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EXIDE VERNON: ‘Significant probability” of severe lead contamination in Los Angles County, experts say

Exide lead

“Soil sampling in the area of the Exide plant shows very heavy pollution, 100 times permissible limits in some places,” said Dr. Johnston.  Yet official soil testing has been limited to a circular area 1.7 miles away away from the plant. Dr. Johnston would like testing to extend for 30-40 miles, based on an ENVIRON […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Regulation tightens emission limits for arsenic, other toxins from Exide


While the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is the agency that is supposed to deal with contaminated soil, DTSC is notoriously ineffective and can’t be relied on to protect the East L.A. community. So that leaves SCAQMD to do the work.  We and Communities For A Better Environment have suggested in our comment letters […]

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SCAQMD CALIFORNIA BREAKING NEWS: Agency orders RSR-owned Quemetco lead smelter to perform health risk study after source test shows elevated levels of arsenic emissions


“Quemetco has been held up by the district as how a responsible company is supposed to operate. If they can’t meet the arsenic standards, you have to question whether either of these companies should be allowed to continue to operate,” said David Pettit, a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council. LOS ANGELES TIMES […]

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Frisco residents today should learn from City of Dallas/neighborhood partnerships that closed Dallas’ highly toxic lead smelters

Below is collection of stories from the Dallas Morning News from 1984 to 1990 that chronicle how citizens of  Oak Cliff and West Dallas and the City of Dallas worked together to successfully close Dallas’  three lead smelters, which significantly damaged neighborhoods with lead contamination and poisoning. We also think you will be interested in […]

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