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L.A. County considers legal action to shut down Exide plant
L.A. County considers legal action to shut down Exide plant

Los Angeles County is considering legal action against a Vernon battery recycler accused of threatening the health of nearby residents with its lead and arsenic emissions. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday instructed its lawyers to "explore potential legal actions against Exide Technologies" and report back in a week with ways to force Exide to close the facility and fix contamination in surrounding communities. Supervisor Gloria Molina drafted the motion because she said an agreement that state regulators struck with the company last week to clean up pollution in neighborhoods around the plant is weak and riddled with loopholes. The state Department of...

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