fficials imposed stricter emissions limits on two Los Angeles County battery recycling plants Friday, attempting to protect surrounding communities from lead pollution released by Exide Technologies in Vernon. The rules, approved on an 11 to 1 vote by the South Coast Air Quality Management District governing board, come in response to tests since 2013 that found elevated levels of lead in the soil near Exide and in surrounding homes and yards. Lead is a powerful neurotoxin for which there is no known UK Nike Air Max 2017 Discount
reduce by half the amount of lead emissions allowed from the plants, cut the allowed concentrations of lead in the air nearby and require the battery facilities to monitor air quality daily instead of every three days. The stricter rules apply to Exide and Quemetco Inc. , in the City of Industry, the only two lead acid battery smelters west of the Rocky Mountains. NowCleaner air is linked to stronger lungs in Southern California childrenSee all related8 Residents of Maywood, Boyle Heights and other communities around Nike Air Max 2017 Discount
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the Exide plant packed the air district board public hearing in Long Beach and urged officials to adopt even more stringent standards to force the currently idled Exide plant to install better pollution controls or shut down permanently.
safe level of exposure. Residents, Officials Demand Shut Down of Battery Recycling Plant in Vernon Some residents and officials Friday demanded the shut down of a Nike Air Max 2017 On Sale battery recycling plant in Vernon they say is producing toxic emissions. Some residents and officials Friday demanded the shut down of a battery recycling plant in Vernon they say is producing toxic emissions.
Both Exide and Quemetco representatives told air quality officials the companies will be able to comply with the new rules. But the companies are at odds over the governing board decision Friday to consider even tighter lead emissions limits in six months. Quemetco proposed the stronger restrictions. In a letter to AQMD officials this week, Exide Vice President Thomas Strang said the compa.
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