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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide — once again — exeeds lead limits

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Exide recycling plant exceeds lead limits again, officials say Amid air quality regulators’ efforts to temporarily shut down the Vernon plant, production is cut due to lead emission violations. Protesters rally at the Exide Technologies facility in Vernon last October. (Christina House, For The Times / October 30, 2013) By Jessica Garrison […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: California State Senate panel to hold hearing Jan. 15 on Department of Toxic Substance Control’s lax oversight of hazardous waste operations such as Exide’s Vernon lead smelter

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A Los Angeles Times investigation published last year found that the agency’s tracking system, required by state law, was so flawed that officials could not account for 174,000 tons of hazardous material shipped for disposal in the last five years. The Times also reported that the agency is often slow to act and ineffectual in […]

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VERNON EXIDE BREAKING NEWS: SCAQMD board hearing tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 10, to propose adoption of Amended Rule 1420.1 to reduce arsenic emissions and other key toxic air contaminant emissions from large lead smelter/lead-acid battery recycling facilities such as Exide’s troubled Vernon facility

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South Coast Air Quality Management Governing Board hearing to propose adoption of Amended Rule 1420.1 – Emission Standards for Lead and Other Toxic Air Contaminants from Large Lead-Acid Battery Facilities on January 10, 2014, originally scheduled for December 6, 2013. Proposed Amended Rule 1420.1 seeks to reduce arsenic emissions and other key toxic air contaminant […]

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EXIDE MUNCIE BREAKING NEWS: Exide to clean up pollution in Muncie, still faces unresolved notice of violation

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The company recently settled a notice of violation brought by the state that allegedly involved brown-colored, lead-contaminated water along a storage area and rail spur and dead vegetation near a ditch leading to a storm water outfall. The Muncie factory still faces a second, unresolved notice of violation concerning an alleged oil leak from equipment; […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: City of Vernon orders Exide to clean up high levels of hazardous waste found on streets, sidewalks and storm water catch basins, which exceed State levels for lead and arsenic, or face fines, jail

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EGPNEWS.COM Vernon Does About Face, Orders Exide to Clean Up Failure to comply could result in fines or jail time. By EGP Staff Report Following in the footsteps of the state Department of Toxic Substance Control, the city of Vernon has ordered Exide Technologies to clean up high levels of hazardous waste found on streets, […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS – Proposition 65 required warning about Exide lead smelter’s contamination of surrounding area

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Newspaper ad published today with Proposition 65 required warning of the contamination of areas surrounding Exide’s Vernon lead smelter. Please share! Also on Lead Free Frisco facebook page.  

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TIME TO STATE THE OBVIOUS: Exide’s and others’ ongoing toxic contamination of communities across the U.S. without significant consquences is due to total systemic failure of municipal, state, regional and federal agencies to meet their responsibilities to protect people and the environment. This LA Times special report documents failure at the state level…

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…Connect the special investigative report by The Los Angeles Times below with the great investigative work done by respected media organizations like USA Today and NPR and The Center for Public Integrity and Bill Moyers & Company, as well as the ongoing, ground-breaking research work being done by globally respected scientists such as Dr. Howard […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Cleanup costs elusive more than a year after Exide’s closure in Frisco

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DALLAS MORNING NEWS  Cleanup costs elusive more than a year after Exide’s closure in Frisco By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Staff Writer vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com Published: 25 December 2013 10:52 PM Updated: 25 December 2013 11:08 PM Total costs to clean up contamination in Frisco are still up in the air more than a year after the Exide Technologies […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: DTSC issues Exide urgent emergency cleanup order because of at or near hazardous levels of toxic metals concentrations found in soil and dust samples; Concerns about rains washing toxins into Los Angeles River set Jan. 31 as deadline cleanup must be completed

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“DTSC considers the elevated concentrations of lead and other contaminants … an immediate threat to human health and the environment (i.e. the Los Angeles River),” regulators wrote to Exide, one of the world’s largest battery recyclers. Agency officials also noted in a separate memo earlier this month that “lead…and arsenic was detected in several locations […]

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EXIDE VERNON MEDIA ROUND-UP – Residents urge closure of Exide lead smelter during first SCAQMD hearing

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Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Downey), who represents many of the affected areas, called the company “one of the worst environmental polluters of lead and arsenic in California.” “Without board action … hundreds of thousands of local residents and their children will continue to be at risk of silently being poisoned by dangerous emissions,” she said. Natural […]

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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 FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Frisco seeks to add fourth site contaminated by Exide lead smelter to cleanup operations

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The latest site for cleanup sits along Stewart Creek between the city’s proposed Grand Park and Exide. It includes three tracts of land immediately west and south of the Frisco Discovery Center. The center is home to a Black Box Theater, art gallery and children’s science museum. The land is owned by the Frisco Community […]

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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 FRISCO UPDATE: Citizen-led cleanup finds more battery chips from Exide lead smelter along Stewart Creek

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Click here to see a video of some of the battery chips found in Stewart Creek.   DALLAS MORNING NEWS More Exide battery chips found along Frisco creek By Valerie Wigglesworth vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com 4:20 pm on November 12, 2013 These were among the battery chips found during Saturday’s cleanup along Stewart Creek. (Courtesy Frisco Unleaded) Dozens […]

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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 FRISO NEWS UPDATE: What to do with the toxic, harzadous waste from Exide lead smelter in Frisco?

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CBS DFW What to Do With Exide Waste in Frisco? FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – The Exide battery recycling plant in Frisco has been shut down for a year. But some Frisco residents said that the fight is not yet over. The issue is what to do with the waste from the plant — bury it or […]

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EXIDE BATON ROUGE BREAKING NEWS: Demolition of Baton Rouge Exide lead smelter finally begins with elected officials and environmental groups concerned about problems at other Exide facilities, particularly Frisco

Citing problems at other Exide facilities particularly in Frisco, Texas, environmental groups and politicians have urged the state Department of Environmental Quality to make sure that as the Exide Technologies Baton Rouge Recycling Center in north Baton Rouge is shut down, that it is done correctly and that the state looks for signs of contamination. […]

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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 FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Exide proposes more tests to determine extent of contamination on Frisco property

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The latest proposal from Exide Technologies includes testing areas of Stewart Creek that are located downstream from its Frisco plant for contamination. (Courtesy of Southwest Geoscience) NEIGHBORS GO FRISCO Exide proposes more tests to determine extent of contamination on Frisco property By Valerie Wigglesworth vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com 6:03 pm on October 30, 2013 Exide Technologies is tentatively […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Citizens group wants Frisco to remove all toxic waste from Exide lead smelter site; Frisco consultant says moving hazardous waste in soil to another location not preferred by City, unless its containment efforts don’t work

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Exide must also take steps related to a recent TCEQ notice of enforcement that found the company mishandled and improperly treated hazardous waste at the Frisco plant since 1998. Hazardous waste was first discovered in Exide’s landfill several years ago. The landfill is not permitted to contain hazardous waste. The main contaminants of concern are […]

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