Exide Technologies, the embattled battery recycling plant in Vernon, is on the verge of being shut down.
Elected officials from several SoCal cities rallied Friday to demand “immediate accountability” for a Vernon battery manufacturer accused of polluting local neighborhoods.
Residents who live near a Vernon battery recycling plant are being offered free blood testing to detect possible lead poisoning, according to reports.
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.
A City Council committee may take legal action over the alleged release of potentially toxic material by a Vernon-based company.