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Exide Technologies Plant

Exide Technologies in Vernon has a long history of run-ins with environmental regulators. In April, the company suspended operations by order of the Department of Toxic Substances Control. The agency was concerned about arsenic and lead leaking into the air, water and soil around Exide's plant. Now, data presented to a committee overseeing the Exide clean-up suggest a much larger area than originally thought was potentially affected by pollution from the plant, encompassing thousands of additional homes.

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Newborn found 'buried alive' near riverbed in Compton

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Special Victims Bureau is asking the public for information about the abandonment of the baby girl found buried under rubble near a Compton riverbed Friday night.