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California wildfires: 1,000 firefighters battle to curb blazes as ‘less than third contained’


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Latest: Southern California wildfire is now 33% contained

Latest: Southern California wildfire is now 33% containedThe Los Angeles County Fire Department says the wildfire in the San Fernando Valley is now 33% contained. The department says Saturday night that winds and temperatures have fallen to normal levels after the Santa Ana winds passed through the region. A man went into cardiac arrest and died at the scene of a wildfire that broke out late Thursday.



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Johnson & Johnson 'kept secret' that its Baby Powder contained asbestos 

Johnson & Johnson 'kept secret' that its Baby Powder contained asbestos Johnson & Johnson knew that its talcum powder contained asbestos but failed to tell customers for over three decades, an investigation has found.  Shares in the company plunged  12 per cent following the release of the report by news agency Reuters, wiping £37bn ($ 47bn) off the company's value.  The investigation also found that the pharmaceutical company had employed a range of tactics to shape research into the problem and protect its Baby Powder brand. In one case, the company commissioned and paid for a study, told the researchers their desired results and then hired a ghostwriter to redraft the article presenting the findings. The investigation centres on a cache of documents released by Johnson & Johnson relating to the 11,700 plaintiffs claiming that the company’s talc caused their cancers. The documents show that from at least 1971 to the early 2000s, the company’s raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for small amounts of asbestos, and that company executives, mine managers, scientists, doctors and lawyers fretted over the problem and how to address it while failing to disclose it to regulators or the public. A case in July, in which a judge ordered the company to pay $ 4.69bn in damages to 22 parties, was the first to succeed with a claim that the talc caused ovarian cancer.  Johnson and Johnson said it will appeal the recent verdicts against it and maintains that its talc is safe, adding that the recently divulged court papers show its commitment to ensuring its products are asbestos-free.  has been required to divulge in recent litigation shows the care the company takes to ensure its products are asbestos-free



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Camp Fire Finally 100 Percent Contained After 153K Acres Burned

Camp Fire Finally 100 Percent Contained After 153K Acres BurnedCalifornia’s Camp Fire in Butte County, the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history, is now 100 perfect contained, KRCR News reported. Firefighters had been working to contain the fire for 18 days. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, also known as Cal Fire, reported that the Camp Fire burned 153,336 acres and took 85 lives.



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Camp Fire, California's Deadliest In History, Now 100 Percent Contained

Camp Fire, California's Deadliest In History, Now 100 Percent ContainedThe devastating Camp fire ― a massive blaze that engulfed more than 153,000



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WATCH LIVE: Concord fire 50 percent contained, evacuations ordered

WATCH LIVE: Concord fire 50 percent contained, evacuations orderedA brush fire first reported Friday afternoon is burning in Concord near Ygnacio Valley and Cowell roads, sending huge plumes of smoke into the air.



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Nearly half of Iowa crude oil spill contained, BNSF says

Nearly half of Iowa crude oil spill contained, BNSF says(Reuters) – Workers have contained nearly half of the crude oil spilled near Rock River in northwest Iowa over the weekend following a freight train derailment on Friday, BNSF Railway Co said. About 100,000 gallons had been hemmed off using booms out of the estimated 230,000 gallons spilled, BNSF said in a statement on Saturday. The spill has raised concerns about drinking water downstream.



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Largest Wildfire In California History Now Contained After Month Of Work

Largest Wildfire In California History Now Contained After Month Of WorkCalifornia’s largest wildfire in state history, known as the Thomas Fire, is now 100 percent contained after more than one month of work, officials announced Friday.



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Largest wildfire on record in California finally contained

Largest wildfire on record in California finally containedVENTURA, Calif. (AP) — The largest wildfire on record in California was declared contained on Friday, days after mud on the coastal mountain slopes it scorched crashed down on homes during a storm, killing at least 18 people.



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The Latest: Massive California wildfire half contained

The Latest: Massive California wildfire half containedLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfire (all times local):



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