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State officials discuss toxic waste emissions with residents

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Officials from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control addressed a community meeting at Holman United Methodist Church Oct. 22 on how waste emissions from manufacturing plants continue to impact resident’s health and quality of life. For decades, manufacturing plants have been granted permits by the Read More…

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Maps show lead concentration near Exide

VERNON — State environmental regulators March 2 released maps identifying more than 2,000 properties near the former Exide battery recycling plant with elevated lead concentrations in the soil, providing a blueprint for cleanup operations. The interactive maps were based on tests conducted by the Department of Toxic Substances Control at 8,500 properties within 1.7 miles Read More…

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Governor signs bill funding Exide cleanup

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation April 20 providing $176.6 million in funding for environmental testing and cleanup work in neighborhoods surrounding the now-closed Exide Technologies battery-recycling plant in Vernon. “Children should be able to play in yards free from toxics,” Brown said. “With this funding plan, we’re doubling down on efforts to Read More…