A spokesperson for Exide Technologies said Monday the temporary layoffs would affect 20 salaried workers and 104 hourly employees.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials made the announcement on Wednesday in the wake of increased fears over reported arsenic and lead leaks from the Exide Technologies facility.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District says it approved the plan for Exide Technologies on Wednesday.
Elected officials from several SoCal cities rallied Friday to demand “immediate accountability” for a Vernon battery manufacturer accused of polluting local neighborhoods.
Residents at a town hall meeting Tuesday called for the closure of a controversial battery recycling plant that state agencies charge has spread hazardous pollution into the air and groundwater.
State regulators have reached a deal with a Southern California battery recycler accused of releasing toxic air emissions that might have threatened the health of more than 100,000 people.
Residents who live near a Vernon battery recycling plant are being offered free blood testing to detect possible lead poisoning, according to reports.
Federal regulators have ordered a public water system on an American Indian reservation in the Coachella Valley after high levels of arsenic were found in the drinking water, officials said Tuesday.
A battery recycling business in Vernon has reopened after state officials shut it down for allegedly emitting unsafe levels of arsenic.
A consumer advocacy group says new documents show that officials were aware of dangerous arsenic emissions and leaky pipes releasing hazardous waste into the soil before ordering Exide Technologies to suspend operations in April.
A City Council committee may take legal action over the alleged release of potentially toxic material by a Vernon-based company.
A Consumer Reports study found alarming levels of cancer-causing inorganic arsenic in rice products, including infant cereals, rice drinks and brown rice.
Arsenic is a dangerous poison that for decades has frightened people by its name alone, but now the substance is finding its way into popular foods.
Investigators are taking a closer look at the death of 61-year-old Micheal Cormier.
The discovery of a strange bacteria that can use arsenic as one of its nutrients widens the scope for finding new forms of life on Earth and possibly beyond.