| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:34 PM
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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:44 PM
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...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 7:19 PM
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...
| Dec 15, 2013
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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:40 PM
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...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:51 PM
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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 7:21 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:40 PM
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...
| Sep 13, 2013
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...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:33 AM
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...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:31 PM
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...