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EXIDE VERNON CLEANUP – WEBINAR REMINDER: Live webinar with EPA officials who will share experience remediating residential properties at Omaha, Nebraska Superfund site will be THIS THURSDAY, August 25, 10:30 a.m. to Noon PST

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NOTICE FROM CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES IMPORTANT REMINDER LIVE WEBINAR ON OMAHA LEAD CLEANUP Thursday, August 25th 10:30am — 12:00pm Pacific Time LIVE EPA WEBINAR WITH THE OMAHA CLEANUP TEAM US EPA representatives Steve Sanders and Steve Kemp will be available to the Exide Advisory Group members during a 90 minute live webinar on […]

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EXIDE FRISCO – Frisco City Council to hold public hearing at 2 p.m. June 2 regarding TCEQ request to EPA to remove Nonattainment Area for Lead designation from 1.28 mile area surrounding Exide lead smelter; Public comments accepted by TCEQ through June 3

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With April 27, 2016, vote, the request to the EPA and proposed maintenance plan move forward. EPA officials will have the final say on removing the nonattainment area. Public comments will be accepted by the state through June 3. A public hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. June 2 in the council chambers at Frisco […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Not just in Flint, environmental contamination in Los Angeles neighborhoods because of poor regulatory oversight at all levels of admitted corporate criminal behavior by Exide in operations of Vernon lead smelter

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89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio Environmental contamination in LA by Deepa Fernandes | Take Two March 04 2016 Exide begins to remove lead-polluted soil on Monday morning at a house on the 1200 block of La Puerta Street in Boyle Heights.MAYA SUGARMAN/KPCC Listen to this story 8 MIN 13 SEC by clicking here Here in Southern California, we’ve […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Frustrated residents still await contamination cleanup from Exide lead smelter

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CBS2/KCAL9 rented a device certified by the EPA to provide instant readings of the amount of lead in soil or dust. The state says that residential soil with more than 80 parts per million should be removed because even tiny amounts of lead can affect young children’s brains, causing learning disabilities and other serious problems. The […]

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THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY INVESTIGATION: Environmental racism exists, and the EPA is one reason why

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THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY INVESTIGATION Environmental Justice, Denied The foisting of pollution on minority communities in America is racism, albeit a subtler type than has been in the news. With the launch of “Environmental Justice, Denied,” the Center for Public Integrity examines the siting of malodorous dumps and sewage plants near the homes of […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS; Yes, Exide is breaking the law again and again and again and again; EPA finds 4 new violations of Clean Air Act, comes after 8 different violations found in January and ongoing investigation by EPA’s criminal division

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE EPA’S (REGION 9) MARCH 5 NOTICE OF 4 VIOLATIONS AGAINST EXIDE’S VERNON LEAD SMELTER

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: WHAT PART OF VIOLATION AFTER VIOLATION AFTER VIOLATION AFTER VIOLATION FOR DECADES DOES GOV. JERRY BROWN, ELECTED OFFICIALS AT ALL LEVELS, THE DTSC, THE SCAQMD AND THE EPA NOT GET? SERIOUSLY! — State Senate leader urges regulators to close Exide lead smelter in Vernon; Protecting neighborhoods/environment a matter of Life or Death

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Senate oversight hearing expected to focus on state regulators’ handling of Exide plant in Vernon State Senate leader urges regulators to close Exide plant in Vernon Boyle Heights resident Veta Gashgai, holding her son, at a news conference last year with other opponents of the Exide battery-recycling plant in Vernon. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS / MEDIA ROUNDUP – California Department of Toxic Substance Control issues Enforcement Order against Exide; Orders company to set aside sufficient funds to close violation-ridden Vernon lead smelter and to immediately address lead contamination in surrounding community

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THIS WILL BE A WORK-IN-PROGRESS MEDIA ROUNDUP. PLEASE CHECK OUT LINKS TO ADDITIONAL RELATED STORIES BELOW CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCE CONTROL DTSC Announces Enforcement Order FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NOV. 6 – SACRAMENTO – The state Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) today announced an enforcement order against Exide Technologies requiring Exide to set […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: PLEASE READ AND SHARE! Community leader appeals to California Gov. Jerry Brown regarding very serious concerns about potential sham settlement with violation-ridden Exide; Exide still under criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department for handling of toxic waste

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“It’s just another sign of their lack of oversight. It’s just another sign. You know, they’re not going to do anything until the judge orders them to do something to fix up that place,” A ‘sham settlement’ Msgr. Moretta, who has pastored Resurrection for almost 30 years, was so moved by the latest revelation that […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: East LA residents demand testing, cleanup near Exide battery plant

