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.
Bayview District Residents Fear Health Risks From Candlestick Park's Possible ImplosionSome people in San Francisco's Bayview District are worried about potential health effects from the tear down of Candlestick Park.
Anglers Fear State EPA Study Would Bring Ban On Lead In Fishing GearCalifornia'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.
Environmental Group Warns Of Toxics In Halloween Costumes, Bags, AccessoriesAn 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.
Mill Valley Puppy Joins Growing Ranks Of Dogs Getting Severely Stoned On MarijuanaA puppy out on a walk in Mill Valley became one of the latest victim of an increasing trend: pets poisoned after ingesting marijuana.
Congresswoman Opens Inquiry Into EPA Toxic Cleanup In Silicon ValleyPalo Alto Congresswoman Anna Eshoo wants to know more about the federal government’s cleanup of Superfund sites in Silicon Valley.