Are local children playing in school yards contaminated with lead? That is a question that some members of a Boyle Heights community have been asking for nearly two years and they soon may have an answer.
These are a list of schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District located near the Exide Battery Recycling Plant that are expected to be tested for lead.
The results from soil samples taken from homes near the now-defunct Exide Technologies battery-recycling facility in Vernon were released on Wednesday evening.
The embattled Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon will immediately and permanently shut down in exchange for avoiding criminal charges.
A battery recycling plant in Vernon is expected to close down permanently, it was reported Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of California’s most powerful lawmakers is demanding action after documents were uncovered detailing trucks leaving toxic waste on Southern California freeways.
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.
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.
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.
Exide has agreed to pay for 30,000 tests for people who live within a 2-mile radius.
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.