domoic acid poisoning from seafood caught in Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara counties.
3 Of California's Dirtiest Beaches Right Here In The Bay AreaDespite cleaner beaches statewide due to a lack of storm runoff caused by the drought, a beach report card released Wednesday says that three of California’s most bacteria-laden beaches are located here in the Bay Area.
Cupertino Cement Quarry To Pay $7.5M For Pollution ViolationsCement quarry Lehigh Hanson will pay millions of dollars to settle a lawsuit alleging it dumped millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into a nearby creek.
Central Valley Wine Bottle Maker Sued Over Putting Arsenic, Other Toxic Materials Into GlassA company in Modesto that makes wine bottles is being sued by the state over claims of putting toxic materials into its glass.
Safeway Fined $10M For Illegally Dumping Electronics, Pharmaceuticals In California LandfillsThe Safeway supermarket chain has been ordered to pay nearly $10 million for illegally dumping batteries, electronics and pharmaceuticals in California landfills.