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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.

08/18/2014

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Family Outraged School Had Students With Special Needs Dig Through Trash 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.

08/13/2014

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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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Crews Battle 6-Alarm Fire At Santa Fe Springs Recycling Facility

The blaze erupted at a paper recycling facility in the 14000 block of Marquardt Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/29/2014

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DWP Controversy As LA Fountains Continue Running During Drought

DWP Director of Water Operations Martin Adams says the agency has taken a leading role for consolidation in the state.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/01/2014

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

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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

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LACDPW Seeks Grants For Water Conservation Projects In Drought Stricken SoCal

KCAL9’s Dave Bryan reports local officials are now working on water conservation and recycling projects they hope will receive state funding.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/03/2014

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LA Kicks Off Recyling Program For Used Cooking Oil, Grease

The City of Los Angeles is launching a recycling program for used kitchen oil and grease this weekend.

11/28/2013

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Man’s Body Found At La Puente Waste Facility

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.

07/12/2013

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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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Recycling Old Clothing Lets Shoppers Go Green, Save Green

As the summer fashion season approaches, some retailers are asking shoppers to recycle the old as they make way for the new.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/20/2013

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Person Of Interest Sought In Fire At OC Recycling Plant

Police sought the public’s help Wednesday in identifying a person of interest in connection with a recent three-alarm fire at an Anaheim recycling center.

04/24/2013

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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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Buena Park Man, 35, Accused Of Attempted Theft Of Copper Wiring

Irvine police have arrested a 35-year-old Buena Park man they accuse of attempted grand theft of copper wiring.

11/21/2012

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