Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to set up a strike team of fire, public health and planning officials to look at the safety of oil and gas fields in unincorporated county areas.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called on the state to spend $176.6 million to speed up the testing and cleanup of potentially thousands of lead-contaminated
Exide Technologies received a grand jury subpoena in connection with a criminal investigation involving its Vernon battery recycling plant, an SEC filing shows.
Plan aims to curb health risks from Vernon plant with a history of lead and arsenic emissions, but key official expresses doubts about company's commitment.
State regulators order Exide Technologies to perform more testing after elevated amounts of lead are found in the soil of homes and a preschool near the South L.A. plant.
The Department of Toxic Substances Control is supposed to use regulations, fines and the threat of legal action to protect the environment. But its oversight is often ineffectual.