News Release

Barbara A. Lee, Director

March 11, 2016

Contact: Sanford (Sandy) Nax
(916) 327-6114

Community Resource Fair for Residents Potentially Impacted by the Exide Recycling Plant

SACRAMENTO – The Department of Toxic Substances Control and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti are co-sponsoring a Community resource Fair and Neighborhood Walk on Saturday in Boyle Heights. Information will be available to those potentially impacted by the now-closed Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon. More than 200 volunteers will also canvass the neighborhood to inform residents about lead contamination and collect access agreements that will allow DTSC to conduct soil testing.

Saturday, March 12th, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Ramon Garcia Recreation Center
1016 S Fresno St, Los Angeles, California 90023

View canvassing training video.

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FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES: Contact the Department of Toxic Substances Control by phone at (800) 728-6942 or visit To report illegal handling, discharge, or disposal of hazardous waste, call the Waste Alert Hotline at (800) 698-6942.

The mission of DTSC is to protect California’s people and environment from harmful effects of toxic substances by restoring contaminated properties, enforcing hazardous waste law, reducing hazardous waste generation, and encouraging the manufacture of chemically safer products.