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Los Angeles residents await solutions to Exide health disaster

Boyle Heights and other Los Angeles communities won big when the Exide battery recycling plant shut down in 2014. But the crisis is not over. The plant spread a toxic lead dust over nearby communities that have officials telling residents to keep children from playing in the dirt. “We thought shutting it down was going to be the hardest thing. That was the easiest thing. Cleaning it up is proving to be the hardest thing.” Read the story at Boyle Heights Beat.


Commerce resident Bob Eula speaks before journalists participtating in Center for Health Journalism 2016 National Fellowship on July 18. Photo by Antonio Mejías-Rentas




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This entry was posted on July 30, 2016 by in Boyle Heights Beat, Print and tagged , , , .

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