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EXIDE VERNON: Los Angeles Mayor, officials reach out to neighbors of Exide lead smelter concerned about lead contamination

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Residents are encouraged to visit exidecleanup.lacity.org for more information. LOS ANGELES TIMES Officials reach out to neighbors of shuttered battery recycling plant concerned about lead contamination Mayor Eric Garcetti chats with residents in Boyle Heights on Saturday. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times) BY Louis Sahagun A small army of volunteers led by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti went door-to-door Saturday […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: LA County tax assessor says he will review value of properties impacted by lead from Exide smelter weeks after announcing review of Porter Ranch properties

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Property owners with questions about the review can call the assessor’s office at (626) 258-6001. LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS Homes in Exide contamination area could see property tax relief Homes near the Exide Technologies plant in Vernon could see property tax relief, said the county assessor. (2015 photo by Keith Birmingham/Pasadena Star-News)  By City News […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Exide and Quemetco: Comparing the clean up of Los Angeles’ lead smelters

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Natural Resources Defense Council Exide and Quemetco: Comparing the Clean Up of L.A.’s Lead Battery Plants Posted January 12, 2016 The following guest post was written by attorney, Caroline Reiser, who is currently working at NRDC’s Santa Monica office for the Southern California Air Program. Located within 20 miles of each other, Exide Technologies of […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles City Council calls for timeline, increased funds in Exide cleanup

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KPCC – 89.3 FM LA City Council calls for timeline, increased funds in Exide cleanup In this file photo, a sign is posted outside a home as Exide begins to remove lead-polluted soil in Boyle Heights. The City Council called on the state Wednesday to require California’s toxics regulator to create a public timeline and […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Community activists honored for role in Exide cleanup effort

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NBC LOS ANGELES Community Activists Honored for Role in Exide Cleanup Effort By  Jessica Perez A host of elected officials gathered in Boyle Heights to pay tribute to residents and community activists who pushed for a more extensive investigation and cleanup effort in neighborhoods impacted by the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon. Gordon Tokumatsu […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Supervisor Hilda Solis on Exide cleanup funds: ‘Two Americas’ for too long

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LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS Supervisor Hilda Solis on Exide clean-up funds: ‘Two Americas’ for too long The Exide Technologies plant in Vernon, Calif., on Thursday, March 12, 2015.Photo by Keith Birmingham/Pasadena Star-News By Sarah Favot, Los Angeles Daily News POSTED: 02/17/16, 8:25 PM PST | UPDATED: 3 DAYS AGO Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday he wants the state to […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS MEDIA ROUNDUP: Finally, some action from California Gov. Jerry Brown on Exide’s widespread contamination of 10,000 homes, and toxic exposure of 100,000 people

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“After years of silence, Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday asked California state lawmakers to spend nearly $177 million for expedited testing and cleanup of lead contamination in communities around the former Exide plant in Vernon…” From KPCC story below “…And young activists from East Yard Communities from Environmental Justice are not so sure that Brown’s proposal to expedite […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Los Angeles councilman joins calls to speed up toxic cleanup around Exide plant

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LOS ANGELES TIMES L.A. councilman joins calls to speed up toxic cleanup around Exide plant On Friday, community members and activists gather in the backyard of a home east of downtown Los Angeles to mark the shuttering of the Exide Technologies battery plant in nearby Vernon last year. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) BY Emily Alpert […]

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EXIDE VERNON: LA area and state officials call for quicker cleanup of Exide plant contamination

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LOS ANGELES TIMES L.A.-area and state officials call for quicker cleanup of Exide plant contamination Community members and activists gather in a backyard of a home east of downtown Los Angeles to mark the closure of the Exide Tchnologies battery recycling plant on Thursday, Mar. 12, 2015.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) BY Melanie Mason Frustrated […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Exide lead smelter cleanup ‘ignites’ new fears; Decontamination could re-expose residents to lead, say health experts

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EGPNEWS.COM Exide Plant Cleanup ‘Ignites’ New Fears Decontamination could re-expose residents to lead, say health experts. By Nancy Martinez, EGP Staff Writer Restarting the 100-ton kettles to recapture lead at the now shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon could expose residents and workers within a two-mile radius of the facility to a new round […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Almost a year after Exide was shut down, its toxic plant, neighbors are trapped in an environmental nightmare

