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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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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