Lawsuit Alleges Wineries Failed To Warn Consumers Of Arsenic-Tainted WineA proposed class action lawsuit alleges consumers face a serious health threat from dozens of California wineries due to extremely elevated levels of poisonous inorganic arsenic.
Exide Lays Off More Than 100 Employees As Battle Over Emissions ContinuesA spokesperson for Exide Technologies said Monday the temporary layoffs would affect 20 salaried workers and 104 hourly employees.
Lead Testing Offered For Residents Living, Working Near Vernon Battery Recycling PlantLos 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.
Toxic Plan For Vernon Battery Plant ApprovedThe South Coast Air Quality Management District says it approved the plan for Exide Technologies on Wednesday.
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.
Residents Demand Closure Of Vernon Battery Recycling Plant In Heated Town Hall MeetingResidents 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.
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.
County To Offer Free Blood Testing For Residents Near Vernon Battery RecyclerResidents who live near a Vernon battery recycling plant are being offered free blood testing to detect possible lead poisoning, according to reports.
EPA Finds Arsenic In Drinking Water On Coachella Valley Indian Reservation Federal regulators have ordered a public water system on an American Indian reservation in the Coachella Valley after high levels of arsenic were found in the drinking water, officials said Tuesday.
Plant Allowed To Reopen Following Allegedly Unsafe Arsenic EmissionsA battery recycling business in Vernon has reopened after state officials shut it down for allegedly emitting unsafe levels of arsenic.
Report: Toxics Regulator Aware Of Recycling Plant Risks For YearsA 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.