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State isn't using blood-test data that could help focus Exide cleanup efforts

Published: 
Wed, 03/30/2016 (All day)
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Chemicals

The state of California has blood test results showing high levels of lead in children living near the closed Exide battery plant in Vernon but is not using the information to direct its massive cleanup of lead-contaminated homes and yards.

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Microsampling Air Pollution

Published: 
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:52pm
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Chemicals

Near the corner of Tillary and Jay Streets in Brooklyn, Michael Heimbinder stood near a blue mailbox, head down, poking at his smartphone. A graph appeared: a single line plotting ambient carbon monoxide exposure in the neighborhood.

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Regulators move to shut down battery recycling plant

Published: 
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 8:29pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Regional air pollution regulators moved Friday to shut down Exide Technologies' troubled battery recycling plant in Vernon, citing public health risks from its repeated emissions of lead and arsenic.