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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: CBS Los Angeles investigation: Public documents show hazardous waste from Exide Vernon lead smelter repeatedly spilled onto highways and into storm drains that feed Los Angeles River

In a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Exide states the company is under criminal investigation by a federal grand jury investigating potential criminal violations in its transportation of hazardous waste and air emissions. CBS LOS ANGELES CBS2 Investigation: Public Documents Show Hazardous Waste From Exide Plant Spilled Onto Highways, Into Storm Drains […]

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EXIDE BANKRUPTCY NEWS: Dow Jones Bankruptcy Review: Exide could go up for sale before Christmas if bankruptcy deal isn’t reached

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DOW JONES DAILY BANKRUPTCY REVIEW Exide Could Go Up for Sale If Bankruptcy Deal Isn’t Reached Peg Brickley October 14, 2014 (c) 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Ailing battery maker Exide Technologies could be up for sale before Christmas if it can’t come to terms with key creditors on a Chapter 11 bankruptcy-exit plan, new court […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS – Seriously, is anyone really surprised???? — Frisco accuses Exide of minimizing cleanup at closed plant

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Anyone who has given even passing attention to Exide’s global record regarding contamination of communities, the passing of decades in some cases before it even begins cleanup and how flawed those cleanups have been will not find this latest chapter in the Exide’s ongoing negative impact on Frisco surprising at all. For a sampling, check our […]

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EXIDE FAIRFIELD BREAKING NEWS: Latest cleanup to begin of Mill River contaminated by lead from Exide smelter plant that was demolished in 2005

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FAIRFIELD CITIZEN Latest lead cleanup of Mill River ready to launch Genevieve Reilly Published 6:37 am, Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Equipment is in place in the Mill River at the former Exide Battery site in preparation for dredging to begin. Photo: Genevieve Reilly Dredging more than 20,000 cubic yards of lead-contaminated soil from the Mill River […]

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EXIDE BANKRUPTCY UPDATE: Exide gets approval from lenders for extension of its debtor-in-possession credit facility’s maturity date to March 31, 2015

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CNN MONEY Exide Technologies Receives Approval From Lenders to Extend DIP Financing Maturity Date   October 10, 2014: 07:08 AM ET  MILTON, Ga., Oct. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Exide Technologies (OTCQB:XIDEQ), a global leader in stored electrical-energy solutions, announced today that the Company has received all necessary approvals from its lenders, thereby extending its […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS – New California law turns up heat on Exide’s troubled lead smelter in Vernon; Gov. Brown sets deadline for DTSC to give violation-ridden Exide plant permit or shut it down permanently

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CLICK HERE TO READ NEW LAW REGARDING EXIDE The Exide measure the governor signed requires the state Department of Toxic Substances Control to either grant the company a full hazardous-waste permit by the end of next year or shut the facility down. The Vernon plant, which has been allowed to operate with a temporary permit, […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: UPDATED – Community residents and environmental justice groups rally to urge California Gov. Jerry Brown for stronger laws against toxic polluters and to clean up Exide and the DTSC

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RELEASE: COMMUNITY CALLS ON GOVERNOR TO CLEAN UP EXIDE & REFORM STATE’S TOXICS AGENCY  URGE SIGNATURE ON SB 712 (LARA) AND SB 812 (DE LEÓN) September 18, 2014 Senator Kevin de León, Rev. Msgr. John Moretta, and L.A. City Councilmemer Jose Huizar and Boyle Heights/South East L.A. Residents LOS ANGELES – Urging Governor Jerry Brown […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Exide to hold Frisco lead smelter closure Community Open House Sept. 18

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From ad in the Dallas Morning News:   EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES FRISCO RECYCLING CENTER CLOSURE COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 Frisco Heritage Center 6499 Page St., Frisco, TX 75034 Company representatives and technical consultants will be available from 6:30-8:00PM to discuss key project components with interested members of the community www.ExideFriscoClosure.com

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Exide targeted in Federal criminal probe of Vernon plant

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CLICK HERE TO READ EXIDE’S 10-Q FILING WITH THE SEC WALL STREET JOURNAL Exide Targeted in Federal Criminal Probe of California Plant Battery Maker Receives Grand Jury Subpoena Involving Lead-Recycling Plant August 15, 2014 12:02 PM By PEG BRICKLEY Exide Technologies has been hit with a grand jury subpoena in connection with a criminal investigation […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide announces layoffs of 64 employees at Vernon plant

