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  • Exide closing Vernon plant to avoid criminal prosecution

    Exide closing Vernon plant to avoid criminal prosecution
    Battery recycler Exide Technologies will permanently close its Vernon plant and avoid criminal charges under an agreement between the company and the U.S. attorney's office reached Wednesday night. Under the deal, Exide will acknowledge criminal...
  • Columbia Gas corrects erroneous air quality permit claim

    Columbia Gas Transmission LLC erroneously claimed in a March 4 regulatory filing with the federal government that it had received Pennsylvania air quality permits for its expansion of a compressor plant in Forks Township. On Monday, the company filed a...
  • China's silenced Jing

    Millions of Chinese speakers around the world have watched "Under the Dome," the 104-minute documentary about China's air pollution situation. The documentary, self-funded by investigative journalist Chai Jing, was released online Feb. 28 and...
  • Tesla battery swap at Harris Ranch? Not quite

    Tesla battery swap at Harris Ranch? Not quite
    Rumors, news reports and social media posts suggest that Tesla Motors has opened a battery swap facility at its Harris Ranch, Calif., supercharger station. It is said to be capable of replacing the battery in a Model S electric sedan in under three...
  • Health official: Ash likely coming from agricultural burns

    For residents living near the U.S. Highway 441 corridor west of Boynton Beach who may have noticed ash in the area, you're not imagining things. But an official from the Palm Beach County Health Department said there's a natural explanation for the...
  • In China, documentary film on air pollution quickly goes viral

    The hottest movie in China this weekend wasn’t “Fifty Shades of Grey” or Jackie Chan’s latest, “Dragon Blade.” Instead, a pointed and emotional environmental online documentary has swept the country by storm, putting...
  • EPA begins testing air in homes near South Bay Superfund sites

    Nearly 15 years after crews dug up and replaced contaminated soil from Cynthia Medina's frontyard, federal officials have placed dart-sized air quality samplers in her South Bay home. The tests will reveal whether dangerous vapors are seeping inside...
  • Air quality board OKs tighter pollution limits for battery recyclers

    Air quality board OKs tighter pollution limits for battery recyclers
    Air quality officials imposed stricter emissions limits on two Los Angeles County battery recycling plants Friday, attempting to protect surrounding communities from lead pollution released by Exide Technologies in Vernon. The rules, approved on an 11-...
  • Too much pressure in equipment triggered Torrance refinery explosion

    Too much pressure in equipment triggered Torrance refinery explosion
    Too much pressure in a piece of equipment at Torrance's Exxon Mobil refinery resulted in Wednesday's large explosion that sent irritating ash, filled with fiberglass and glass wool, into surrounding neighborhoods. The blast jolted nearby residents...
  • Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change

    Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change
    In Part 3 of our interview with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), we turn to climate change, which is surely the most politically contentious topic under his jurisdiction as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on commerce, justice...
  • Asthma's link to air pollution

    Asthma's link to air pollution
    I want to thank reporter Meredith Cohn ("Poverty, race drive asthma rates more than city living," Feb 5) for informing The Sun's readers about the new Johns Hopkins research that found that asthma is not just an inner city problem and that high levels...