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Environmental justice issues in Los Angeles are impacting our health — that includes yours

An Exide truck waits for traffic at Indiana Street and Bandini under patriotic sign at lead smelting company in Vernon, California, April 24, 2013. (Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Sarah Contreras

April 16, 2015

Last month, one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of batteries, Exide Technologies, began shutting down its recycling plant in Vernon, leaving behind a decade’s worth of pollution and hazardous waste. Exide came to an agreement with federal officials in an effort to avoid criminal ...

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