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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: What we know about largest toxic cleanup in California history: Thousands of L.A. County homes tainted with lead from Exide lead smelter

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LOS ANGELES TIMES What we know about California’s largest toxic cleanup: Thousands of L.A. County homes tainted with lead Glen Van Eekout, an environmental health specialist for the L.A. County health department, collects a soil sample from the front yard of a home in Commerce. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) August 6, 2017, 5:00 […]

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NATIONAL LEAD POISONING PREVENTION WEEK: Coalition of national organizations send call to action to President Obama for U.S. finally to end lead exposure and poisoning for children

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FRIENDS OF THE EARTH Health, environment & children’s groups call for national strategy to end lead poisoning and lead exposure Posted Oct. 24, 2016 / Posted by: Kate Colwell Coalition asks federal agencies to make National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week more than symbolic WASHINGTON, D.C. – A coalition of organizations across the country have sent a call […]

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REUTERS INVESTIGATES – Unsafe at Any Level: Millions of American children missing early lead tests

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This article makes no mention of children living near lead smelters, such as those operated by Exide and RSR Corp. California and Texas, among other states, do not require blood lead level testing of children at the age of one and two years old (see chart below). REUTERS INVESTIGATES: Unsafe at Any Level Millions of […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS – MEDIA ROUNDUP – Analysis finds higher levels of lead in blood of young children living near Exide lead smelter

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89.3 KPCC – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO Analysis finds high blood lead levels near Exide, doesn’t answer why BY Paul Glickman April 08 2016 The former Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon. MAE RYAN/KPCC CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AUDIO FROM THIS STORY – 0:43 secondsYoung children living near the former Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: State not using available blood-test data that could help focus Exide cleanup efforts

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Blood-testing data have guided government responses to lead contamination elsewhere. In Flint, Mich., the state is using maps of children’s blood lead levels to target neighborhoods hardest hit by the city’s lead-contaminated drinking water. But in California, officials have been unable to launch a similar effort. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control said it […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide can’t put together proper closure plan, but absolves itself of blame for California’s largest toxic cleanup and public health threat

STREETSBLOGLA.COM Exide: Can’t Put Together Proper Closure Plan but Absolves Itself of Blame for Massive Public Health Disaster Tuesday, August 25, 2015 by Sahra Sulaiman “I want you to take a good look at me, ” a fragile-looking young man with a curved spine, hunched shoulders, and gangly arms addressed members of the Exide Community Advisory Committee […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Residents express ire about decades of irresponsible oversight from municipal to federal level of violation-ridden Exide lead smelter and slow pace and underestimated scope of cleanup

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“Why am I hearing about a plan to make another plan?” said Terry Gonzalez-Cano, whose Boyle Heights home was tested last year. She said the tests of her yard detected lead levels as high as 1,550 parts per million and that she was still waiting for it to be cleaned up. Clean up the properties […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Blood testing for Exide Vernon neighbors extended for at least 5 years

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A blood test can be requested by calling Los Angeles county at (844) 888-2290.  89.3 KPCC – Southern California Public Radio Blood testing for Exide neighbors extended for at least 5 years Adrian Florido March 17, 07:13 PM A deal struck to force the closure of Exide Technologies’ battery recycling plant in Vernon includes money […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Blood lead testing extended for residents near Exide’s Vernon lead smelter

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EGPNEWS.COM Lead Blood Testing Extended for Residents Near Exide Only 500 people have been tested so far. By Nancy Martinez, EGP Staff Writer Since hearing that elevated levels of lead were found in soil at Salazar Park in unincorporated East Los Angeles, Reina Rodriguez says she rarely takes her 4-year old son there to play. […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: UPDATED – Bankruptcy judge approves Exide and DTSC’s deal; For now*, homes can be tested for lead, County supervisors explore legal options

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CLICK HER TO READ BANKRUPTCY COURT ORDER ALLOWING EXIDE TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENT WITH DTSC LASTREETSBLOG.COM Exide Settlement with DTSC Limits (For Now)* Homes that Can Be Tested for Lead, County Supervisors Explore Legal Options  Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Sahra Sulaiman Good news, good people of Maywood, Boyle Heights, and East L.A. who live within […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Free blood lead screenings underway for east and southeast Los Angeles residents who live within two miles of Exide lead smelter

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The lead emissions at a decades-old lead smelter operated by Exide Technologies Inc., which crushes and recycles used automotive and industrial batteries, are among the highest in the south-central U.S. EGPNEWS.COM Health Officials Urge Southeast Residents to be Tested for Lead Lead can cause health problems in adults and children. By Nancy Martinez, EGP Staff […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles County to begin offering free lead screening April 7 to residents living near Exide lead smelter

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Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of the public health department, encouraged residents to take advantage of the free testing, and he again lashed out at the Exide operation and called for its closure. “Given the history of repeated violations at this facility, it is hard to understand why Exide Technologies has been allowed to continue operation […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Blood lead level tests for residents need work; Value of tests near Exide lead smelter questioned

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THE DAILY TROJAN – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (OPINION COLUMN) Blood tests for Vernon residents need work By Valerie Yu · Daily Trojan Posted Yesterday (Sept. 16, 2013) at 7:48 pm in Columns, Opinion Recently, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services announced its plans to launch a blood test for lead poisoning to settle […]

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NEWS UPDATE: Federal Advisory Committee: “Low level lead exposure harms children”; Recommends CDC lower measurement at which childrens’ blood lead levels are deemed dangerously elevated

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The Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (ACCLPP) voted on Nov. 17, to recommend a significant change in how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention selects the number at which a child’s blood lead level should be considered elevated, and to renew its call for primary prevention. In a unanimous vote on the […]

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