Residents Call For Permanent Shutdown Of Exide Plant At AQMD MeetingHundreds 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.
LA County Official Blasts 'Secret' Deal Over Battery Recycling PlantA 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.
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.
CBS2 Investigation: Public Documents Show Hazardous Waste From Exide Plant Spilled Onto Highways, Into Storm DrainsToxic contamination caused by a Vernon battery recycling plant may extend as far as Bakersfield, new documents show.
High-Speed Pursuit In Vernon Ends In CrashA high-speed pursuit in the city of Vernon ended in a collision early Monday evening.
Vernon Recycling Plant Could Reopen With Tougher Pollution StandardsOfficials 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.
EPA Claims Exide Battery Recycling Plant Has Repeatedly Violated Lead Emission StandardsOfficials 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.
Vernon Trying To Attract More Residents With Energy Efficient Apartment ComplexVernon, 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.
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.
Exide Plant Under Fire Again Over Health HazardsResidents 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.
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.
State Tests Confirm Lead Contamination In Soil Surrounding Vernon Battery Recycling PlantA study has found lead contamination in the soil surrounding a controversial battery recycling plant in Vernon, according to state regulators.
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.