California Governor Jerry Brown has approved spending more than $176 million to tackle industrial pollution hazards that threaten the health of thousands of residents living near a now-shuttered battery recycling plant in southeast Los Angeles County. According to USC News, the Governor’s spending plan will cover the testing and removal of lead and other industrial pollutants, including benzene, arsenic, and 1,3-Butadiene from homes within a 1.7-mile radius of the old Exide Technologies facility in Vernon, Calif. The plant closed in March 2015 after state officials discovered that decades of air pollution and toxic dust spewing from the factories contaminated the ... Read More
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