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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: California State Senate panel to hold hearing Jan. 15 on Department of Toxic Substance Control’s lax oversight of hazardous waste operations such as Exide’s Vernon lead smelter

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A Los Angeles Times investigation published last year found that the agency’s tracking system, required by state law, was so flawed that officials could not account for 174,000 tons of hazardous material shipped for disposal in the last five years. The Times also reported that the agency is often slow to act and ineffectual in […]

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