Hundreds of protesters were on hand for a meeting Friday to demand the shutdown of a battery recycling plant blamed for contaminating a Boyle Heights neighborhood with lead.
Investigators wearing bulletproof vests sit in unmarked cars outside a Southern California recycling center, swapping license plate details over two-way radio before dawn. A truck emerges and they follow, hoping to learn where drivers pick up what to many looks like trash but turns out to be treasure: cardboard.
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.
Exclusive: Angry Parents Speak Out After Special Needs Students Made To Dig Through Trash For Recyclables
A group of special needs students and their angry parents spoke out in front of the Jurupa Valley School Board about a “humiliating” first day at school where they were made to dig through the dumpster for recyclables.
The family of a special needs student in Jurupa Valley is furious that his school had him and his classmates rummage through the trash for recyclables.
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.
The blaze erupted at a paper recycling facility in the 14000 block of Marquardt Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday.
DWP Director of Water Operations Martin Adams says the agency has taken a leading role for consolidation in the state.
A spokesperson for Exide Technologies said Monday the temporary layoffs would affect 20 salaried workers and 104 hourly employees.
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.
KCAL9’s Dave Bryan reports local officials are now working on water conservation and recycling projects they hope will receive state funding.
The City of Los Angeles is launching a recycling program for used kitchen oil and grease this weekend.
Sheriff’s homicide detectives Friday were investigating the discovery of a man’s body at a waste processing facility in the city of La Puente.
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.
As the summer fashion season approaches, some retailers are asking shoppers to recycle the old as they make way for the new.