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Arsenic

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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

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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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Residents Near Vernon Plant May Have Been Exposed To Arsenic

A City Council committee may take legal action over the alleged release of potentially toxic material by a Vernon-based company.

04/05/2013

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Consumer Reports Study Finds High Levels Of Arsenic In Rice Products

A Consumer Reports study found alarming levels of cancer-causing inorganic arsenic in rice products, including infant cereals, rice drinks and brown rice.

09/19/2012

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Arsenic Detected In Many Popular Foods, Beverages

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.

05/02/2012

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LAPD: Coroner’s Official May Have Died From Arsenic Poisoning

Investigators are taking a closer look at the death of 61-year-old Micheal Cormier.

CBS Los Angeles–04/27/2012

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New, Unusual Bacteria Shows Possible Life Beyond Earth

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.

12/02/2010