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LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL Exide Announces Layoffs By ANDREW EDWARDS Thursday, August 14, 2014 Exide Technologies announced layoffs of 64 employees at the Vernon battery recycling facility that has been blamed for lead and arsenic emissions. The layoffs, announced Thursday, affect 61 employees who are members of the United Steelworkers Union and three salaried employees. […]

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EXIDE BANKRUPTCY BREAKING NEWS: Federal judge rules that Exide executives can’t escape investor lawsuit over environmental issues

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“These allegations support that the [company’s Vernon, California-based] facility was critical to Exide’s operations, and that the environmental contamination issues at Vernon were severe,” Judge Wilson said. “In conjunction with Exide’s environmental reporting system, these allegations support a cogent inference that defendants were aware of Vernon’s environmental issues… Further, given the plaintiffs had provided statements […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: LA Board of Supervisors send letter to California Gov. Brown blasting ‘piece-meal approach’, slow testing, cleanup of lead from Exide smelter; Seek review of DTSC actions that have allowed Exide to operate for decades without full permit and failed prosecution of Exide’s repeated serious environmental violations

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“This piece-meal approach to an urgent environmental hazard violates the clear commitments made to the County and community leaders by DTSC,” the letter says. “County officials have repeatedly urged the State to prepare for recalcitrance by Exide and take the necessary steps to ensure that all 39 homes were tested and remediated without delay…  Supervisors […]

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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: Exide begins removing lead-tainted soil from homes near Vernon smelter; State expands soil testing for lead from Exide plant to at least 144 more homes

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89.2 KPCC – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO Exide to remove lead-polluted soil from 2 homes north of its Vernon plant By Molly Peterson August 11, 09:06 PM 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 AUDIO FROM […]

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EDITORIAL- LOS ANGELES TIMES: Needed: A Department of Toxic Substances Control worthy of its name

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The Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon has been accused of endangering more than 100,000 people with its arsenic emissions and is being investigated as the source of lead contamination in nearby backyards. (Los Angeles Times) By THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD  What good is a Department of Toxic Substances Control that doesn’t control toxic substances? The […]

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EXIDE NEGATIVE IMPACT ON OTHER COMMUNITIES BREAKING NEWS: Missouri Department of Natural Resources cites Exide’s Forest City smelter in violation of federal laws for lead emissions from March through December 2013; Indiana Department of Environmental Management cites Exide lead smelter in Muncie for neglecting its contingency plan for emergencies such as fire, explosions and spills

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MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Exide’s Forest City , MO, smelter On June 26, 2o14, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources released its Air Quality Analysis for Lead which showed Exide’s Forest City lead smelter repeatedly exceeding federal law for lead emissions from March, 2013 through December, 2013. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REPORT – […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Residents don’t trust Exide to live up to deal

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EGPNEWS.COM Residents Don’t Trust Exide to Live Up to Deal By Nancy Martinez, EGP Staff Writer A decision by state air quality regulators that could allow a controversial acid-lead battery recycling plant in Vernon to reopen by the end of the year is being met with anger by people living near the facility. At a […]

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EXIDE VERNON NEWS – With conditions, Exide smelter may be allowed to reopen and try to prove it can operate without putting nearby residents at risk again

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STORY COMPILED FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES & RECYCLING TODAY Recycler Is Allowed to Reopen, With Conditions – Los Angeles Times Agreement May Allow Exide to Reopen California Smelter – Recycling Today By TONY BARBOZA, Los Angeles Times and Recycling Today staff July 11 and July 12, 2014 Exide Technologies plant can reopen, but only after […]

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EXIDE BANKRUPTCY BREAKING NEWS: Exide asks bankruptcy court to approve $65 million in additional debtor-in-possesion financing to bridge way through negotiations on Plan of Reorganization submitted by unofficial committee of secured creditors

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Law 360 Exide Seeks $65M In Additional Bankruptcy Financing By Matt Chiappardi Law360, Wilmington (July 07, 2014, 7:05 PM ET) — Battery maker Exide Technologies Inc. asked the Delaware bankruptcy court to approve $65 million in additional debtor-in-possession financing to bridge its way through negotiations on a Chapter 11 plan connected to a reorganization proposal the debtor […]

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