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Vernon battery recycler Exide, which fought successfully to stay open even though it's probably poisoned hundreds of thousands of nearby residents, has reached a settlement with the state. They've "agreed to set aside $7.7 million to pay for new filters to lower its arsenic emissions and new piping for a stormwater system. The money will also fund previously announced tests for lead and arsenic in the soil and dust in the neighborhood around the plant?" Just $7.7 million to pay for something they should have already had, and they can stay open while they figure out just how much they're poisoning people. Justice. [LAT, previously]