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EPA Claims Exide Battery Recycling Plant Has Repeatedly Violated Lead Emission Standards

Officials announced Thursday that the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon has emitted risky levels of lead into the air, violating federal limits and endangering nearby residents’ health.

05/22/2014

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Smoke Advisory Issued For Portions Of Riverside, OC Counties

Authorities have issued a smoke advisory for portions of Riverside and Orange counties as winds push smoke into the area from multiple fires burning in San Diego County.

05/17/2014

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Smoke Advisory Issued For OC, Portions Of LA And Riverside Counties

The South Coast Air Quality Management District Friday issued a smoke advisory for all of Orange County and portions of Los Angeles and Riverside counties.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/16/2014

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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SCAQMD Seeks Order To Reduce Toxic Emissions At Newport Beach Metal Finishing Facility

Southland’s air-quality management agency is seeking the order after data showed Hixson Metal Finishing is the source of elevated levels of hexavalent chromium, a known human carcinogen.

04/01/2014

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

Air Quality Officials Sue Vernon Battery Recycling Plant Over ‘Toxic Emissions’

The South Coast Air Quality Management District filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday against Exide Technologies.

01/16/2014

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Oil Field Blamed For Illnesses, Nosebleeds To Be Upgraded

An urban oil field blamed for causing chronic respiratory illnesses and nosebleeds in a South Los Angeles neighborhood will be modified to prevent leaks and decrease pollution.

12/16/2013

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AltCar Expo Rolls Into Santa Monica With Natural Gas Police Pursuit Vehicle

The Ford model is on display at the AltCar Expo in Santa Monica, along with hydrogen fuel cell and electric cars.

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AQMD Approves Restrictions On Fire Rings

The South Coast Air Quality Management District Friday approved a plan to allow fire pits along Southland beaches, although certain restrictions will be in effect.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/12/2013

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Board Of Supervisors Votes To Oppose Proposed Beach Bonfire Ban

A proposed air quality regulation that would prohibit beach bonfires is being opposed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

06/04/2013

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No End In Sight In SoCal Fire Ring Debate

Orange County residents gathered Friday to participate in an ongoing debate about a Southern California tradition—beach bonfires.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/17/2013

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Tests Show SoCal Beach Bonfires Hurt Air Quality

Preliminary testing released Wednesday by regional air quality officials found that smoke from the beach bonfires that dot the Southern California coastline pollutes the air in nearby neighborhoods and on the beaches themselves.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/15/2013

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OC Supervisors Pass Resolution 4-0 Opposing Ban On Beach Fires

The Orange County Board of Supervisors Tuesday passed a symbolic resolution on a proposed ban against fire pits.

CBS Los Angeles–04/23/2013

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2 OC Cities Square Off In Heated Debate Over Potential Fire Pit Ban

Huntington Beach and Newport Beach officials expressed their opposing arguments to the South Coast Air Quality Management District officials in a 9 a.m. meeting.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/28/2013

Mysterious black dust has been blanketing the San Gabriel Valley. (credit: CBS)

What’s The Mysterious Black Dust Blanketing The San Gabriel Valley?

San Gabriel Valley residents have been noticing a mysterious black dust blanketing their neighborhoods for the past two days.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/03/2013

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