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  • Air quality district sues battery recycler Exide for $40 million

    Air quality district sues battery recycler Exide for $40 million
    Air district officials filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking up to $40 million from a Vernon battery recycler accused of posing a health risk for emitting too much lead and arsenic. The South Coast Air Quality Management District sued Exide Technologies in...
  • Proposed permit law on Vernon battery recycler passes state Senate

    Proposed permit law on Vernon battery recycler passes state Senate
    A proposed law requiring a Vernon battery recycler to get a final permit to operate by 2015 or shut down was approved Thursday morning by the California Senate. The bill by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) targets Exide Technologies, one of the world'...
  • Elected leaders pledge to fight Vernon battery recycler

    Elected leaders pledge to fight Vernon battery recycler
    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...
  • Letters: Environmental justice for minorities

    Letters: Environmental justice for minorities
    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...
  • Exide plant will pay for blood tests for residents

    Exide plant will pay for blood tests for residents
    The headline has been corrected, as noted below. Trying to address worries that a Vernon battery recycler has jeopardized the health of hundreds of thousands of residents in southeast Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health...
  • Value of blood tests near Exide recycling plant questioned

    Value of blood tests near Exide recycling plant questioned
    Los Angeles County's plan to offer blood tests for lead poisoning to hundreds of thousands of people in southeast Los Angeles was greeted as a political victory in working-class communities that have long worried about the health effects of emissions from...
  • L.A. Now Live: Latest on Exide battery recycler, blood testing

    L.A. Now Live: Latest on Exide battery recycler, blood testing
    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will offer free blood testing on a massive scale for lead poisoning to address worries that a Vernon battery recycler has jeopardized the health of hundreds of thousands of residents in southeast Los...
  • Hearing set on Vernon battery recycler accused of unsafe emission

    Hearing set on Vernon battery recycler accused of unsafe emission
    A hearing board for the South Coast Air Quality Management District is set to hold the first of several hearings Saturday on its petition to shut down a Vernon battery recycler accused of endangering hundreds of thousands of people from unsafe arsenic and...
  • Residents urge closure of Exide battery recycling plant

    Residents urge closure of Exide battery recycling plant
    One by one, hour after hour Saturday in a ballroom at Cal State Los Angeles, residents, elected officials and activists from southeast Los Angeles pleaded with an air district hearing board to shut down a Vernon battery recycler accused of endangering...
  • Exide records excess lead emissions, despite cutbacks

    Exide records excess lead emissions, despite cutbacks
    Even after being forced to cut production last month because of high lead emissions, a Vernon battery recycler has continued to violate limits on releases of the potent neurotoxin, regulators said Wednesday. A monitor on the north side of Exide...
  • Crowd voices anger over Vernon battery recycler

    Crowd voices anger over Vernon battery recycler
    The speaker of California's Assembly and two state senators took environmental regulators to task before an angry crowd Tuesday over their failure to regulate a battery recycler in Vernon whose emissions have been deemed a health risk to hundreds of...