Higher Levels Of Lead Found In Children Living Near Shuttered Exide PlantChildren who live near the former Exide Technologies battery-recycling plant in Vernon have higher levels of lead in their blood than those who live a greater distance away, according to a report released Friday.
Former Exide Worker Dies Of Cancer He Feared Came About From Working At PlantSalvador Andrade always believed in the value of a hard day's work. But Andrade also worried that his years of labor at the Exide battery recycling plant in Boyle Heights took a massive toll on his health.
Health Officials Urge Those Who Live, Work Near Exide Facility To Get Blood Lead TestPublic health officials were urging residents living near Exide’s battery-recycling facility in Vernon to get their blood tested.
Hundreds Of Volunteers Help Homeowners With Exide CleanupHundreds of volunteers were out on Saturday helping homeowners to get their soil tested, as a result of the Exide Battery-Facility contamination.
Garcetti Encourages Residents Near Shuttered Exide Plant To Get Properties Tested For Lead ContaminationA handful of elected officials on Saturday encouraged Boyle Heights residents living near the now-closed Exide battery plant to to sign up to have their properties tested for lead contamination.
Gov. Brown Proposes $176.6M Plan To Expedite Cleanup Around Former Exide PlantGov. Jerry Brown proposed Wednesday spending $176.6 million to expedite and expand the testing and cleanup of homes, schools and parks near the former Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon.
Cleanup Nowhere Near Finished At Exide Battery-Recycling FacilityOn Friday, Los Angeles City Council Member Jose Huizar spoke to Randy Paige about the lack of cleanup that has gone on since our initial report.
Neighbors Of Exide Battery Plant: State Failing To Test, Clean Up Contaminated SoilNeighbors of the shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon showed up in force to a community meeting on Wednesday night to express their outrage with the lack of progress that has been made in cleaning up lead contamination from their homes.
LA County OKs $2M To Speed Up Exide Cleanup EffortLos Angeles County Supervisors approved a $2 million funding request to help speed the cleanup of contaminated soil around the now-closed Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon.
County Supervisor Calls For Immediate Action Regarding Lead Contamination Near Exide FacilityL.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis is calling for immediate action after a CBS2 investigation revealed hazardous waste levels of lead in backyards of homes.
Investigators Confirm Hazardous Waste Findings Near Exide FacilityA small army of environmental investigators from the State Department of Toxic Substances descended on a Boyle Heights community near the former Exide Battery-Recycling Facility in order to investigate the results of the testing we have conducted over the past few days.
Frustrated Residents Still Await Cleanup Outside Exide Battery PlantSix months ago, Terry Cano received disturbing news -- soil samples taken from her yard contained hazardous waste levels of lead in a neighborhood less than two miles from the former Exide Battery Recycling Facility.