Questions Remain Even As State Prepares For Cleanup Of Area Affected By Battery Recycling Plant
The soil has been tainted with lead, which can cause developmental issues in children.
Los Angeles Times:
What We Know About California's Largest Toxic Cleanup: Thousands Of L.A. County Homes Tainted With Lead
By this fall, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control plans to begin removing lead-tainted soil from 2,500 residential properties near the shuttered Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Vernon. The cleanup — the largest of its kind in California history — spans seven southeast Los Angeles County neighborhoods, where plant operations have threatened the health of an estimated 100,000 people. (Barboza and Poston, 8/6)
In other environmental health news —
Lingering Leak Woes: 'An Extraordinary Number Of Lawsuits' For SoCal Gas
Share Share via Email Share on Twitter Share on FacebookThe state decision clearing Southern California Gas Co. to resume limited operations at the Aliso Canyon gas storage field was touted Friday as good news during the company’s quarterly earnings call. But the legal and regulatory challenges from the massive gas leak at the facility are not over and could drag on for years. (McNary, 8/4)