Archive | January, 2013

Watchdog to probe EPA handling of lead smelter risk

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From USAToday.com The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog plans to investigate the agency’s performance in addressing the health risks posed by lead smelters in the wake of a USA TODAY investigation. The action was announced this week as part of the Inspector General’s action plan for 2013. USA TODAY’s ongoing “Ghost Factories” investigation found the […]

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Exide to pay $225,000 civil penalty for violations found by EPA

From dallasnews.com By Valerie Wigglesworth Exide Technologies has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $225,000 for violations found by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during inspections at its Frisco plant in 2009 and 2010. The details are spelled out in a consent agreement and final order filed by the EPA on Dec. 18. Exide […]

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