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Entries Tagged as 'chromium-six'

My latest with the L.A. Times – “Chromium 6 Suspected at Disney”

September 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

Air conditioning system in Burbank may be a source of water contamination. August 22, 2012 By RICHARD VERRIER AND CHIP JACOBS Federal and state regulators are investigating whether a vintage air conditioning system at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank played a role in contaminating groundwater with chromium 6, a cancer-causing heavy metal widely used in […]

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Tags: AQMD · Chip Jacobs · chromium-six · Clean Air Act · environmental policy · EPA · groundwater pollution · Hollywood · Uncategorized

Holiday Season first annual point – counterpoint babble

December 20th, 2011 · No Comments

* POINT: The Ontario International Airport is worse than Los Angeles City Hall’s red-haired stepchild. It’s more akin to the deserted, forlorn cousin promised housing in a garden shed. Glad folks are just learning this. – From the L.A. Times: “After three decades of steady growth and earning a Forbes magazine nod as one of […]

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Tags: Aiport battles · AQMD · chromium-six · Clean Air Act · Dirty environmental deals · EPA · General asssignment issues · groundwater pollution · L.A. City Council · Outrageous Legends · paralysis · Smogtown · Smogtown book · Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler

Save the EPA from Republican bomb-throwers with a Smogtown Op-Ed in the NY Times, and other green news

August 25th, 2011 · No Comments

* A snippet from my editorial in today’s New York Times “Room for Debate” online roudtable about whether Republican presidential candidates calling for the EPA’s dissolution have a point or are just giving red-meat to a fatigued, job-hungry people: ” … In national politics, California may be seen as Exhibit A for over-regulating the environment. […]

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Tags: California · Chip news · chromium-six · environment · environmental policy · global warming · groundwater pollution · Nixon · Smogtown · Smogtown book · Uncategorized

Chromium-6: the threat that won’t nicely evaporate from our land and water and go quietly into the night.

March 14th, 2011 · No Comments

In fact, just the opposite seems to be happening. Though first spot-lighted as a deadly threat to human health in the early 1990s with Erin Brockovich’s crusading in the area north of Los Angeles, and then reinforced with word that the slimy, green chemical produced in manufacturing from everything from military aircraft to chrome plating […]

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Tags: Chip Jacobs · chromium-six · environment · environmental policy · groundwater pollution