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NATIONAL LEAD POISONING PREVENTION WEEK: Coalition of national organizations send call to action to President Obama for U.S. finally to end lead exposure and poisoning for children

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FRIENDS OF THE EARTH Health, environment & children’s groups call for national strategy to end lead poisoning and lead exposure Posted Oct. 24, 2016 / Posted by: Kate Colwell Coalition asks federal agencies to make National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week more than symbolic WASHINGTON, D.C. – A coalition of organizations across the country have sent a call […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Board of Supervisors calls for study of long-term effects of lead contamination from Exide lead smelter

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EGPNEWS.COM Sups. Seek Study of Exide, Aliso Canyon Health Effects By City News Service The Board of Supervisors called Tuesday for studies of the long-term health effects of the massive Aliso Canyon gas leak and lead contamination from the now-shuttered Exide battery-recycling plant. Supervisor Michael Antonovich recommended the study related to the natural gas leak […]

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NATURAL RESOURCE DEFENSE COUNCIL REPORT: How safe is your drinking water? NRDC documents widespread lead violations in its “What’s in Your Water? – Flint and Beyond” report

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CLICK HERE TO READ REPORT NATURAL RESOURCE DEFENSE COUNCIL How Safe is Your Drinking Water? NRDC Report Documents Widespread Lead Violations 18 Million+ Americans Get Water from Systems with Lead Violations; May be a Drop in the Bucket Due to Rigged Testing and Lax Enforcement June 28, 2016 WASHINGTON —More than 18 million Americans got […]

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EXIDE VERNON EDITORIAL – LOS ANGELES TIMES: It’s unacceptable to delay Exide cleanup when public health is at stake

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WHY? WHY? WHY? MAKE THE ALL RESPONSIBLE OFFICIALS FROM MUNICIPAL TO FEDERAL LEVEL ANSWER THIS QUESTION – HONESTLY! NOW!!  #NOMORETIME #NOMOREEXCUSES #NOMORELIES Earlier this month, state officials revealed that they had found nearly 250 spots on 203 properties near the former Exide battery recycling plant where levels of brain-damaging lead were more than 10 times higher than California’s health standard […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: — WHY??? — Toxic, brain-damaging lead levels 100 times higher than health limits found in soil of homes near Exide lead smelter; DTSC, state regulators refuse to release majority of contamination readings for most of affected properties

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Homes, schools and at least one day-care center near a shuttered Vernon battery recycler are contaminated with higher levels of brain-damaging lead than previously disclosed, with soil samples at one property as much as 100 times above California’s health standard, state and county records show. Yet it remains unclear where and at what concentrations the poisonous […]

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REUTERS INVESTIGATES – Unsafe at Any Level: Millions of American children missing early lead tests

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This article makes no mention of children living near lead smelters, such as those operated by Exide and RSR Corp. California and Texas, among other states, do not require blood lead level testing of children at the age of one and two years old (see chart below). REUTERS INVESTIGATES: Unsafe at Any Level Millions of […]

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EXIDE VERNON: EDITORIAL – Dedicated facilities needed to treat residents

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There is no more time to delay. Much damage has probably already been done to residents’ health. EGP worries that in many cases the damage cannot be reversed. EGPNEWS.COM EDITORIAL Dedicated Facilities Needed to Treat Lead Exposure By EGP Editorial The latest development in the number of cases of lead contamination from Exide Technologies comes […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Exide lead smelter cleanup ‘ignites’ new fears; Decontamination could re-expose residents to lead, say health experts

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EGPNEWS.COM Exide Plant Cleanup ‘Ignites’ New Fears Decontamination could re-expose residents to lead, say health experts. By Nancy Martinez, EGP Staff Writer Restarting the 100-ton kettles to recapture lead at the now shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon could expose residents and workers within a two-mile radius of the facility to a new round […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: 12 schools near Exide smelter to be tested for lead

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The state department of Toxic Substances Control has tested soil surrounding the homes, parks and private schools in the area, and preliminary results showed widespread contamination. CBS LOS ANGELES 12 Schools Near Exide Plant To Be Tested For Lead June 12, 2015 8:00 PM  BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA.com) — After a year of fighting, a dozen schools near […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Blood testing for Exide Vernon neighbors extended for at least 5 years

