EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: IMPORTANT TOWN HALL MEETING ABOUT EXIDE – Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m. PST, Resurrection Catholic Church, Los Angeles
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Resurrection Catholic Church—Hall
3324 Opal Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023 (Boyle Heights)
GLORIA MOLINA – LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – FIRST DISTRICT
Exploring ‘All Legal and Administrative Options’ to Stop Exide in Vernon
The toxic Exide battery recycling plant has reopened – but not without a fight! We recently announced we would explore all legal and administrative options to shut it down – and now we’re encouraging Southeast residents to attend an important town hall meeting on October 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Resurrection Church (located at 3324 Opal Street, Los Angeles, 90023). This town hall meeting comes on the heels of a September 8 rally at the church organized by Monsignor John Moretta, which was attended by over 100 community members. Southeast civic leaders previously had expressed their concerns about the Exide plant at a June 25 Board of Supervisors meeting. Maywood Councilman Felipe Aguirre, Huntington Park Councilwoman Karina Macias, and Robert Cabrales from Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) all spoke in opposition to reopening the plant. We will be working with the county’s Department of Public Health and the state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to raise public awareness about soil testing taking place in this month. Blood testing for toxic substances may take place by year’s end since—after just six weeks of exposure—residents could test negatively for toxins but still have very serious neurological and other problems. Everyone who signs a consent form will receive results, most likely via mail.
BOYLE HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
Join Us for Town Hall Meeting on Exide – Tuesday, October 8
Join Us for a Town Hall Meeting on Exide Technologies (lead battery recycling facility in Vernon)
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