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Lead Testing Offered For Residents Living, Working Near Vernon Battery Recycling Plant

Los 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.

03/26/2014

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Toxic Plan For Vernon Battery Plant Approved

The South Coast Air Quality Management District says it approved the plan for Exide Technologies on Wednesday.

03/20/2014

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Exide Plant Under Fire Again Over Health Hazards

Residents demanded answers from Exide Technologies officials Wednesday night at a community forum held to discuss recent results of soil testing that found elevated lead levels in soil near the facility.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/19/2014

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LA County Task Force To Recommend Closure Of Vernon Battery Recycling Plant

Los Angeles County is creating a task force to recommend ways of closing a battery recycling plant after elevated lead levels were found in the soil at 39 surrounding homes and a school.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/11/2014

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State Tests Confirm Lead Contamination In Soil Surrounding Vernon Battery Recycling Plant

A study has found lead contamination in the soil surrounding a controversial battery recycling plant in Vernon, according to state regulators.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/10/2014

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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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Local Officials Call For ‘Immediate Accountability’ For Vernon Recycling Plant

Elected officials from several SoCal cities rallied Friday to demand “immediate accountability” for a Vernon battery manufacturer accused of polluting local neighborhoods.

10/11/2013

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Residents Demand Closure Of Vernon Battery Recycling Plant In Heated Town Hall Meeting

Residents at a town hall meeting Tuesday called for the closure of a controversial battery recycling plant that state agencies charge has spread hazardous pollution into the air and groundwater.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/08/2013

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Calif., Battery Recycler Reach Deal On Emissions

State regulators have reached a deal with a Southern California battery recycler accused of releasing toxic air emissions that might have threatened the health of more than 100,000 people.

CBS Los Angeles–10/07/2013

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County To Offer Free Blood Testing For Residents Near Vernon Battery Recycler

Residents who live near a Vernon battery recycling plant are being offered free blood testing to detect possible lead poisoning, according to reports.

09/13/2013

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Report: Toxics Regulator Aware Of Recycling Plant Risks For Years

A consumer advocacy group says new documents show that officials were aware of dangerous arsenic emissions and leaky pipes releasing hazardous waste into the soil before ordering Exide Technologies to suspend operations in April.

05/30/2013

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Residents Near Vernon Plant May Have Been Exposed To Arsenic

A City Council committee may take legal action over the alleged release of potentially toxic material by a Vernon-based company.

04/05/2013

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Driver Remains At Large Following Deadly Hit-And-Run In LA

Authorities Friday continued to search for the driver of an older model Lexus allegedly involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident earlier this week.

12/21/2012

A stubborn fire in Vernon Sunday evening forced evacuations from at least three businesses. (credit: CBS)

Stubborn Fire Forces Evacuations Of 3 Vernon Businesses

A two-alarm blaze that engulfed several businesses in Vernon forced evacuations Sunday evening.

12/09/2012

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Recall: Prepared BBQ Chicken Salads Sold At Trader Joe’s

Federal food safety inspectors say prepared barbecue chicken salads sold at Trader Joe’s are being recalled because they contain diced onions that may be contaminated with the potentially deadly listeria bacteria.

07/28/2012

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