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Battery recycler Exide paying for lead dust cleanup

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Excavation crews measure a dump truck to see if it will fit in the driveway of a private property. After removing lead-polluted soil, crews will replace it with clean fill soil. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Workers are taking out soil from a home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. The dirt is laced with potentially harmful lead dust, part of a cleanup ordered by state regulators.

Southern California Public Radio's Molly Peterson says the lead battery recycler, Exide Technologies, is picking up the tab.

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