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12 Schools Near Exide Plant To Be Tested For Lead

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.

06/12/2015

This photo featured on the Huntington Park Police Department's Facebook page shows a drill instructor and students taking part in the LEAD program. (Photo courtesy Huntington Park PD/Facebook)

Parents Allege Kids Physically, Verbally Abused By SoCal Police Officers At Boot Camp

Huntington Park and South Gate police are facing allegations from the families of seven children who claim they were physically and verbally abused while attending a San Luis Obispo boot camp.

06/03/2015

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Exide Plant Begins To Remove Lead-Contaminated Soil From Neighboring Homes

A battery-recycling facility in Boyle Heights has started to remove lead-contaminated soil from neighboring homes after results released for 85 of the homes tested indicated the existence of lead.

12/04/2014

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

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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