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  • High lead levels have Eastside family living in fear

    High lead levels have Eastside family living in fear
    The first Zoila Meeks heard about a Vernon battery recycler was when workers showed up at her Boyle Heights home last month and asked to dig up her yard to test for lead. They found it, and now Meeks and dozens of other residents in this quiet...
  • Lead worries deepen near Exide plant in Vernon

    Lead worries deepen near Exide plant in Vernon
    The first Zoila Meeks heard about pollution from a Vernon battery recycler was when workers showed up at her Boyle Heights home last month and asked to dig up her yard to test for lead. They found it, and now Meeks and dozens of other residents in...
  • Exide's hazardous waste permit application deficient, California says

    A Vernon battery recycler, under fire for polluting the air with excessive amounts of lead and arsenic, has been given 30 days to correct shortcomings in its application for a permit to handle hazardous waste. A notice issued Tuesday by state regulators...
  • 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...
  • Vernon battery recycler cited by EPA for excessive lead emissions

    Vernon battery recycler cited by EPA for excessive lead emissions
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week accused a beleaguered Vernon battery recycler of repeatedly releasing too much lead into the air in violation of federal law. The Exide Technologies facility violated the federal Clean Air Act's lead...
  • Debate over winter electric costs still simmers

    Debate over winter electric costs still simmers
    The weather finally is heating up, but the controversy over electricity costs associated with last winter's polar vortex still hasn't cooled down. One of the boiling issues is a controversial plan by one of the state's largest competitive electric...
  • State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste

    State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste
    One summer Saturday in the Bay Area city of Richmond, nitric acid leaked from a tank at a metal plating company, forming a toxic cloud that floated over a neighborhood of small houses and stucco apartments. "People were coughing. They were gasping for...
  • State Senate panel to hold hearing on toxic substances regulator

    The state Senate's Environmental Quality Committee has scheduled a hearing on the Department of Toxic Substances Control's oversight of hazardous waste operations in California, officials announced Tuesday. The Jan. 15 hearing in Sacramento will address...
  • Exide recycling plant exceeds lead limits again, officials say

    Exide recycling plant exceeds lead limits again, officials say
    A Vernon battery recycler has once again exceeded South Coast Air Quality Management District lead limits, officials said Thursday. Officials at Exide Technologies, one of the world's leading makers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries, told air...
  • Air quality officials OK strict new rules for battery plant emissions

    Air quality officials OK strict new rules for battery plant emissions
    After an emotional hearing that had residents of southeast Los Angeles County talking about family members who have died of cancer, air quality officials voted unanimously Friday to adopt strict new rules on emissions of arsenic, benzene and other toxic...
  • State toxics department seeks $4.5-million increase in funding

    State toxics department seeks $4.5-million increase in funding
    SACRAMENTO—The head of the state toxics department told a state Senate hearing Wednesday that she is working hard to correct the agency's problems regulating hazardous waste and is seeking increased funding and other changes to beef up key areas....