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  • Director of state toxics agency to step down

    The head of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control is resigning after three years leading the long troubled department. Debbie Raphael, who took over as director of the state agency in 2011, grappled publicly with reforming a department...
  • Air quality district OKs Exide's plan — with misgivings

    Air quality district OKs Exide's plan — with misgivings
    One year after the South Coast Air Quality Management District found that arsenic emissions from a Vernon battery plant posed a cancer risk to more than 100,000 people, the agency has approved Exide Technologies Inc.'s plan to reduce health risks. Exide...
  • Excessive lead emissions detected at Exide plant in Vernon

    Excessive lead emissions detected at Exide plant in Vernon
    A Vernon battery recycler under fire for contaminating nearby homes with lead and threatening the health of more than 100,000 people with its arsenic emissions is in trouble once again for emitting more than the permitted level of lead, according to the...
  • Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting

    Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting
    A Vernon battery recycler may not resume lead smelting until its furnaces can operate in compliance with tough new air district rules on arsenic emissions. The South Coast Air Quality Management District's hearing board ruled Tuesday that Exide...
  • Paramount residents not alone in pollution fight

    Paramount residents not alone in pollution fight
    Soon after starting work at Lincoln Elementary in Paramount nearly five years ago, second-grade teacher Lisa Lappin became alarmed by the number of teachers and students sick from cancer and other illnesses. Pungent, metallic odors sometimes blanketed...
  • L.A. Supervisor Molina proposes 'toxic threat strike team'

    L.A. Supervisor Molina proposes 'toxic threat strike team'
    Decrying the slow response of state agencies to the public health threat posed by a Vernon battery recycler and other polluting facilities, Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina on Wednesday called for the creation of a county “toxic threat...
  • Lead found in soil of homes near Exide plant; health alert issued

    Lead found in soil of homes near Exide plant; health alert issued
    Elevated levels of lead have been found in the soil of homes and a preschool near a battery recycling plant in southeast Los Angeles, prompting officials to issue health precautions and order expanded testing in additional neighborhoods. State toxics...
  • Health warning issued near Exide plant where lead found in soil

    Health warning issued near Exide plant where lead found in soil
    Officials plan to hold a community meeting next week to discuss elevated levels of lead found in soil at homes and a preschool near a battery recycling plant in southeast Los Angeles. The findings have prompted officials to issue health precautions...
  • High lead levels in soil near battery plant prompt health warnings

    Elevated levels of lead have been found in the soil of homes and a preschool near a battery recycling plant in Vernon, prompting officials to issue health warnings and order more testing in adjacent neighborhoods. State toxic waste regulators said the...
  • Driverless cars coming soon to a road near you

    Driverless cars coming soon to a road near you
    Driverless cars sound more like science fiction than practical technology, but the advent of autonomous vehicles may be less than a decade away. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has developed rules on when and how developers can test the...
  • L.A. County to create toxic pollution 'strike team'

    L.A. County to create toxic pollution 'strike team'
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to create a "strike team" that will target facilities that emit toxic pollutants — the first being the Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Vernon. The team of public health officials,...