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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Trash talk and the real dirt on a 'toxic tour' of Los Angeles

    Trash talk and the real dirt on a 'toxic tour' of Los Angeles
    You won't find any homes of the stars on this tour bus as it shuttles rubber-necking sightseers through Los Angeles. You may not even see the Hollywood sign through the haze from the smokestacks, rail yards and refineries along this "toxic tour" through...
  • 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...