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 Churchâ€”Hall
3324 Opal Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023Â (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 â€“ but not without a fight!Â We recently announced we would explore all legal and administrative options to shut it down â€“ and now weâ€™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).Â 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.Â 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.Â We will be working with the countyâ€™s Department of Public Health and the stateâ€™s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to raise public awareness about soil testing taking place in this month.Â Blood testing for toxic substances may take place by yearâ€™s end sinceâ€”after just six weeks of exposureâ€”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 onÂ Exide TechnologiesÂ (lead battery recycling facility in Vernon)
Hear the latestÂ updates directly from regulators.
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