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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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EXIDE VERNON: Residents in ‘limbo’ as regulators delay cleaning any lead-tainted homes near Exide smelter

Exide East LA Residents Demand Cleanup

Adding to residents’ anxiety are new records from the toxic substances department that indicate hundreds of homes with high lead contamination levels might not be cleaned after the state spends $176.6 million set aside by lawmakers for soil testing and remediation of properties near the plant. That pot of money will allow the state to remove lead from about 2,500 […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Regulators want to clean about 50 lead-tainted homes a week in Vernon

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The executive summary of the environmental impact report is here. The nearly 1,200-page report is published in two sections; volume one is here, and volume two is here. 89.3 KPCC – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO Regulators want to clean about 50 lead-tainted homes a week in Vernon Exide agreed to shut down in 2015 to […]

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EXIDE VERNON: State testing more schools, parks and day-care centers for lead danger from Exide’s closed smelter

Exide Lead Testing California

Soil sampling records show the vast majority of homes tested so far near Exide have lead levels above the state standard of 80 parts per million. Many properties exceed the federal standard of 400 ppm considered hazardous in bare soil where children play. And some have readings well above the hazardous waste level of 1,000 ppm. […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Insurance company asks federal judge to declare it does not have to pay out full limits of its policy to cover deal Exide executives made as part of reorganization plan with plaintiffs suing company over contamination at its Vernon lead smelter; Allied World National Assurance claims contract required Exide’s executives to present any proposed settlements to insurer for review and approval first before entering into any agreements

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“Neither Exide nor any insured person sought or obtained Allied World’s written consent to enter into the Vernon tort claims term sheet,” Allied World said. “The insured persons, therefore, offered to settle and/or entered into a settlement agreement without Allied World’s prior written consent.” The Vernon tort claim term sheet sets out conditions for a […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Scant accountability for decades among public officials (from municipal, regional, state to federal level) for Exide lead contamination of at least 10,000 homes near smelter

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LOS ANGELES TIMES For public officials, accountability for Exide lead contamination has been scant California regulators allowed the Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Vernon to operate for decades without a full permit. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times) BY Tony Barboza California officials have talked tough about the contamination of up to 10,000 homes with […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Nearly every property tested so far in neighborhoods near Exide lead smelter is contaminated and will need cleanup; More than 99% of 1,000 homes tested to date by State and Los Angeles County have high levels of lead contamination

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89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio Exide: Nearly every property tested so far will need cleanup Elizabeth Aguilera March 22, 07:00 AM Members of the L.A. County Department of Public Health conduct soil tests in Commerce looking for lead contaminants left by the former Exide lead battery recycling plant in nearby Vernon. ELIZABETH AGUILERA/KPCC CLICK HERE […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Not just in Flint, environmental contamination in Los Angeles neighborhoods because of poor regulatory oversight at all levels of admitted corporate criminal behavior by Exide in operations of Vernon lead smelter

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89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio Environmental contamination in LA by Deepa Fernandes | Take Two March 04 2016 Exide begins to remove lead-polluted soil on Monday morning at a house on the 1200 block of La Puerta Street in Boyle Heights.MAYA SUGARMAN/KPCC Listen to this story 8 MIN 13 SEC by clicking here Here in Southern California, we’ve […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: LA health officials urge residents who live near Exide lead smelter to get blood tested for lead levels; Free tests offered to residents living within 3-mile radius of lead plant on March 19

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Anyone who lives or works within a three-mile radius of the Vernon site can have one done. The free tests will be offered at the Benjamin Franklin Branch Library on 1st Street Saturday, March 19. CBS LOS ANGELES Health Officials Urge Those Who Live, Work Near Exide Facility To Get Blood Lead Test March 14, 2016 […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s action on Exide lead contamination cleanup comes too late for some; Community groups to hold their own “Get The Lead Out” event to register homes for soil testing on March 19

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EYCEJ and other community groups will be leading their own “Get the Lead Out” event Saturday, March 19 to register homes for soil testing. THE LAist Mayor Garcetti’s Action On Exide Cleanup Comes Late for Some BY MIGUEL CONTRERAS IN NEWS ON MAR 14, 2016 3:40 PM  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis were pounding the […]

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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: 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

Exide Lead Cleanup

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: 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: 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 BREAKING NEWS: “How much are these Brown lives worth?”: Latino community says Exide’s violation-ridden lead smelter poisoned them

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“The fact that [Exide] was allowed to operate for so long in violation of basic environmental standards definitely makes it a poster child of environmental injustice,” said Rachel Morello-Frosch, a public health professor at the University of California, Berkeley. THE DAILY BEAST SICKENING ‘How Much Are These Brown Lives Worth?’: Latino Community Says Lead Battery Recycling […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: PUBLIC COMMENTS ACCEPTED THROUGH SEPT. 24 — Proposal for closing contaminated lead smelter’s landfill is key step in Frisco’s cleanup plans with Exide

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The proposed final closure plan for the landfill is available on Exide’s website at exidefriscoclosure.com. Public comments will be accepted through Sept. 24. DALLAS MORNING NEWS Landfill proposal a key step in Exide cleanup plan  G.J. McCarthy/Staff Photographer Aerial photograph shows abandoned structures on the former site of Exide Technologies in Frisco. By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Follow @vlwigg vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com […]

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