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July 18, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Officials Tuesday reopened a Hawaiian Gardens water well that had been closed for eight years because of the presence of manganese and arsenic. The Juan Well Arsenic Water Treatment Facility was dedicated by the Hawaiian Gardens City Council and representatives from the Southern California Water Co. and Central Basin Municipal Water District.
March 30, 2009 | TMIES WIRE REPORTS
Thirteen officials in central China have been punished after a chemical company contaminated a river with arsenic, state media reported. A local court sentenced Liu Gaili, a former environmental protection bureau official, to two years in jail, the official New China News Agency said, quoting the Shangqiu city government in Henan province. The report said 12 other officials were either sacked or given administrative punishments. The officials were punished after a section of the Dasha river was found contaminated by arsenic in August.
January 2, 2009
Re "Drink up -- assuming you like arsenic, that is," Dec. 29 Poisoning prisoners with drinking water laden with arsenic is unconscionable, inhumane and, considering the potential deferred health costs and civil liability, economic suicide for the state. Worse perhaps is selective poisoning by gender. At the California Institution for Women in Chino, the state spends $480,000 a year for bottled water, while at the nearby California Institution for Men, inmates drink contaminated water.
July 7, 1987 | MICHAEL BLUMFIELD, Times Staff Writer
The Labor Department on Monday fined Chrysler Corp. a record $1.5 million for health and safety violations at a Delaware automobile assembly plant after dangerously high levels of arsenic and lead were found in the air at the site. The department's Occupational Health and Safety Administration said 811 job safety violations were found in January at the Newark, Del., plant, three-fourths of which were considered serious or willful. OSHA Administrator John A.
April 27, 2003
When May 3 rolls around it will be "a full 18 months before the presidential election" ("Political Reality Television," editorial, April 22). By the time we get to the actual election, Iraq will be old news and the nation will be focused on other things, like the tanking economy, ballooning deficits and arsenic in the drinking water. The Bushies will have to do some very fancy dancing on TV to get around those embarrassments. The Democrats' call may very well be, "It's not the war, it's the economy, stupid!"
October 16, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN
After a month's delay, the Valerio Primary Center will open Oct. 27 with 180 students and assurances from state environmental officials that no dangerous levels of arsenic exist at the 2.9-acre campus.
March 2, 2000
The Board of Supervisors has asked its budget staff to review a recent study that found the county would risk bankruptcy during the next recession. The board asked for a report from its chief administrative to review a study by the Public Policy Institute, which predicted the squeeze would come from increased demand on the county for health care while it lacked the ability to generate its own revenues. The request came on a motion made Tuesday by Supervisor Mike Antonovich.
April 22, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The beleaguered operator of a Vernon battery-recycling plant announced the temporary layoffs of nearly all of its employees Monday, weeks after air-quality regulators shut down its operations over air pollution concerns. Exide Technologies said in a statement that it had issued notices to 104 hourly employees and 20 managers at the facility that they could be laid off within 60 days. The plant, which has been a source of community outrage since regulators announced last year that its arsenic emissions posed a danger to more than 100,000 people, has been idle since last month.
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