A spokesperson for Exide Technologies said Monday the temporary layoffs would affect 20 salaried workers and 104 hourly employees.
Community members and elected officials from across Los Angeles and Riverside held a rally Monday calling for statewide action to address chronic polluters.
Exide has agreed to pay for 30,000 tests for people who live within a 2-mile radius.
A study has found lead contamination in the soil surrounding a controversial battery recycling plant in Vernon, according to state regulators.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday against Exide Technologies.
Exide Technologies, the embattled battery recycling plant in Vernon, is on the verge of being shut down.
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.
A battery recycling business in Vernon has reopened after state officials shut it down for allegedly emitting unsafe levels of arsenic.