| Mar 11, 2015
| 10:29 PM
Battery recycler Exide Technologies will permanently close its Vernon plant and will not face criminal charges under an agreement reached Wednesday night with the U.S. attorney’s office.
UPDATE: Exide closing Vernon plant to avoid criminal...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Air quality regulators have reached an agreement with Exide Technologies that would bar its battery recycling plant in Vernon from resuming operations until it installs new controls on arsenic emissions that pose a health risk to surrounding communities....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:31 PM
Air quality officials are giving a battery recycling plant in Vernon another chance to prove it can operate without putting nearby residents at risk.
Despite demands from community groups calling for permanent closure of the Exide Technologies plant,...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Los Angeles County's attempt to test lead levels in the blood of people living near a Vernon battery recycling plant has not drawn enough participants to be of use in measuring the effects of its air pollution, county officials and health experts say....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 8:43 PM
State regulators have greatly expanded the area of homes, schools and parks that will be tested for lead-tainted soil near a troubled battery recycling plant in Vernon.
California toxic waste regulators blame air pollution from the Exide Technologies...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wrote a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday blasting the California Department of Toxic Substances Control for slow progress in testing and cleaning up lead-contaminated soil at dozens of homes near a troubled...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:01 PM
A federal grand jury is investigating Exide Technologies over emissions of harmful pollutants from its Vernon battery recycling plant, according to a financial disclosure filed this week.
Exide on Aug. 8 received a “grand jury subpoena from the...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:39 PM
A federal grand jury is investigating Exide Technologies, the company under scrutiny for emitting high levels of harmful pollutants from its battery recycling plant in Vernon, according to a financial disclosure filed this week.
On Aug. 8, Exide...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:49 PM
Decades of shoddy record-keeping and other administrative failings have prevented California hazardous-waste regulators from collecting nearly $194 million in costs to clean up contaminated sites, state auditors said in a report Thursday.
| Sep 13, 2013
Re "A united front against Exide," Sept. 10
Air-quality officials who warn of the dangers posed by Exide Technologies' battery recycling plant in Vernon caution that, while 250,000 people in nearby communities such as Boyle Heights and Huntington Park...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:40 PM
Elected officials from cities across southeast Los Angeles County pledged Monday evening to marshal their political power to sway regulators to shut down a Vernon battery recycler that residents fear is harming their health because of arsenic and lead...