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  • Vernon battery recycler is allowed to reopen, with conditions

    Vernon battery recycler is allowed to reopen, with conditions
    Air quality officials are giving a battery recycling plant in Vernon another chance to prove it can operate without putting nearby residents at risk. Despite demands from community groups calling for permanent closure of the Exide Technologies plant,...
  • Regulators propose agreement to limit pollution from Exide plant

    Regulators propose agreement to limit pollution from Exide plant
    Air quality regulators have reached an agreement with Exide Technologies that would bar its battery recycling plant in Vernon from resuming operations until it installs new controls onĀ arsenic emissions that pose a health risk to surrounding communities....
  • Exide's hazardous waste permit application deficient, California says

    A Vernon battery recycler, under fire for polluting the air with excessive amounts of lead and arsenic, has been given 30 days to correct shortcomings in its application for a permit to handle hazardous waste. A notice issued Tuesday by state regulators...
  • Debate over winter electric costs still simmers

    The weather finally is heating up, but the controversy over electricity costs associated with last winter's polar vortex still hasn't cooled down. One of the boiling issues is a controversial plan by one of the state's largest competitive electric...
  • Director of state toxics agency to step down

    Director of state toxics agency to step down
    The head of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control is resigning after three years leading the long troubled department. Debbie Raphael, who took over as director of the state agency in 2011, grappled publicly with reforming a department...
  • Vernon battery recycler cited by EPA for excessive lead emissions

    Vernon battery recycler cited by EPA for excessive lead emissions
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week accused a beleaguered Vernon battery recycler of repeatedly releasing too much lead into the air in violation of federal law. The Exide Technologies facility violated the federal Clean Air Act's lead...
  • Angry residents confront state officials over Exide plant

    Angry residents confront state officials over Exide plant
    Furious residents confronted state officials at a community meeting Wednesday night to discuss the high levels of lead found in the backyards of homes near a Vernon battery recycling plant. "We've been hearing the same junk over and over and over," said...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss high levels of lead found near Exide plant

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss high levels of lead found near Exide plant
    Join Times staff writer Jessica Garrison for an L.A. Now Live discussion at 12:30 p.m. on the high levels of lead found in the backyards of homes near a Vernon battery recycling plant. Last week, state officials announced that soil testing revealed...
  • Air quality district OKs Exide's plan — with misgivings

    Air quality district OKs Exide's plan — with misgivings
    One year after the South Coast Air Quality Management District found that arsenic emissions from a Vernon battery plant posed a cancer risk to more than 100,000 people, the agency has approved Exide Technologies Inc.'s plan to reduce health risks. Exide...
  • Excessive lead emissions detected at Exide plant in Vernon

    Excessive lead emissions detected at Exide plant in Vernon
    A Vernon battery recycler under fire for contaminating nearby homes with lead and threatening the health of more than 100,000 people with its arsenic emissions is in trouble once again for emitting more than the permitted level of lead, according to the...
  • Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting

    Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting
    A Vernon battery recycler may not resume lead smelting until its furnaces can operate in compliance with tough new air district rules on arsenic emissions. The South Coast Air Quality Management District's hearing board ruled Tuesday that Exide...
  • State toxics department seeks $4.5-million increase in funding

    State toxics department seeks $4.5-million increase in funding
    SACRAMENTO—The head of the state toxics department told a state Senate hearing Wednesday that she is working hard to correct the agency's problems regulating hazardous waste and is seeking increased funding and other changes to beef up key areas....