Bankruptcy Settlement Allows Exide To Abandon Battery Recycling Plant In Vernon, Leaves State With Cleanup BillBankruptcy Judge Christopher Sontchi in Delaware ruled that there was no "imminent" threat posed by Exide's abandonment of the plant, even though the site has led to extensive lead pollution in the air and soil of surrounding neighborhoods.
$176.6M Approved For Testing, Cleanup Around Former Exide Plant In VernonGov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday providing $176.6 million in funding for environmental testing and cleanup work in neighborhoods surrounding the now-shuttered Exide Technologies battery-recycling plant in Vernon.
Gov. Brown Proposes $176.6M Plan To Expedite Cleanup Around Former Exide PlantGov. Jerry Brown proposed Wednesday spending $176.6 million to expedite and expand the testing and cleanup of homes, schools and parks near the former Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon.
Cleanup Nowhere Near Finished At Exide Battery-Recycling FacilityOn Friday, Los Angeles City Council Member Jose Huizar spoke to Randy Paige about the lack of cleanup that has gone on since our initial report.
County Supervisor Calls For Immediate Action Regarding Lead Contamination Near Exide FacilityL.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis is calling for immediate action after a CBS2 investigation revealed hazardous waste levels of lead in backyards of homes.
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.
Lead Contamination Near Exide Plant May Be Worse Than Previously ThoughtLead contamination near the Exide Technologies battery-recycling facility in Vernon could be far worse than previously thought.
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.
Exide Recycling Plant Ordered To Close Immediately Under Agreement With US Attorney The embattled Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon will immediately and permanently shut down in exchange for avoiding criminal charges.
All Released Results Show Lead In Soil Samples Of Homes Near Exide PlantThe state Department of Toxic Substances said the yards of 104 homes in a Boyle Heights neighborhood have been tested for lead.
Exide Ordered To Pay Millions For PollutionExide 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.
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.
Officials Rally At Vernon Recycling Plant Urging Action To Address Chronic PollutersCommunity members and elected officials from across Los Angeles and Riverside held a rally Monday calling for statewide action to address chronic polluters.
Residents Who Live Near Battery Recycling Plant Urged To Sign-Up For Free Blood TestsExide has agreed to pay for 30,000 tests for people who live within a 2-mile radius.