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Battery Recycling Plant

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EPA Claims Exide Battery Recycling Plant Has Repeatedly Violated Lead Emission Standards

Officials 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.

05/22/2014

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Officials Rally At Vernon Recycling Plant Urging Action To Address Chronic Polluters

Community members and elected officials from across Los Angeles and Riverside held a rally Monday calling for statewide action to address chronic polluters.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/14/2014

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

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/11/2014

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

State Tests Confirm Lead Contamination In Soil Surrounding Vernon Battery Recycling Plant

A study has found lead contamination in the soil surrounding a controversial battery recycling plant in Vernon, according to state regulators.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/10/2014

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

Air Quality Officials Sue Vernon Battery Recycling Plant Over ‘Toxic Emissions’

The South Coast Air Quality Management District filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday against Exide Technologies.

01/16/2014

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

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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