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July 28, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE and RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writers
A White House policy council, reacting to pleas from the food industry, decided Wednesday to consider whether the federal government should nullify the authority of California's Proposition 65 to require consumer warnings on food products.
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June 2, 1995 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Congress moving toward a major rewrite of laws governing the purity of the nation's drinking water, two environmental groups on Thursday released studies showing that nearly half of the nation's drinking water systems have exposed consumers to sickening contaminants such as lead, pesticides and the parasite cryptosporidium. "Contaminated water has become commonplace in America," said Richard Wiles, president of the Environmental Working Group and co-author of a study titled "In the Drink."
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October 22, 1990 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
The methods used to monitor the nation's drinking water are coming under increasing fire from scientists less than three months before new monitoring techniques are scheduled to go into effect.
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October 22, 1990 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
The methods used to monitor the nation's drinking water are coming under increasing fire from scientists less than three months before new monitoring techniques are scheduled to go into effect.
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June 2, 1995 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Congress moving toward a major rewrite of laws governing the purity of the nation's drinking water, two environmental groups on Thursday released studies showing that nearly half of the nation's drinking water systems have exposed consumers to sickening contaminants such as lead, pesticides and the parasite cryptosporidium. "Contaminated water has become commonplace in America," said Richard Wiles, president of the Environmental Working Group and co-author of a study titled "In the Drink."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1994 | E.J. GONG JR.
An environmental group has accused huge battery-maker Delco Remy of failing to sufficiently inform the public about hazardous lead emissions at its Anaheim factory. California Earth Corps filed a lawsuit last week in Orange County Superior Court alleging that the Delco division of General Motors, which uses lead to make automotive batteries, has violated the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1987
During the first 3 1/2 months of this year, the county Department of Health Services recorded 216 sewage spills--ranging in volume from 100 gallons up to 20 million gallons--within the San Diego city limits. One week (Feb. 4-10), 34 spills were reported. Under Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, county officials are required to report every sewage discharge believed to be a threat to the public health or safety.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1990
Toxic chemicals discharged into our drinking-water supplies are a serious problem. Four years ago voters approved Proposition 65, which imposed stringent regulations on the release of substances believed to cause cancer or birth defects. There was one hitch, though: The new rules only applied to the private sector--not to public agencies.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO --  Brett Schoenhals thought he was following the law by putting one of California's all-too-familiar warnings in the bar of his Coffee Table restaurant in Eagle Rock. Soon after he posted the sign, “This facility contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm,” Schoenhals got a letter from a lawyer saying he was representing an irate patron who wanted to see more warnings. Invoking the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, or Proposition 65, the lawyer threatened a lawsuit.
BUSINESS
July 16, 2010 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
The nation's largest artificial turf supplier and manufacturer have agreed to eliminate nearly all lead from their products as part of an agreement to settle charges that they violated California's Proposition 65 law by not including warning labels, state officials said Friday. Beaulieu Group and FieldTurf USA Inc., both based in Georgia, had been charged with the violation in 2008 by the California attorney general, Los Angeles city attorney and the Solano County district attorney.
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July 28, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE and RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writers
A White House policy council, reacting to pleas from the food industry, decided Wednesday to consider whether the federal government should nullify the authority of California's Proposition 65 to require consumer warnings on food products.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1986
Arizona, once known as a bastion of conservatism, has had one of the nation's most progressive ground water management laws since 1980. Now, the state is pioneering again. The Legislature has passed, and Gov. Bruce Babbitt signed this week, a far-reaching measure to protect well water from contamination by pesticides, industrial chemicals and other toxics. The new law recognizes the importance of ground water supplies as the major source of drinking water for the growing state.
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June 14, 1988 | RICHARD BEENE, Times Staff Writer
State health authorities have shut down a well that supplied drinking water to a small area of north Orange County after finding it contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical, officials said Monday. Bob Merryman, director of environmental health for the Orange County Health Care Agency, said the state Department of Health Services ordered the well closed after tests showed that the water supply contained high levels of perchloroethylene, or PCE.
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