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

East LA Residents Demand Testing, Cleanup Near Exide Battery Plant

Hazardous materials workers on Monday began removing lead-contaminated dirt from the yard of a home near the Vernon plant.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/11/2014

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

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

Exide Lays Off More Than 100 Employees As Battle Over Emissions Continues

A spokesperson for Exide Technologies said Monday the temporary layoffs would affect 20 salaried workers and 104 hourly employees.

04/21/2014

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

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

State Tests Confirm Lead Contamination In Soil Surrounding Vernon Battery Recycling Plant

A study has found lead contamination in the soil surrounding a controversial battery recycling plant in Vernon, according to state regulators.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/10/2014

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Calif. Judge Ups Lead Paint Verdict To $1.15B

A California judge has increased by $50 million the amount that paint makers will have to pay into a fund to remove lead paint from homes across the state.

01/08/2014

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Dramatic Radio Recordings Capture Firefighters Battling Blaze At Historic South LA Church

A demolition crew arrived Wednesday to survey the damage after a massive fire at a historic two-story church in South Los Angeles gutted the building and injured two firefighters.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/09/2013

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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Man Gets Prison For Tainted Enhancement Pills

A local man has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for illegally importing thousands of counterfeit male-enhancement pills that contained hazardous lead levels.

CBS Los Angeles–07/22/2013

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California Could Become First State To Ban Lead Bullets

California could become the first state to ban lead ammunition.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/11/2013

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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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Calif. Sues Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s Over Lead Found In Ginger, Plum Candies

California has filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other food retailers, alleging they are selling ginger and plum candies tainted by lead without warning labels required by state law.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/01/2013

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Bill Would Ban The Use Of Lead Ammo Across Calif.

A bill that seeks to ban lead ammunition in California promises to revive a debate between gun groups and environmental advocates.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/11/2013

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