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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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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Considered a “total win” by some, South Coast Air Quality Management District reaches agreement with Exide that bars Vernon smelter from resuming operations until new arsenic emission controls are installed and measures are taken to prevent lead-contaminated dust from being released during construction, maintenance; Agency’s abatement orders to be considered during public meeting TONIGHT – JULY 9 – at Maywood Academy High School; Plant may reopen late this year or early 2015

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David Pettit, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, called the deal “a total win for the air district.” “They’re getting everything they want in terms of getting the facility to comply with the new, very strict regulations that it has on its books and all the litigation goes away,” he said. But the […]

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EXIDE BANKRUPTCY BREAKING NEWS: Exide informs bankruptcy court about Plan of Reorganization submitted by unofficial committee of senior secured note holders; deadline for Exide submitting its own Plan of Reorganization extended once again – to July 31.

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From Exide’s news release: “The non-binding POR proposal contemplates substantial deleveraging of the Company’s debt by more than $700 million, a sizable investment of new equity capital, and new debt to fund the Exide Chapter 11 emergence and post-emergence business — including liquidity and working capital to support the Company’s operations, seasonality and growth of […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Deficient for a third time — after regulators have allowed it to operate with temporary permit for decades — DTSC gives Exide 30 days to submit appropriate application or lose permission to handle hazardous waste

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“A notice issued Tuesday by state regulators faults Exide Technologies for failing to describe the amount of lead-contaminated waste on the site, underestimating the cost to clean it up and not including a safety assessment for hazardous waste-holding tanks that could spill in an earthquake, among other deficiencies.” – Los Angeles Times “For decades, Exide has […]

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EXIDE BANKRUPTCY BREAKING NEWS: Court gives Exide 30-day exclusivity extension to file its Plan of Reorgnaization; Exide president expresses commitment to investment in plants and facilities — perhaps to bring them into compliance with state and federal regulations? No mention made of any Exide plans for communities negatively impacted by its violation-plagued current and former operations

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While Exide’s Caruso stated that the company “continues to invest in its business, and this amendment to the DIP supports our commitment to ongoing improvements in our operations and facilities,” he made no mention of what plans Exide has to address the communities that have been negatively impacted by the plant’s emissions of lead, arsenic and […]

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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 FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Potentially hazardous waste from Exide lead smelter missing in Frisco

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CBS Dallas/Fort Worth Potentially Hazardous Waste From Exide Plant Missing In Frisco May 21, 2014 7:15 PM By Jack Fink FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – Exide Technologies has hired two companies to collect battery case fragments, and other potentially hazardous waste in Stewart Creek as part of the state-mandated clean-up. The city of Frisco says for more than 40 years, […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Waiting until after today’s hearing agenda was amended and finalized, Exide files motion to delay presenting bankruptcy reorganization plan to Court and stakeholders; Wants to maintain exclusivity in preparation of reorg plan. Hearing on request scheduled for July 2. Exide wants to delay plan presentation to Court until July 31 and to delay seeking stakeholder approval until Sept. 30. OBJECTIONS TO EXIDE’S REQUEST FOR A DELAY ARE DUE TO BANKRUPTCY COURT BY MAY 30. June 13 will mark one-year anniversary of Exide’s second bankruptcy filing in 12 years

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Waiting until after today’s hearing agenda was amended and finalized, Exide submitted a motion today to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to delay the deadline for the company presenting its bankruptcy reorganization plan to the court. A hearing on that request  is scheduled for July 2, 2014, 11 a.m. EST at U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 8224 Market […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Communities for a Better Environment Releases Exide Fact Sheet

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Communities for a Better Enviornment as issues a Fact Sheet on Exide Vernon. You can see it here And you can download a copy here.

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