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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

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

Embattled Battery Recycling Plant Is Close To Being Shut Down

Exide Technologies, the embattled battery recycling plant in Vernon, is on the verge of being shut down.

10/25/2013

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Local Officials Call For ‘Immediate Accountability’ For Vernon Recycling Plant

Elected officials from several SoCal cities rallied Friday to demand “immediate accountability” for a Vernon battery manufacturer accused of polluting local neighborhoods.

10/11/2013

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

County To Offer Free Blood Testing For Residents Near Vernon Battery Recycler

Residents who live near a Vernon battery recycling plant are being offered free blood testing to detect possible lead poisoning, according to reports.

09/13/2013

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Report: Toxics Regulator Aware Of Recycling Plant Risks For Years

A consumer advocacy group says new documents show that officials were aware of dangerous arsenic emissions and leaky pipes releasing hazardous waste into the soil before ordering Exide Technologies to suspend operations in April.

05/30/2013

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Residents Near Vernon Plant May Have Been Exposed To Arsenic

A City Council committee may take legal action over the alleged release of potentially toxic material by a Vernon-based company.

04/05/2013

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