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EXIDE VERNON – COMMUNITIES FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT: Washing our hands of Exide

COMMUNITIES FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT Washing Our Hands of Exide Residents express their outrage during a community meeting hosted by the SCAQMD. Vernon, CA shares a dubious association with Frisco, TX, Baton Rouge, LA, Atlanta, GA and perhaps other cities: their soil, air, and water have been contaminated by the battery recycler, Exide Technologies. Vernon, […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Community members, elected officials hold rally calling for statewide action to address chronic polluters like Exide

CBS LOS ANGELES Officials Rally At Vernon Recycling Plant Urging Action To Address Chronic Polluters April 14, 2014 10:58 AM VERNON (CBSLA.com) — Community members and elected officials from across Los Angeles and Riverside held a rally Monday calling for statewide action to address chronic polluters. The group gathered at 10 a.m. in front of Exide Technologies’ […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Statewide Call to Action – #Healthy Hoods not Toxic Hotspots Rally and News Conference – Monday, April 14, 10 AM, PST, Exide lead smelter – 2700 S. Indiana, Vernon, CA

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ALLIANCE AND COMMUNITIES FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT #Health Hoods not Toxic Hotspots Rally & Press Conference Monday April 14th at Exide! STATEWIDE CALL TO ACTION Join the fight to ensure No More Exides and win healthy hoods throughout California! April 14th at 10 am Exide, 2700 S Indiana St, Vernon […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: SCAQMD files second Order of Abatement petition again Exide lead smelter expressing concerns that if plant resumed operations, Exide would be even more likely to continue violating regional/federal lead emission standards. Agency cites that even with smelter shut down, Exide exceeded lead emission standards for 18 consecutive days in March/April, and officials called one of the violations “knowing, willful and intentional.”

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) today filed a petition with its Hearing Board seeking to prohibit Exide Technologies from activities that have caused violations of the agency’s ambient lead standard on 18 consecutive days.  “Exide’s facility is so contaminated with lead that they are causing violations of our ambient lead standard at […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS – Exide denied more time to reduce arsenic pollution and denied permission to resume lead smelting; plant to remain closed until safety concerns fixed

KPCC – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO Exide Denied More Time to Reduce Arsenic Pollution                                                                                   […]

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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

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 ATLANTA BREAKING NEWS — 26 years after closing plant, Exide still has yet to clean up contaminated soil on factory site, hinders redevelopment of Atlanta Beltline site

Exide is still on the hook for cleaning up the site under a 2003 Environmental Protecting Agency agreement. But that’s complicated, too, as Exide recently entered bankruptcy. Its public relations firm did not respond to CL. Exide operated the facility from 1948 to 1988, according to the EPA. Between 2006 and 2008, the feds conducted […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: AGAIN?! WHY IS THIS BEING ALLOWED?? ANOTHER VIOLATION OF FEDERAL AIR QUALITY STANDARDS – WHERE IS THE EPA?! Excessive lead emissions detected at Exide’s violation-ridden lead smelter

FROM SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT WEBSITE March 28, 2014 NEW Additional Notices of Violation have been issued to Exide. A total of 3 Notices of Violation have been issued – one for each day the 30-day rolling average ambient lead concentration at the “North East” monitor exceeded 0.15  micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3) (March […]

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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

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 – LOS ANGELES TIMES EDITORIAL – Vernon’s Exide battery plant: An environmental wake-up call

 There’s no clearer sign that state environmental regulators have failed to protect public health than the warning issued this month to parents living in the shadow of the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon: Don’t let children play in the dirt in your backyard…. The example of Exide must be a wake-up call to Gov. Jerry […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: With misgivings and real doubts, SQAQMD okays plan Exide claims will reduce health dangers from its lead smelter operations

Barry Wallerstein, the executive officer of the air district, was not so upbeat about the announcement. He said that despite approving the plan, he has real doubts about Exide’s “ability and/or desire” to comply with emission rules designed to protect public health. He noted that the company has continued to rack up violations of air […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS / MEDIA ROUNDUP: Angry residents urge state to shut down Exide smelter after high lead levels found in soil in nearby homes

LOS ANGELES TIMES Angry residents confront state officials over Exide plant Neighbors of the Vernon battery recycler urge the state to shut it down after the discovery of high lead levels in nearby homes.   By Jessica GarrisonMarch 19, 2014, 10:38 p.m. Furious residents confronted state officials at a community meeting Wednesday night to discuss the […]

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

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 BREAKING NEWS: Lead worries deepen near Exide lead smelter in Vernon

LOS ANGELES TIMES Lead worries deepen near Exide plant in Vernon Discovery of potent neurotoxin in neighbors’ yards compounds fears of pollution from the Vernon battery recycler. Crystal Garcia, 26, is concerned about the safety of her children — Melonie, 4, left, and Jesse, 3 — since elevated levels of lead have been found in […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approves creation of Task Force aimed at closing Exide lead smelter and identifying other industrial health threats

LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS Los Angeles County creates task force to battle industrial pollution By Elizabeth Marcellino, City News Service POSTED: 03/11/14, 12:41 PM PDT | LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved the creation of a task force aimed at closing a battery recycling plant in Vernon and identifying other industrial […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: California Gov. Jerry Brown intervenes in Exide lead smelter case

California Governor Jerry Brown Intervenes in Case of Exide Technologies  NEWS RELEASE FROM CONSUMER WATCHDOG Governor Jerry Brown today intervened in the case of Vernon lead battery recycler Exide Technologies that has threatened public health with hazardous emissions of lead. The governor discussed the case with regulators at the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS / MEDIA ROUND-UP: Lead found in soil of homes, pre-school near Exide smelter; health alert issued – March 21 set as deadline for Exide to come up with plan to protect children and pregnant women

CLICK HERE TO READ DTSC FACT SHEET ABOUT EXIDE LEAD CONTAMINATION OF SOIL  The state found that every home tested had lead contamination in the soil that exceeded California’s screening level of 80 parts per million. One home in Boyle Heights had samples above 580 parts per million. The preschool, which is farther north, was […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles County Supervisor proposes ‘toxic threat strike team’ to take action against Exide, others, when State fails to do so

LOS ANGELES TIMES L.A. Supervisor Molina proposes ‘toxic threat strike team’ to take action against Exide, others when State fails to act The Exide Technologies plant in Vernon, Calif., which has been accused of endangering tens of thousands of people with its lead and arsenic emissions. (Christina House / For the Times / October 30, 2013) By Jessica GarrisonMarch […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS – Frisco accuses Exide of being in default of agreement

CBS 11 NEWS Frisco Accuses Exide Of Being In Default of Agreement   February 25, 2014 7:36 PM Story by CBS NEWS 11 Reporter Jack Fink FRISCO (CBS 11 NEWS) - It’s been nearly two years since the city of Frisco and Exide Technologies agreed to shut down and demolish the battery recycling plant. But the CBS-11 […]

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