Media Advisory

Barbara A. Lee, Director

June 22, 2016

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

DTSC Holds “Scoping Meetings” on Exide Residential
Cleanup EIR
For consideration in public announcement/community calendars

SACRAMENTO – The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is testing for lead in the soil of residential properties near the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon. Properties with the highest levels of lead and the greatest risk for exposure will be cleaned up.

Governor Brown signed legislation directing $176.6 million for this sampling and cleanup program. DTSC is holding two public meetings for residents to comment on how the cleanup work could affect their neighborhoods. This feedback will help shape the scope of the Environmental Impact Report.

What: DTSC scoping meetings for Exide Environmental Impact Report


  • Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. to noon
    • Perez Park, 6208 Alameda St., Huntington Park, CA 90255
  • Thursday, June 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Commerce Council Chambers, 2535 Commerce Way, Commerce, CA 90040

For more information visit DTSC’s Exide website or call (844) 225-3887.

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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.