Arsenic

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Students Attend First Day Of Class Since Arsenic Was Found At Beverly Hills High

Students at Beverly Hills High started their first day of the school for the fall semester Tuesday since arsenic was discovered on campus.

08/11/2015

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Students Return To Beverly Hills High For First Time Since Arsenic Discovery

Classes were underway Tuesday at Beverly Hills High School as part of the campus remained off-limits to students following the discovery of arsenic on the school’s lacrosse field.

08/11/2015

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Lacrosse Field At Beverly Hills High School Closed After Discovery Of Arsenic In Soil

Padlocks secure the lacrosse field at Beverly Hills High School after levels of arsenic were found in the soil.

08/07/2015

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List Of Wines Cited In Lawsuit As Having High Arsenic Levels

The 83 bottles of wine cited in a lawsuit this week as having dangerously high levels of arsenic came from 28 California wineries and were bottled under 31 different brand labels. Some of the labels included several different types of wine, such as merlot, chardonnay, burgundy, rose, etc.

03/20/2015

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Lawsuit Alleges Wineries Failed To Warn Consumers Of Arsenic-Tainted Wine

A proposed class action lawsuit alleges consumers face a serious health threat from dozens of California wineries due to extremely elevated levels of poisonous inorganic arsenic.

03/19/2015

The Exide Technologies plant has been closed since March. (credit: CBS)

Exide Lays Off More Than 100 Employees As Battle Over Emissions Continues

A spokesperson for Exide Technologies said Monday the temporary layoffs would affect 20 salaried workers and 104 hourly employees.

04/21/2014

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Lead Testing Offered For Residents Living, Working Near Vernon Battery Recycling Plant

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.

03/26/2014

The Exide Technologies plant has been closed since March. (credit: CBS)

Toxic Plan For Vernon Battery Plant Approved

The South Coast Air Quality Management District says it approved the plan for Exide Technologies on Wednesday.

03/20/2014

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Local Officials Call For ‘Immediate Accountability’ For Vernon Recycling Plant

Elected officials from several SoCal cities rallied Friday to demand “immediate accountability” for a Vernon battery manufacturer accused of polluting local neighborhoods.

10/11/2013

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Residents Demand Closure Of Vernon Battery Recycling Plant In Heated Town Hall Meeting

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/08/2013

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Calif., Battery Recycler Reach Deal On Emissions

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.

CBS Los Angeles–10/07/2013

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County To Offer Free Blood Testing For Residents Near Vernon Battery Recycler

Residents who live near a Vernon battery recycling plant are being offered free blood testing to detect possible lead poisoning, according to reports.

09/13/2013

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EPA Finds Arsenic In Drinking Water On Coachella Valley Indian Reservation

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.

09/10/2013

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Plant Allowed To Reopen Following Allegedly Unsafe Arsenic Emissions

A battery recycling business in Vernon has reopened after state officials shut it down for allegedly emitting unsafe levels of arsenic.

06/17/2013

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Report: Toxics Regulator Aware Of Recycling Plant Risks For Years

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.

05/30/2013

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