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March 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Excessive chlorine levels in a pool in Wausau sent more than 40 children to hospitals, authorities said. The kindergartners at Lincoln Elementary were learning about water safety at a nursing home pool when they started to have difficulty breathing. Officials said a pool circulation pump stopped working and restarted, throwing the chlorine concentration out of balance.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
The uninvitingly titled "Chlorine" is a flat, undercooked suburban comedy. Or is it a drama? Or maybe a kind of satire? Regardless, it's short on style, substance or any clear raison d'être. Set in a vaguely upscale New England berg called Copper Canyon (but filmed in New Jersey), the story attempts to lay bare the desperate times and desperate measures - relatively speaking, that is - of a circle of locals caught in the orbit of a shady construction deal. The film's nominal protagonist, beleaguered banker Roger Lent (Vincent D'Onofrio, in a strangely sleepy performance)
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
The uninvitingly titled "Chlorine" is a flat, undercooked suburban comedy. Or is it a drama? Or maybe a kind of satire? Regardless, it's short on style, substance or any clear raison d'être. Set in a vaguely upscale New England berg called Copper Canyon (but filmed in New Jersey), the story attempts to lay bare the desperate times and desperate measures - relatively speaking, that is - of a circle of locals caught in the orbit of a shady construction deal. The film's nominal protagonist, beleaguered banker Roger Lent (Vincent D'Onofrio, in a strangely sleepy performance)
WORLD
April 28, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT - Last week's allegations from top U.S. officials that Syrian forces probably deployed chemical weapons against rebels come amid an array of disputed  reports about purported chemical attacks in Syria. There have been at least three incidents - all unconfirmed - in which reports surfaced publicly that chemical weapons had been deployed in Syria, either by the government or rebels. All have been relatively small scale considering the fact that agents such as sarin can cause mass casualties.
REAL ESTATE
October 16, 1994
I find it astonishing that you were able to devote so much space to the chlorine issue ("No More Green Hair" by Joan Bolton, Sept. 25) without so much as a single mention of the most important argument against using chlorine in swimming pools and drinking water. According to many scientific studies, worldwide chlorine production is the single largest contributing factor to the depletion of the ozone layer. Green hair and burning eyes are minor issues compared to the ecological disaster that chlorine is causing to our planet.
SCIENCE
May 31, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Chlorine used in swimming pools may contribute to the surge of childhood asthma in developed countries, Belgian researchers reported in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Trichloramine, a byproduct of the interaction between chlorine and organic matter in the water, may be the culprit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Eight North Hollywood apartment buildings were evacuated after a pumping station leaked a potentially toxic chlorine solution, a fire spokesman said. A neighbor reported a strange odor about 4:30 a.m. near the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's North Hollywood Pumping Station, at Vanowen Street and Morella Avenue, Brian Humphrey said. One person was treated at the scene after apparently breathing the fumes, Humphrey said. Residents were allowed to return home about 10:40 a.m., he said.
NEWS
August 10, 1991 | Associated Press
Federal officials are pouring chlorine into three rivers in Hidalgo state in an attempt to rid them of the cholera bacteria, the daily newspaper La Jornada said Friday. It said more than 168 people have contracted the disease in and around Huejutla, a rural town of 15,000. At least one person there has died of the disease, federal officials have said. La Jornada said federal health officials are pouring chlorine into the Potrerillo, Tahuizan and Chinguinoso rivers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1994
Hollywood Reservoir will be closed for two days of treatment beginning today, during which recreational activities such as walking, jogging and bicycling will be restricted. The closure will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. today until 6:30 a.m. Saturday, said Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokeswoman Debra Sass. The 1.
NEWS
June 18, 1997 | From Associated Press
A byproduct of chlorination in drinking water has been linked to cancer in rats, prompting the government to begin an immediate study of adverse effects from water disinfectants. A chemical byproduct called MX develops from organic compounds in chlorinated drinking water. Researchers in Finland say rats exposed to high levels of MX get a number of cancers.
SCIENCE
December 3, 2012 | By Amina Khan
After much hype, NASA's Curiosity rover just may have found signs of organic compounds on the Red Planet. But not so fast, Mars Science Laboratory researchers said Monday. The rover has scooped and sampled what appear to be chlorinated organic molecules at a site called Rocknest, but scientists are not yet sure if the part that makes them organic is native to Mars or is a molecular hitchhiker from Earth, said Paul Mahaffy, lead investigator for Sample Analysis at Mars, one of the lab instruments in Curiosity's belly.
