Many Who Lived Or Worked Near Exide Battery Plant In Vernon Now Face Cancer, Respiratory IllnessesSeveral people who have lived or worked near the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon are battling illnesses or have recently died from illnesses that have been linked to the contaminants that poured from the plant’s smokestacks.
Only On 2: Head Of Agency Charged With Cleaning Up Homes Contaminated By Exide Battery Plant TalksAnthony Guiterrez, who grew up just a few blocks from Exide, said he was suffering from brain cancer.
Number Of Potentially Contaminated Homes Near Exide Plant Larger Than Originally EstimatedA bombshell was dropped Thursday about the amount of contamination left behind by the Exide battery-recycling facility during a meeting in downtown Los Angeles.
Results From More Soil Sampling Near Now-Closed Exide Plant ReleasedThe results from soil samples taken from homes near the now-defunct Exide Technologies battery-recycling facility in Vernon were released on Wednesday evening.
Exide Recycling Plant Ordered To Close Immediately Under Agreement With US Attorney The embattled Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon will immediately and permanently shut down in exchange for avoiding criminal charges.
Exide Battery Plant In Vernon To Close Permanently, Sources ConfirmA battery recycling plant in Vernon is expected to close down permanently, it was reported Wednesday.
Document Offers Closer Look At Agreement Reached Between Exide, State RegulatorsLead-contaminated soil continues to be removed from the yards of homes near a battery-recycling facility in the wake of an agreement between state regulators and Exide Technologies.
Exide Ordered To Pay Millions For PollutionExide Technologies, which is struggling to reopen its Los Angeles-area battery recycling plant, has agreed to set aside nearly $50 million to meet demands by state regulators.
EPA Claims Exide Battery Recycling Plant Has Repeatedly Violated Lead Emission StandardsOfficials announced Thursday that the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon has emitted risky levels of lead into the air, violating federal limits and endangering nearby residents' health.
Officials Rally At Vernon Recycling Plant Urging Action To Address Chronic PollutersCommunity members and elected officials from across Los Angeles and Riverside held a rally Monday calling for statewide action to address chronic polluters.
LA County Task Force To Recommend Closure Of Vernon Battery Recycling Plant Los Angeles County is creating a task force to recommend ways of closing a battery recycling plant after elevated lead levels were found in the soil at 39 surrounding homes and a school.
State Tests Confirm Lead Contamination In Soil Surrounding Vernon Battery Recycling PlantA study has found lead contamination in the soil surrounding a controversial battery recycling plant in Vernon, according to state regulators.