1 Dead, 1 Injured After Big Rig Hit-And-Run In VernonOne person was killed and another critically injured after a hit-and-run crash involving a big rig and a pickup early Saturday morning in Vernon.
$176.6M Approved For Testing, Cleanup Around Former Exide Plant In VernonGov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday providing $176.6 million in funding for environmental testing and cleanup work in neighborhoods surrounding the now-shuttered Exide Technologies battery-recycling plant in Vernon.
Former Exide Worker Dies Of Cancer He Feared Came About From Working At PlantSalvador Andrade always believed in the value of a hard day's work. But Andrade also worried that his years of labor at the Exide battery recycling plant in Boyle Heights took a massive toll on his health.
Health Officials Urge Those Who Live, Work Near Exide Facility To Get Blood Lead TestPublic health officials were urging residents living near Exide’s battery-recycling facility in Vernon to get their blood tested.
Gov. Brown Proposes $176.6M Plan To Expedite Cleanup Around Former Exide PlantGov. Jerry Brown proposed Wednesday spending $176.6 million to expedite and expand the testing and cleanup of homes, schools and parks near the former Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon.
Cleanup Nowhere Near Finished At Exide Battery-Recycling FacilityOn Friday, Los Angeles City Council Member Jose Huizar spoke to Randy Paige about the lack of cleanup that has gone on since our initial report.
Neighbors Of Exide Battery Plant: State Failing To Test, Clean Up Contaminated SoilNeighbors of the shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon showed up in force to a community meeting on Wednesday night to express their outrage with the lack of progress that has been made in cleaning up lead contamination from their homes.
Many Who Lived Or Worked Near Exide Battery Plant In Vernon Now Face Cancer, Respiratory IllnessesSeveral people who have lived or worked near the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon are battling illnesses or have recently died from illnesses that have been linked to the contaminants that poured from the plant’s smokestacks.
Frustrated Residents Still Await Cleanup Outside Exide Battery PlantSix months ago, Terry Cano received disturbing news -- soil samples taken from her yard contained hazardous waste levels of lead in a neighborhood less than two miles from the former Exide Battery Recycling Facility.
Southland Gets Ready To Say Hi To Hydrox (And Do You Really Have To Ask What A Hydrox Is?)"No, never heard of them," said one woman.
Only On 9: Vernon Mother Says Exide Plant Has Poisoned The Area For ChildrenTerry Cano's home is one of 147 tested in an expanded area that encompasses as many as 2,000 homes surrounding the former Exide battery recycling facility.
State Regulators Face Tough Questions Over Lead Contamination Near Exide Battery PlantConcerns continue to mount over lead contamination near the Exide Technologies battery recycling facility.

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