Battery recycler Exide closes after scrutiny

Paramount residents not alone in pollution fight

Paramount case shows that getting action on local pollution, often in low-income areas, is difficult and takes too long, activists say.

Exide recycling plant exceeds lead limits again, officials say

Amid air quality regulators' efforts to temporarily shut down the Vernon plant, production is cut due to lead emission violations.

Crowd voices anger over Vernon battery recycler

At a meeting called by lawmakers, crowd calls for officials to shut down Exide Technologies over dangerously high emissions of lead and arsenic.