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Dozens of farm workers exposed to pesticides in South Valley. 3 sent to the hospital

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Fri, 06/21/2019 - 4:09pm

Nearly 60 farm workers were exposed to chemicals Tuesday morning as they worked on a vineyard west of Dinuba.

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Erin Brockovich Goes After Trump Administration For Chemical Deregulation Plan

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Tue, 02/05/2019 - 4:25pm

Erin Brockovich, known for her environmental and consumer activism, said it was time to “sound the alarm” as the Trump administration considers halting the regulation of two toxic chemicals that are contaminating the tap water of millions of Americans.

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Supreme Court lets stand California ruling holding lead paint makers liable for $400-million cleanup cost

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Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:24pm

The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a defeat to business groups in a closely watched California case, rejecting appeals of a ruling that requires former makers of lead paint to pay $400 million or more to clean up old homes.

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Trump administration defends nerve agent pesticide found harmful to children

Published: 
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 1:51pm

The Trump administration appears ready to go to the mat for chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide that has been linked to developmental disorders in children whose mothers were exposed to it during pregnancy.

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Lead paint threatens to undo California's biggest residential cleanup, officials warn. But they're doing little to fix it

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Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:41am

Officials have long known that children across a swath of southeast Los Angeles County are exposed to brain-damaging lead from two distinct sources: pollution from a now-shuttered battery recycling plant and lead paint in the walls of their homes.