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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

Lead contamination testing Vernon Exide

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


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: Why does it take KCBS to do top toxics regulator’s job?

Exide Contamination Boyle Heights

CAPITOL WATCHDOG Why Does It Take KCBS To Do Top Toxics Regulator’s Job? Submitted by Liza Tucker on Thu, 10/15/2015 – 12:11 UPDATE: 12 hours after we posted this blog, top DTSC and Los Angeles County Environmental Health Department inspectors descended on a home where a toddler lives near the now-shuttered Exide lead battery recycler […]

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EXIDE BREAKING NEWS: CBS2/KCAL investigation forces DTSC investigators to confirm much-worse-than-previously thought hazardous-waste level of lead contamination from Exide’s lead smelter found in Boyle Heights backyards where children play, in front yards of homes, along sidewalks and in the storm channel that leads to the Los Angeles River; Very high levels of contamination threatens health of children and adults in the area

Boyle Heights Exide lead contamination

Los Angeles County Director of Environmental Health Angelo Bellomo says that if the State doesn’t notify the residents of the dangers in the estimated 10,000 homes, then the County will. State and County investigators today said that the contamination CBS2/KCAL9 found requires, “immediate action”. The real question is, how many more days will the children […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: CBS Los Angeles investigation: Public documents show hazardous waste from Exide Vernon lead smelter repeatedly spilled onto highways and into storm drains that feed Los Angeles River

In a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Exide states the company is under criminal investigation by a federal grand jury investigating potential criminal violations in its transportation of hazardous waste and air emissions. CBS LOS ANGELES CBS2 Investigation: Public Documents Show Hazardous Waste From Exide Plant Spilled Onto Highways, Into Storm Drains […]

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Exide No. 1 Toxic Polluter

FROM SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT WEBSITE March 28, 2014 NEW Additional Notices of Violation have been issued to Exide. A total of 3 Notices of Violation have been issued – one for each day the 30-day rolling average ambient lead concentration at the “North East” monitor exceeded 0.15  micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3) (March […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: DTSC issues Exide urgent emergency cleanup order because of at or near hazardous levels of toxic metals concentrations found in soil and dust samples; Concerns about rains washing toxins into Los Angeles River set Jan. 31 as deadline cleanup must be completed


“DTSC considers the elevated concentrations of lead and other contaminants … an immediate threat to human health and the environment (i.e. the Los Angeles River),” regulators wrote to Exide, one of the world’s largest battery recyclers. Agency officials also noted in a separate memo earlier this month that “lead…and arsenic was detected in several locations […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Protestors from throughout Los Angeles demand shutdown of Exide lead smelter


ABC 7 – LOS ANGELES Protesters demand shutdown of Exide plant Friday, October 11, 2013 By Q McCray VERNON, Calif. (KABC) – There’s a growing effort in and around the city of Vernon to shut down the Exide battery recycling plant due to dangerous chemicals being released into the air. Protesters from all over Los Angeles gathered […]

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