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Almost a year after Exide shut down its toxic plant, neighbors are trapped in an environmental nightmare Amelia Vallejo talks to L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis about the lead contamination in her yard. Steve Lopez Warmer days are coming soon to the working-class communities east and southeast of downtown Los Angeles, but […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Exide, South Coast Air Quality Management District duel over $100 million lawsuit, Chapter 11 bankruptcy shield

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LAW 360 Exide, Calif. Agency Duel Over $100M Suit, Ch. 11 Shield By Jeff Montgomery Law360, Wilmington (February 2, 2016, 7:09 PM ET) — Battery recycler Exide Technologies Inc. and California air regulators agreed Tuesday to seek a mediator for a dispute over state rights to court action on as much as $100 million in environmental claims […]

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EXIDE VERNON: EGPNEWS Editorial: Another call for leadership and justice in Exide cause

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EGPNEWS.COM Another Call for Leadership and Justice In Exide Cause By EGP Editorial We’re disappointed but not surprised that some of our readers do not agree with our editorial last week in this newspaper criticizing the different standards exhibited by government officials regarding the Porter Ranch gas leak and the Exide contamination. EGP never said […]

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EXIDE VERNON: California Assembly questions actions on Exide

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EGPNEWS.COM Assembly Questions Actions on Exide By Nancy Martinez, EGP Staff Writer Years of public outrage over the Exide Technologies’ contamination of cities and neighborhoods in the east and southeast Los Angeles area finally appears to be getting the attention of state legislators, likely in response to growing accusations that California has a double standard […]

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EXIDE VERNON – LOS ANGELES TIMES EDITORIAL: Why does affluent Porter Ranch get more urgent environmental relief than working-class Boyle Heights

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LOS ANGELES TIMES EDITORIAL Why does affluent Porter Ranch get more urgent environmental relief than working-class Boyle Heights? View of the Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Vernon. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) The Times Editorial Board  Two Los Angeles communities. Two environmental nightmares. Two very different responses from Gov. Jerry Brown. At […]

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EXIDE VERNON: “Help us. Even though Exide is closed, I’m still sick”

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HUFFPOST POLITICS ‘Help Us, Even Though Exide is Closed I’m Still Sick’  01/28/2016 01:28 am ET | Updated Jan 28, 2016 By Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor for First District in Los Angeles County; former U.S. Secretary of Labor from 2009 to 2013. In a powerful, solemn voice, Anthony Gutierrez appealed directly to the Los Angeles County Board of […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Exide, Porter Ranch: A Double Standard

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EGPNEWS.COM Exide, Porter Ranch: A Double Standard Activists say working class Latinos exposed to chemicals also deserve governor’s attention. By Nancy Martinez, EGP Staff Writer The complaints of headaches, bloody noses and asthma by Porter Ranch residents sound all to familiar to eastside activists who’ve spent years fighting their own large scale local environmental health […]

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EXIDE VERNON: How Exide contaminated Los Angeles-area homes for decades

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THE LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Story So Far How a battery recycler contaminated L.A.-area homes for decades CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO Unsettled: Exide | Video by Bethany Mollenkof and Spencer Bakalar. Tony Barboza Residents of southeast L.A. County rejoiced this year at news that a battery recycling plant that had long emitted lead, arsenic and other […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Exide lead contamination cleanup efforts are incomplete in most cases

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KPCC – 89.3 Exide cleanup efforts are incomplete in most cases Elizabeth Aguilera October 28 2015   A sign posted in front one of the first houses in Boyle Heights that had its lead-tainted soil removed. MAYA SUGARMAN/KPCC AUDIO FROM THIS STORY CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AUDIO – 4:48 minutes The state plans to significantly expand […]

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EXIDE VERNON – LOS ANGELES TIMES EDITORIAL: Where’s the urgency in cleaning up the Exide battery plant mess?

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LOS ANGELES TIMES  EDITORIAL Where’s the urgency in cleaning up the Exide battery plant mess? A man waters his new lawn in August after the California Department of Toxic Substances Control replaced the soil. Lead contamination had been found on his Boyle Heights property. (Los Angeles Times) The Times Editorial BoardContact Reporter State environmental regulators […]

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