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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 BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles County considers lawsuit against Exide; Supervisor hopes to permanently shutter Exide’s troubled lead smelter

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Exide was named the worst lead polluter in California and the third worst in the nation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “We have been going through the process, we have been respectful,” Molina told EGP. “Ignoring us is not the way to go,” she said about a potential lawsuit. Molina, like many eastside residents, […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approves creation of Task Force aimed at closing Exide lead smelter and identifying other industrial health threats

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LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS Los Angeles County creates task force to battle industrial pollution By Elizabeth Marcellino, City News Service POSTED: 03/11/14, 12:41 PM PDT | LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved the creation of a task force aimed at closing a battery recycling plant in Vernon and identifying other industrial […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: LA County Supervisors join debate about whether Exide plant should continue to operate; directs lawyers to prepare report identifying all available legal, administrative options to prevent toxic emissions from plant; South Coast AQMD orders Exide to report on ways to reduce toxic risk by Sept. 1

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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL EXIDE VERNON FACTS -UPDATED   A report by Exide to the AQMD calculated a maximum individual cancer risk of 156 in a million for those working near the facility, which is located in a largely industrial area. That risk is far above the agency’s public threshold of 10 in […]

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