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Solis calls for cleaning parkways, inside homes near Exide

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| Supervisor Hilda Solis says the state toxic department's effort will be incomplete unless it does a thorough internal and external cleaning of homes near Exide.

Advocates: Exide plan leaves many to 'fend for ourselves'

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Activists say kids' health is being jeopardized because there's not enough money to clean up several thousand lead-contaminated properties near the former facility.

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Residents near Exide want action on lead, survey says

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A survey of 4,200 people near the former battery recycling plant reveal people's fears about their health and frustration with the pace of the cleanup.

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LA County, community team up for huge Exide outreach push

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Some 1,500 county health employees and community volunteers plan to visit more than 20,000 homes to survey people about their health and explain lead dangers.

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Change in Exide cleanup testing could de-prioritize some homes

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Regulators have changed how they assess which homes around the closed battery recycler need lead removed - a move that could leave many off of a priority cleanup list.

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SoCal lawmakers introduce bills to reform toxics agency

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The author of one bill pointed to the now-shuttered Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Vernon to argue why the legislation is needed.

The plan to clean 50 Exide homes per week

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The Department of Toxic Substances Control's draft plan says the effort to remove lead from some 2,500 homes near Exide would start next summer.

Exide, state fight over lead contamination data

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Exide wants more data about lead contamination in Vernon. The state says releasing this data would threaten the privacy rights of lead-poisoned children.

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