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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 sets up strike team targeting toxic polluters, Exide

    L.A. County sets up strike team targeting toxic polluters, Exide
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to create a county "strike team" that will target facilities that emit toxic pollutants — the first being the Exide Technologies battery-recycling plant in Vernon. The team of┬ácounty public-health...
  • 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,...
  • 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...