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Results From More Soil Sampling Near Now-Closed Exide Plant Released

The results from soil samples taken from homes near the now-defunct Exide Technologies battery-recycling facility in Vernon were released on Wednesday evening.

05/06/2015

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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.

03/12/2015

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Exide Battery Plant In Vernon To Close Permanently, Sources Confirm

A battery recycling plant in Vernon is expected to close down permanently, it was reported Wednesday.

03/11/2015

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Residents Call For Permanent Shutdown Of Exide Plant At AQMD Meeting

Hundreds of protesters were on hand for a meeting Friday to demand the shutdown of a battery recycling plant blamed for contaminating a Boyle Heights neighborhood with lead.

03/06/2015

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Document Offers Closer Look At Agreement Reached Between Exide, State Regulators

Lead-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.

02/13/2015

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LA County Official Blasts ‘Secret’ Deal Over Battery Recycling Plant

A Los Angeles County official Wednesday called for legal action against a battery recycling plant in Vernon which authorities say has operated without a permit for decades.

11/12/2014

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

Exide Ordered To Pay Millions For Pollution

Exide 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.

11/06/2014

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Uncovered: Battery Facility Trucks Leaked Toxic Waste On Calif. Roads For 25 Years

One of California’s most powerful lawmakers is demanding action after documents were uncovered detailing trucks leaving toxic waste on Southern California freeways.

11/03/2014

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

CBS2 Investigation: Public Documents Show Hazardous Waste From Exide Plant Spilled Onto Highways, Into Storm Drains

Toxic contamination caused by a Vernon battery recycling plant may extend as far as Bakersfield, new documents show.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/14/2014

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

Vernon Recycling Plant Could Reopen With Tougher Pollution Standards

Officials with a Vernon battery recycling plant have agreed to implement tough new pollution control standards after elevated lead levels were found in the soil at dozens of nearby homes.

07/09/2014

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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

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

Residents Who Live Near Battery Recycling Plant Urged To Sign-Up For Free Blood Tests

Exide has agreed to pay for 30,000 tests for people who live within a 2-mile radius.

04/03/2014

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

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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Exide Plant Under Fire Again Over Health Hazards

Residents demanded answers from Exide Technologies officials Wednesday night at a community forum held to discuss recent results of soil testing that found elevated lead levels in soil near the facility.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/19/2014

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