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FIND OUT IF YOUR SOIL IS CONTAMINATED WITH LEAD WITH soilSHOP and soilSHOP TOOLKIT

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  Community and urban gardening offer numerous benefits. Some gardens and outdoor play areas may have harmful substances like lead in the soil. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) (part of the Center for Disease Control) promotes health education and outreach events called “soilSHOPs” to help people learn if their soil is […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: DTSC conducts more soil tests for lead-tainted elementary schools near Exide smelter

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89.3 KPCC  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO More soil tests for lead-tainted schools near Exide A newly installed chain-link fence surrounds lead-contaminated soil at Lorena Street Elementary School in Boyle Heights. MAYA SUGARMAN/KPCC BY Elizabeth Aguilera August 16, 05:41 PM CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AUDIO FROM THIS STORY – 0:54 Kids returning to school Tuesday at four […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: DTSC reports shows high lead levels at five elementary schools near Exide

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89.3 KPCC – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO High lead levels found at 5 schools near Exide BY Elizabeth Aguilera July 08 2016 CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AUDIO FROM THIS STORY – 4:48 Three-year-old Alejandro Monterroso is in hot pursuit of his 7-year-old sister Emily on a  dusty side yard at Lorena Street Elementary School in […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Removal of Exide’s toxic lead from thousands of homes will be largest cleanup of its kind in California and among the largest nationally

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Exide cleanup: Toxic lead removal could be California’s biggest yet Workers remove topsoil from homes in the 1200 block of South Indiana Street in Boyle Heights that may have been contaminated by lead from an Exide Technologies plant in Vernon.  (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) By TONY BARBOZA The task of removing […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: All released results show lead in soil samples of homes near Exide smelter

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BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA.com) — The state Department of Toxic Substances Control said the yards of 104 homes in a Boyle Heights neighborhood have been tested for lead, and released preliminary results Monday for more than half of those homes. Preliminary results from 62 homes near a battery-recycling facility showed that 12 residences were found to have soil that […]

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EXIDE FAIRFIELD BREAKING NEWS: Latest cleanup to begin of Mill River contaminated by lead from Exide smelter plant that was demolished in 2005

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FAIRFIELD CITIZEN Latest lead cleanup of Mill River ready to launch Genevieve Reilly Published 6:37 am, Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Equipment is in place in the Mill River at the former Exide Battery site in preparation for dredging to begin. Photo: Genevieve Reilly Dredging more than 20,000 cubic yards of lead-contaminated soil from the Mill River […]

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