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A blood test can be requested by calling Los Angeles county at (844) 888-2290.  89.3 KPCC – Southern California Public Radio Blood testing for Exide neighbors extended for at least 5 years Adrian Florido March 17, 07:13 PM A deal struck to force the closure of Exide Technologies’ battery recycling plant in Vernon includes money […]

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EXIDE’S NEGATIVE IMPACT ON OTHER COMMUNITIES: Exide SuperFund-designated plant in Greer, SC, finally being demolished 20 years after lead smelter was closed

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The EPA designated this site a SuperFund site — SCD042633859 — but it was not originally placed on the the National Priorities List. In a November 21, 2014, filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Exide was listed as owner of this property, and stated that it is an unencumbered asset. GREERTODAY.COM Former Exide battery plant […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS / MEDIA ROUNDUP: Los Angeles County official blasts ‘secret’ deal among Gov. Jerry Brown, DTSC and Exide; LA County Board of Supervisors approves motion to have attorneys consider legal options to force closing of Exide’s violation-ridden lead smelter and cleanup of nearby neighborhoods

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CBS LOS ANGELES Official Blasts “Secret” Deal Over Battery Recycling Plant LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles County official Wednesday called for legal action against a battery recycling plant in Vernon which authorities say has operated without a permit for decades. Supervisor Gloria Molina held a rally outside the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration along […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health asks Southern California health educators to help promote blood lead screenings in East Los Angeles neighborhoods near violation-ridden Exide lead smelter

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SOCIETY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is responding to concerns about lead exposure in communities near the Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in the city of Vernon, California.  Public Health is offering free, confidential Blood Lead Screening for any resident, student, employee, or childcare participant within an […]

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LEAD CLEANUP UPDATE: Fish bones being used with success to remediate lead in soil in urban areas

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Fish bones are made of the phosphate mineral apatite, which readily combines with lead to form pyromorphite, a stable crystalline mineral that can’t be absorbed by the human digestive system.1,2 Now researchers are using fish bones and other phosphate-rich amendments to remediate lead in urban soils. “We have seen reduction in bioaccessibility in some lab samples […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Free blood lead screenings underway for east and southeast Los Angeles residents who live within two miles of Exide lead smelter

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The lead emissions at a decades-old lead smelter operated by Exide Technologies Inc., which crushes and recycles used automotive and industrial batteries, are among the highest in the south-central U.S. EGPNEWS.COM Health Officials Urge Southeast Residents to be Tested for Lead Lead can cause health problems in adults and children. By Nancy Martinez, EGP Staff […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles County to begin offering free lead screening April 7 to residents living near Exide lead smelter

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Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of the public health department, encouraged residents to take advantage of the free testing, and he again lashed out at the Exide operation and called for its closure. “Given the history of repeated violations at this facility, it is hard to understand why Exide Technologies has been allowed to continue operation […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: After 5 months, still no blood tests for neighbors of Exide lead smelter

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KPCC – 89.3 – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO After 5 months, still no blood tests for neighbors of Exide Adrian Florido | March 12th, 2014, 7:03pm Maya Sugarman/KPCC Community members listen during a public comment session at a town hall meeting about the future of the Exide lead-recycling plant in Vernon. Listen Now [1 min 13 sec] […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Vernon City Council supports proposed new AQMD rule that would set stricter lead emission standards for large lead smelters like Exide, as well as establish arsenic emission standards for the first time. Exide Update page added to City’s website

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 In his letter to the AQMD, McCormick said he wants to “ensure that everything possible is being done by [AQMD] to protect the health and safety of our residents.” PAR 1420.1 would implement stricter air emission standards for large lead-acid battery recycling facilities. Currently, Exide Technologies in Vernon and Quemetco Inc. in the City of […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Frisco citizens speak out: “Complete removal of toxic waste from Exide lead smelter a must”

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This should be an easy choice for our City Council. Frisco has a reputation of never skimping when it comes to quality of life issues. It shouldn’t start with the largest toxic pollution problem the town has ever faced. Yet the City Council is leaning toward building a new permanent toxic waste dump in the […]

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IMPACT ON PROPERTY VALUES UPDATE: Ever wonder why Realtors don’t seem to care as much about years of lead deposited in soil in neighborhoods, schoolyards, parks, creeks as they do about lead in paint? Ask them!

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