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CBS LOS ANGELES East LA Residents Demand Testing, Cleanup Near Exide Battery Plant August 11, 2014 8:36 PM EAST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — East Los Angeles residents are demanding cleanup efforts near the Exide Technologies battery recycling plant expand amid fears toxic contamination is more widespread than originally thought. Hazardous-materials workers Monday began removing lead-contaminated dirt from the yard of a […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS/MEDIA ROUNDUP: EPA finds Exide source of harmful lead and finally issues company Notice of Violation for releasing illegal amounts of lead into the air, exceeding federal Clean Air Act standards for lead emissions on more than 30 occasions

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“By releasing an illegal amount of lead into the air, Exide has put the health and well being of nearby residents at risk,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “EPA and the South Coast Air Quality Management District are working closely to ensure the company comes into compliance with state and […]

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EXIDE BATON ROUGE BREAKING NEWS: DEQ and EPA work on plan to do more testing, find “unknowns” near closed Exide site; community groups concerned widespread off-site pollution has been found at Exide facilities in other parts of the U.S., like Frisco

The executive director of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, Marylee Orr, said she is pleased DEQ is going to do more testing to look for potential problems because widespread pollution off the facility’s site is something that’s been found at Exide facilities in other parts of the country. “We feel they have a legacy of […]

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EXIDE FRISCO UPDATE: Citizen-led cleanup finds more battery chips from Exide lead smelter along Stewart Creek

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Click here to see a video of some of the battery chips found in Stewart Creek.   DALLAS MORNING NEWS More Exide battery chips found along Frisco creek By Valerie Wigglesworth vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com 4:20 pm on November 12, 2013 These were among the battery chips found during Saturday’s cleanup along Stewart Creek. (Courtesy Frisco Unleaded) Dozens […]

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EXIDE BATON ROUGE BREAKING NEWS: Demolition of Baton Rouge Exide lead smelter finally begins with elected officials and environmental groups concerned about problems at other Exide facilities, particularly Frisco

Citing problems at other Exide facilities particularly in Frisco, Texas, environmental groups and politicians have urged the state Department of Environmental Quality to make sure that as the Exide Technologies Baton Rouge Recycling Center in north Baton Rouge is shut down, that it is done correctly and that the state looks for signs of contamination. […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Citizens group wants Frisco to remove all toxic waste from Exide lead smelter site; Frisco consultant says moving hazardous waste in soil to another location not preferred by City, unless its containment efforts don’t work

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Exide must also take steps related to a recent TCEQ notice of enforcement that found the company mishandled and improperly treated hazardous waste at the Frisco plant since 1998. Hazardous waste was first discovered in Exide’s landfill several years ago. The landfill is not permitted to contain hazardous waste. The main contaminants of concern are […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ issues Notice of Enforcement for 10 violations against Exide’s Frisco lead smelter for mishandling hazardous waste as far back as 1998

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CLICK HERE FOR COPY OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2013, TCEQ NOTICE OF ENFORCEMENT FOR INVESTIGATIONS AT EXIDE’S FRISCO LEAD SMELTER  DALLAS MORNING NEWS Editorial: TCEQ action helps Frisco with Exide File 2012/Staff Photo Exide’s bankruptcy filing and disputes over dangerous materials found downstream have complicated the cleanup process. Published: 14 October 2013 08:26 PM Updated: 14 […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide still spewing excess lead emissions despite state ordered production cuts

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Exide records excess lead emissions, despite cutbacks BY JESSICA GARRISON AND KIM CHRISTENSEN October 2, 2013, 10:40 p.m. Even after being forced to cut production last month because of high lead emissions, a Vernon battery recycler has continued to violate limits on releases of the potent neurotoxin, regulators said Wednesday. A monitor […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide will pay for blood lead level tests for South Los Angeles residents

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Exide plant will pay for blood tests for residents Los Angeles County health agency offers residents of areas near Vernon battery recycler free checks for lead contamination. More than 250,000 people in southeast Los Angeles could be affected by the Exide emissions, authorities say, though it is unclear if anyone has been […]

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BREAKING NEWS: After EPA-driven revisions that would require regulators to be informed and clarification made that potential purchasers are responsible for remediation, judge allows Exide to sell or abandon contaminated properties without approval

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The federal government challenged Exide’s request earlier this week on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, saying that while the proposed sales process might be fine in most bankruptcies, it was troubling in a case in which the debtor owned upward of 60 potential contaminated properties. At a hearing in Wilmington, Exide counsel announced that […]

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BREAKING NEWS: U.S. government, EPA, and 10 states object to Exide’s request to sell or abandon certain assets – including contaminated property – without further approval from bankruptcy court; According to Exide, company owns more than 60 U.S. properties, many of which could require funding for environmental cleanup or compliance

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The U.S. government on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency filed an objection in Delaware bankruptcy court, contending that Exide’s request has the potential to include contaminated property and arguing that courts are not permitted to allow assets be abandoned without conditions protecting public health and safety. “While debtor’s motion might be appropriate in other […]

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