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.
City Of Vernon Prepares For Population Boom To 200 PeopleA series of public corruption scandals led to reforms. And next month, an apartment complex will welcome 102 new residents, effectively doubling the population.
12 Schools Near Exide Plant To Be Tested For LeadAre local children playing in school yards contaminated with lead? That is a question that some members of a Boyle Heights community have been asking for nearly two years and they soon may have an answer.
List Of LAUSD Schools Near Exide Plant That Will Be Tested For LeadThese are a list of schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District located near the Exide Battery Recycling Plant that are expected to be tested for lead.
'Before Motown, There Was John Dolphin:' Family Of LA Music Legend Keeps Legacy Alive With New PlayTo L.A. residents, John Dolphin was iconic — the founder of Dolphin's of Hollywood, a name that emerged in defiance during an era of racial segregation and during the infancy of rock 'n' roll.
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.
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.
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