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EXDIE VERNON BREAKING NEWS – Area residents urged to testify this Saturday, Dec. 14 at hearing on SCAQMD petition to shut down Exide lead smelter

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For more information contact the Clerk of the Board at (909) 396-2500 or email clerkofboard@aqmd.gov. Public Hearing on Exide at CSULA  When: Saturday, Dec. 14th, 9am-4pm Where: Cal State Los Angeles Golden EagleBuilding, Third Floor 5151 State University Dr.  Los Angeles 90032 Parking: Free parking in Lot C Shuttle: Hollenbeck Middle School—2510 East Sixth St […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Public has until Dec. 2 to submit comments on Exide plan to upgrade underground piping system that leaked metals and other toxic substances

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EGPNEWS.COM Public Comment on Exide Storm Water Plan Opens Up Today By EGP Staff Report The public has until Dec. 2 to submit comment on a plan by lead-acid battery recycler Exide Technologies to upgrade its underground piping system. On Nov. 7, 2013, Exide Technologies, petitioned for a Provisional State Modification for the State of […]

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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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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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CHECK OUT THE UPDATED IMPACT ON PROPERTY VALUES PAGE

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE – SCAQMD: “Exide #1 on all-time list of toxic polluters”

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“The agency (South Coast AQMD) has not dealt with the stationary source of air pollution that has presented a risk as high as Exide’s. Exide is No. 1 on the list – on the all-time list – of toxic polluters.” Kurt Weise, General Counsel, South Coast Air Quality Management District CBS LOS ANGELES Embattled Battery […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Deadline extended to Jan. 31, 2014 to submit Exide Personal Claim Forms

  BOYLE HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL Exide Technologies Personal Claim Form Submission Deadline EXTENDED to January 31, 2014 EXIDE BANKRUPTCY COURT EXTENDS PERSONAL INURY FILING DEADLINE The District of Delaware, U.S. Bankruptcy Court today extended the deadline by 90 days whereby local residents who may have been damaged by the Exide Technologies battery plant in the […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Natural Resources Defense Council on SQAQMD moves to shut down Exide lead smelter

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NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL SCAQMD Moves To Shut Down Lead Smelter By Dave Pettit Director, Southern California Air Program Posted October 22, 2013 Exide Technologies is a lead-acid battery recycling company in Vernon, California, with a history of air pollution and soil pollution problems.  Exide has been operating with an interim permit to dispose of […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Regulators move to shut down Exide lead smelter

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SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT “Exide has had recurring operational problems this year and a troubled compliance history over the past several years,” said Barry Wallerstein, SCAQMD’s executive officer. “These problems have resulted in excess emissions of lead and arsenic – two highly toxic metals – that have imposed a significant health risk to […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS – California state senators call for U.S. bankruptcy court to exempt personal injury claims by Vernon area residents from Exide’s bankruptcy proceedings; Oct. 31 deadline to submit proof if want to file claim for damages; Community meeting to discuss filing of claims to be held Oct. 21

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“Residents of Vernon and surrounding communities have been notified by the court that they have until Oct. 31 to submit proof if they want to file a claim for damages against Exide… Residents who have received a claim form regarding Exide’s bankruptcy may be interested in attending the next Resurrection Church Neighborhood Watch meeting in […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Coalition of East Los Angeles elected leaders seek role in Exide cleanup; Oct. 29 deadline to file objections to Exide’s stipulation with DTSC

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“Exide is using smoking doors and mirrors to hide the fact that it doesn’t want to spend the money to install emission control equipment that works and that is just not acceptable.” – Daniel Crespo, Mayor, Bell Gardens Vernon, California (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 “Exide must comply with DTSC and SCAQMD regulations,” said Maywood Councilmember […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Protestors from throughout Los Angeles demand shutdown of Exide lead smelter

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ABC 7 – LOS ANGELES Protesters demand shutdown of Exide plant Friday, October 11, 2013 By Q McCray VERNON, Calif. (KABC) — There’s a growing effort in and around the city of Vernon to shut down the Exide battery recycling plant due to dangerous chemicals being released into the air. Protesters from all over Los Angeles gathered […]

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EXIDE VERNON TOWN HALL MEETING MEDIA ROUNDUP – Citing regulators as Cartel of Contamination, residents express anger, demand closing of Exide lead smelter during heated meeting; state legislators call for investigative audits of DTSC after release of Golden Wasteland report

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NBC LOS ANGELES Outrage Over Exide Battery Recycling Plant in Vernon By Beverly White, Sean Browning Oct 9, 2013 Nearby residents expressed their concerns at a meeting Tuesday night over a battery plant reopening after it was found to have spewed toxins. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Oct. 8, […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control announces additional requirements on Exide lead smelter

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 DTSC – EXIDE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS The deadline to file objections is 4 p.m. EST, on October 29. The hearing with the Bankruptcy Court judge is set for 3 p.m. EST, November 5.  CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Contact: Sanford (Sandy) Nax October 7, 2013 916-708-4303 […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: IMPORTANT TOWN HALL MEETING ABOUT EXIDE – Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m. PST, Resurrection Catholic Church, Los Angeles

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TOWN HALL MEETING ON EXIDE Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Resurrection Catholic Church—Hall 3324 Opal Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023 (Boyle Heights)     GLORIA MOLINA – LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – FIRST DISTRICT Exploring ‘All Legal and Administrative Options’ to Stop Exide in Vernon Oct 04 The toxic Exide […]

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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: Hoping to improve public image, Vernon urges action on Exide lead smelter by South Coast Air Quality Management District

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MAKE NOTE – Tuesday, Oct. 8 6-8pm–Senator Kevin De Leon will host a Town Hall Meeting on Exide Technologies at Resurrection Church in Boyle Heights. Regulators will update the public on efforts to reduce lead emissions from the facility. Resurrection Church is located at 3324 Opal St, L.A. 90023. For information, call (213) 483-9300 or email […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: DTSC reports it issued Exide temporary authorization for implementation of plan to replace stormwater management system; open for review until Nov. 4

In a September 2013 Public Notice, the California Department of Toxic Substance Control reported that on Aug. 21, it had given Exide temporary authorization for the implementation of its Stormwater Management System Replacement Plan. The temporary authorization can be appealed and the deadline for requesting a review is Nov. 4, 2013. You can read the […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Judge to review order shielding Exide lead smelter from shutdown by regulators

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DOW JONES DAILY BANKRUPTCY REVIEW Judge to Review Order Shielding Exide Plant From Regulators   Last update: 9/24/2013 4:53:37 PM By Peg Brickley The California judge who earlier this year barred state environmental authorities from shutting down an Exide Technologies (XIDEQ) battery plant has signaled he’s ready to reconsider his decision. Judge Luis A. Lavin […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide ordered to cut production after lead emissions exceed standards

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SOUTH COAST AIR MANAGEMENT QUALITY DISTRICT NOTICE OF VIOLATION TO EXIDE Important Update: Lead Monitoring Adjacent to Exide On Monday September 9, 2013, a monitor at the Exide Technologies facility in Vernon exceeded the ambient air lead concentration of 0.15 ug/m3 averaged over a 30-day period.  As a result, the SCAQMD is issuing a Notice […]

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MUST WATCH: LEAD WARS: The Politics of Science and The Fate of America’s Children

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On the May 17 episode of Moyers & Company (PBS),  Bill Moyers interviewed David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz, public health historians and authors of the book, Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children. For years, Rosner and Markowitz have been taking on the chemical industry, writing about the hazards of […]

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