Monthly Archives: November 2015

EPA Oversight and Superfund Listing Anticipated for North Basin Regional Groundwater Contamination in Orange County

Thu Nov 19th, On Environmental Law, by

The Orange County Water District (“OCWD”) manages and replenishes the Orange County Groundwater Basin. The basin stores Orange County’s largest source of drinking water covering 270 square miles and provides 70% of daily water needs of 2.4 million people. The principal aquifer in the basin is located up to 1500 feet below ground. The deep aquifer in the basin, where water recharges, is up to 3000 feet below ground. The […]

Salmon Farm Impacts To Wild Juvenile Salmonids In The Puget Sound – ESA and Standing Implications

Wed Nov 11th, On Environmental Law, by

On November 4, 2015, the Wild Fish Conservancy on challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Marine Fisheries Service’s 2011 determination that Puget Sound commercial salmon farms are not likely to have any adverse effect on threatened fish including the Chinook salmon and steelhead trout under the Endangered Species Act. In 2012, there was a severe outbreak of an infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus, or IHNV, at commercial salmon farms […]

Don’t Bring Home the Bacon? Processed (and Red) Meats May Soon Require a Prop 65 Warning

Thu Nov 5th, On Environmental Law, by

Last week, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a research division of the World Health Organization, announced that processed meats such as bacon, sausage, ham, and hot dogs cause cancer. Specifically, IARC classified processed meats as “Group 1, Carcinogenic to Humans” relative to colorectal cancer, the same level of carcinogenicity as asbestos and tobacco. This doesn’t mean processed meats are as equally dangerous, just that the strength of […]

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