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(EnviroNews California) — Stockton, California — As the festering water crisis in Stockton, California continues to unfurl, legendary groundwater defender and celebrity activist Erin Brockovich arrived on the scene February 1, 2016, to add her voice to the many outraged voices from the community, already calling foul. Traveling…

(EnviroNews California) — Stockton, CA — At a packed and emotionally charged town-hall meeting on Feb 1, 2016, in Stockton, California, celebrated environmental activist and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich addressed a crowd of over 1,200 people concerning the city’s festering water crisis. After failing a compliance test for…

(EnviroNews California) — Cobb, California — The devastation is heart-wrenching — the destruction, jaw-dropping. These were the emotions I was experiencing as local EnviroNews California rolled through the rubbled, smoldering, evacuation zone inside Northern California’s raging “Valley Fire.” Seasoned veteran firefighters from Cal Fire, who’ve been fighting fires…

(EnviroNews California) – The infamous accident at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island power facility is typically the first meltdown that comes to mind when people think about nuclear disasters in America. While journalists and editors at CNN have reported it was the worst nuclear meltdown ever in the United…

  While CNN calls Three Mile Island the worst nuclear disaster on American soil, the news agency completely overlooks the Santa Susana Field Laboratory meltdown in 1959 — a meltdown that occurred without a containment structure in place. No one knows how much radiation was released, because the…

The ocean waters around the Farallon Islands served as a nuclear waste dumping ground from 1948 until 1970. Just 30 miles from San Francisco, the Atomic Energy Commission threw almost 50,000 barrels of waste into the Pacific Ocean, along with other radioactive waste — such as the USS…

  The Salton Sea was created when irrigation routes were mishandled and allowed to run into the Salton Sink in southeastern California from 1905 to 1907. The inland sea has no outlet and is fed by agricultural runoff. The resulting high salinity is responsible for the deaths of…

  While our own EnviroNews USA Editor-in-Chief, in an off-the-cuff interview with Erin Brockovich, referred to the little-known and largely forgotten Lakeview Gusher Number One as probably the third or fourth largest oil spill in history, National Geographic gives it a different distinction: They crown it as the…

  This refinery has had two recent incidents, which should make anyone question the quest for petroleum over the health of people. In 1999, the refinery had an explosion and fire that sent more than 1,200 Richmond residents to the hospital. In 2012, history repeated itself as a…

The Chevron Refinery at El Segundo was fined $2.25 million for releasing about 4.5 million gallons of jet fuel into an aquifer that is not used for drinking water during the course of about a year from 1998 to early 1999. Rather than seeking forgiveness, company representatives expressed…