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Only On 9: Vernon Mother Says Exide Plant Has Poisoned The Area For Children

Terry 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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/25/2015

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State Regulators Face Tough Questions Over Lead Contamination Near Exide Battery Plant

Concerns continue to mount over lead contamination near the Exide Technologies battery recycling facility.

07/24/2015

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City Of Vernon Prepares For Population Boom To 200 People

A series of public corruption scandals led to reforms. And next month, an apartment complex will welcome 102 new residents, effectively doubling the population.

06/19/2015

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12 Schools Near Exide Plant To Be Tested For Lead

Are 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.

06/12/2015

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List Of LAUSD Schools Near Exide Plant That Will Be Tested For Lead

These 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.

06/12/2015

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‘Before Motown, There Was John Dolphin:’ Family Of LA Music Legend Keeps Legacy Alive With New Play

To 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.

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Residents Call For Permanent Shutdown Of Exide Plant At AQMD Meeting

Hundreds 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.

03/06/2015

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LA County Official Blasts ‘Secret’ Deal Over Battery Recycling Plant

A 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.

11/12/2014

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Exide Ordered To Pay Millions For Pollution

Exide Technologies, which is struggling to reopen its Los Angeles-area battery recycling plant, has agreed to set aside nearly $50 million to meet demands by state regulators.

11/06/2014

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CBS2 Investigation: Public Documents Show Hazardous Waste From Exide Plant Spilled Onto Highways, Into Storm Drains

Toxic contamination caused by a Vernon battery recycling plant may extend as far as Bakersfield, new documents show.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/14/2014

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High-Speed Pursuit In Vernon Ends In Crash

A high-speed pursuit in the city of Vernon ended in a collision early Monday evening.

09/29/2014

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

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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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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Vernon Trying To Attract More Residents With Energy Efficient Apartment Complex

Vernon, the smallest city in the Golden State, is trying to attract more residents with a 45-unit energy efficient apartment complex called Vernon Village Park.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/25/2014

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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