County Steps in to Speed Exide Clean-up

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For 30 years, Exide was allowed to recycle lead batteries in Vernon without a full permit. Thousands of children in surrounding neighborhoods appear to have been exposed to lead poison. Now the state agency that stood by while environmental crimes were committed is accused of being lax about making sure there’s a cleanup. We get an update.

Also on the program, the battle between Democrats and Republicans to find the billions of dollars to make up for deferred maintenance of California's crumbling infrastructure.

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Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christine Detz, Jenny Hamel