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Air Pollution

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  • Air quality district sues battery recycler Exide for $40 million

    Air quality district sues battery recycler Exide for $40 million
    Air district officials filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking up to $40 million from a Vernon battery recycler accused of posing a health risk for emitting too much lead and arsenic. The South Coast Air Quality Management District sued Exide Technologies in...
  • Arctic sea ice gaps drive toxic mercury conveyor belt

    Arctic sea ice gaps drive toxic mercury conveyor belt
    Gaps forming in seasonal Arctic sea ice may be creating a toxic conveyor belt, drawing mercury from higher altitudes to rain down on the ice, snow and tundra, according to a new study. The gaps, which come as the region shifts from perennial ice to...
  • Exide recycling plant exceeds lead limits again, officials say

    Exide recycling plant exceeds lead limits again, officials say
    A Vernon battery recycler has once again exceeded South Coast Air Quality Management District lead limits, officials said Thursday. Officials at Exide Technologies, one of the world's leading makers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries, told air...
  • Letters: Air quality fight is ongoing

    Re "L.A. sues to keep oil field near USC closed," Jan. 8 The South Coast Air Quality Management District is not at odds with the city of Los Angeles or any other agency over the Allenco Energy Inc. oil facility. Rather, we are on the same path,...
  • Air quality officials OK strict new rules for battery plant emissions

    Air quality officials OK strict new rules for battery plant emissions
    After an emotional hearing that had residents of southeast Los Angeles County talking about family members who have died of cancer, air quality officials voted unanimously Friday to adopt strict new rules on emissions of arsenic, benzene and other toxic...
  • Residents urge closure of Exide battery recycling plant

    Residents urge closure of Exide battery recycling plant
    One by one, hour after hour Saturday in a ballroom at Cal State Los Angeles, residents, elected officials and activists from southeast Los Angeles pleaded with an air district hearing board to shut down a Vernon battery recycler accused of endangering...
  • Gift pick No. 41: Ink and Smog Editions' neighborhood postcards

    Love L.A.? Rosemary Dardick and Robin Belcher celebrate the city with linocuts of neighborhood sights such as the Highland Theatre in Highland Park, the Helms Bakery in Culver City or the Norms sign in Santa Monica.  HANDMADE HOLIDAYS: More gift picks...
  • No-burn alert issued for Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire

    Southland residents are barred from burning wood or manufactured logs in their fireplaces from midnight Monday to midnight Tuesday because of  elevated “fine particulate levels,” air quality regulators said. The no-burn alert does not apply to...
  • Air quality officials say South L.A. oil field modifying operations

    Air quality officials say South L.A. oil field modifying operations
    Air quality regulators say that an urban oil field blamed for chronic respiratory illnesses and nosebleeds in a South Los Angeles neighborhood is modifying its operations to prevent leaks and upgrade air pollution controls. Allenco Energy Co., which...
  • Fuel cell cars from Toyota, Honda, Hyundai set to debut at auto shows

    Fuel cell cars from Toyota, Honda, Hyundai set to debut at auto shows
    For decades, hydrogen fuel cell cars have been the automotive technology of tomorrow: the big idea, for someday far in the future. No longer. At auto shows in Los Angeles and Tokyo this week, Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Hyundai Motor Co....
  • L.A. Auto Show: Will fuel cells make battery electric cars obsolete?

    L.A. Auto Show: Will fuel cells make battery electric cars obsolete?
    For decades, hydrogen fuel cell cars have been the automotive technology of tomorrow: the big idea, for someday far in the future. No longer. At auto shows in Los Angeles and Tokyo this week, Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Hyundai Motor Co....