NEWS
September 14, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter
Chlorine: Inexpensive and easily available, chlorine is the chemical most commonly used in swimming pools and hot tubs to kill bacteria that can spread disease. Used in concentrations of 1 to 4 parts per million, chlorine helps keep pool water at the recommended pH level of 7.2 to 7.8. However, chlorine breaks down into different chemicals that have been blamed for itchy skin, difficulty breathing, asthma and other ailments. If released into the environment, chlorine can cause low-level harm to organisms living in the water and soil, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
HOME & GARDEN
September 14, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter
Chlorine has long been the industry standard to keep pool water clean and clear, but consumer demand for alternatives has prompted the emergence of new technologies, including the saltwater systems that came into vogue a few years ago and the copper-and-silver ionization and ozone-gas systems that are increasingly popular. "I don't like the stuff that goes into swimming pools," said Philip Daughtry, a Topanga Canyon poet who often swims in the koi pond he refers to as his "backcountry swimming hole.
HOME & GARDEN
May 28, 2011
Jamie Durie tweaked his 1950s swimming pool into what he calls a "sunken lounge," complete with a new bench inside the entire perimeter so there's cool seating for party guests. "People can actually sit and spend time here," Durie says. He worked with Aric Entwistle of Los Angeles-based H2O Development Inc. to replace a conventional chlorine system with SpectraLight ,which uses ultraviolet light to kill waterborne pathogens. The renovated pool is solar heated with a system from Suntopia Solar . A new edge was fabricated over the original coping using carbon fiberglass, resin and several coats of waterproofing.
WORLD
July 28, 2010 | By Lily Kuo, Special to the Los Angeles Times
They sent army doctors, police and hand-selected veterinarians to rescue her, but after three hours at a hospital, nothing could save Quan Quan, the beloved giant panda at the Jinan Zoo in Shandong province. On Tuesday, six days after Quan Quan's death, officials said that poisonous gas had killed the 21-year-old panda, dubbed a "heroic mother" by state media for giving birth to seven cubs over the years. An autopsy revealed that Quan Quan, who was about 70 in panda years, died after inhaling carbon monoxide and chlorine from a former air raid shelter that was being disinfected.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2010 | David Ng
Southern California in the summertime is famous for its pool parties, pool games and even its pool boys. But a pool opera? In 2008, the Long Beach Opera debuted a production of Ricky Ian Gordon's "Orpheus and Euridice" at the indoor Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool. The song cycle, which starred soprano Elizabeth Futral and clarinetist Todd Palmer, enacted the ancient Greek myth using a small boat that floated up and down the chlorinated "River Styx." Next weekend, the company is reviving the high-concept production with the same cast and an enhanced instrumental component — a larger string ensemble plus a slightly expanded score by Gordon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2001 | From Times wire reports
Lodi is heading to court to fight a state order to chlorinate its water. Officials have invalidated a number of tests that found bacteria, and the state claims the city is improperly testing for germs. Lodi is the largest city in the state that doesn't regularly chlorinate its drinking water. Officials will ask a judge Wednesday to invalidate an order from the state Department of Health Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1989 | ROBERT KNIGHT, Times Staff Writer
Two children were hospitalized and 10 other people were treated for inhalation of chlorine fumes after a pipe burst during a swim meet Saturday at El Toro High School. The unseen but smelly chlorine fumes sent the 450 swimmers and about 1,000 spectators into the parking lot while police and county firefighters sealed off the area, rerouting traffic away from Serrano Road. Justin Urban, 8, of Mission Viejo and an unidentified child were treated at Saddleback Community Hospital and released.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2010 | By Charlie Amter, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Summer is hitting L.A., and that means the return of DJ-driven, sun-soaked pool parties at area hotel bars. Santa Monica's newly revamped Shangri-La, the Hollywood Roosevelt, the Standard in downtown L.A., the Custom Hotel, the Mondrian Hotel and new player Drai's Hollywood at the W all have poolside splash-outs taking place Memorial Day weekend, and all six are committed to actively cultivating regular pool parties this summer — catering to...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2009 | Scott Glover
For a few terrifying moments in the early morning hours of the recent Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, authorities in Los Angeles were concerned that terrorists had launched an attack in a downtown subway station. Several people had been overcome by a cloud of noxious gas, causing at least two of them to begin vomiting and a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy to experience a burning sensation in his eyes and lungs.
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