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In This Issue

Jun 02, 2016 06:52 pm |

LA Harbor Residents File Legal Petition Against EPA! Failure to Disclose True Blast Radius From Explosive Site!

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The petition contends that the recent accidents and leaks from a mounting number of antiquated hazardous sites such as the Exxon-Mobile refinery, West Texas Fertilizer Co., and So. Cal Gas Co. in Porter Ranch, have underscored the regulatory deficiencies in the protection of public safety. Another vivid example of this has been endured for decades at ...

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Jun 02, 2016 06:38 pm |

Grid operator warns heat wave could leave millions in the dark

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From staff and wire reports
California generally has enough electricity on tap to keep air conditioners humming this summer, but a heat wave could leave millions of Southern Californians without power in the aftermath of a huge natural gas-well blowout in the San Fernando Valley, the state’s power-grid operator warned Wednesday.
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Jun 02, 2016 06:34 pm |

State quake alert system could be operating by 2018

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By The Associated Press
California Gov. Jerry Brown will seek state funds to help establish a system that issues alerts that an earthquake is occurring — with an eye on rolling out a limited system by 2018, a newspaper reported Monday.
The governor will ask the Legislature to allocate $10 million toward the ...

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Jun 02, 2016 06:27 pm |

Natural Disasters Already Cost $40 Billion A Year. It Could Get A Lot Worse

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As climate change makes natural disasters worse, countries are struggling to cope.

The combination of climate change, population growth and urbanization has put an unprecedented number of people in the path of destructive weather events over the last 30 years, according to a report released on Monday by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster ...

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Jun 02, 2016 06:14 pm |

The Plan to Avert Our Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse

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A new report estimates that by 2050, drug-resistant infections will kill one person every three seconds, unless the world’s governments take drastic steps now.

Under instructions from U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, economist Jim O’Neill has spent the last two years looking into the problem of drug-resistant infections—bacteria and other microbes that have become impervious ...

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May 17, 2016 12:28 pm |

Pipeline company indicted in Santa Barbara County oil spill

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NOTE: LA Harbor Area citizens, this is the same company that owns the Rancho LPG tanks on Gaffey. A disaster in the making!

By Doug Smith, Brittny Mejia and Javier Panzar
A grand jury has indicted an oil pipeline company and one of its employees on criminal charges related to a massive oil spill ...

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