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Officials critical of Exide cleanup progress

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles city councilman and a state legislator called out the state for what they said has been an incredibly slow response to the cleanup of contamination at the former Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon. Councilman Jose Huizar, whose district includes the Boyle Heights neighborhood that has been impacted by […]

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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 […]

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Residents sue state department over Exide plant

LOS ANGELES — Several dozen residents who live near the now-closed Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon sued the state Department of Toxic Substance Control Feb. 23 for allegedly not taking enough steps to protect them from water and soil contamination. “Defendants should have known that their failure to use a reasonable degree of care […]