(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Dept of Toxic Substances Control Report: A state environmental trust will take over a battery recycling plant to prevent its bankrupt owners from abandoning the heavily contaminated facility and high concentration of lead in the soil #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.24: The Department of Toxic Substances Control says the trust will assume responsibility for the Exide plant in Vernon: Exide is responsible for creating the trust. Once it’s formed, a court-approved trustee will take ownership and control cleanup efforts:

The Exide plant recycled 11 million lead-acid batteries a year until it was forced to shut down in 2015: High concentrations of lead dust from the plant settled in the soil around thousands of homes:

On Monday: Residents of the zone surrounding the plant marched to downtown Los Angeles to protest a bankruptcy court’s decision to allow the company to abandon the site: Some brought bags of dirt from lead-polluted yards and threw them over a fence onto the steps of a federal courthouse, the Los Angeles Times reports.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Oct.24: 2020:

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