LA County OKs $2M To Speed Up Exide Cleanup EffortLos Angeles County Supervisors approved a $2 million funding request to help speed the cleanup of contaminated soil around the now-closed Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon.
State Officials Bust $14M Can, Bottle Recycling SchemeState recycling officials say they've busted a ring of fraudsters who illegally redeemed $14 million worth of cans and bottles trucked in from Arizona.
Residents Call For Permanent Shutdown Of Exide Plant At AQMD MeetingHundreds 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.
Following The Paper Trail: Authorities Crack Down On Cardboard TheftInvestigators 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.
LA County Official Blasts 'Secret' Deal Over Battery Recycling PlantA 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 RecyclablesA 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.
Family Outraged School Had Students With Special Needs Dig Through Trash For RecyclablesThe 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.
Vernon Recycling Plant Could Reopen With Tougher Pollution StandardsOfficials 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.
Crews Battle 6-Alarm Fire At Santa Fe Springs Recycling FacilityThe blaze erupted at a paper recycling facility in the 14000 block of Marquardt Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday.
DWP Controversy As LA Fountains Continue Running During DroughtDWP Director of Water Operations Martin Adams says the agency has taken a leading role for consolidation in the state.
Exide Lays Off More Than 100 Employees As Battle Over Emissions ContinuesA spokesperson for Exide Technologies said Monday the temporary layoffs would affect 20 salaried workers and 104 hourly employees.
Lead Testing Offered For Residents Living, Working Near Vernon Battery Recycling PlantLos 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.