Archive | January, 2013

Watchdog to probe EPA handling of lead smelter risk


From The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog plans to investigate the agency’s performance in addressing the health risks posed by lead smelters in the wake of a USA TODAY investigation. The action was announced this week as part of the Inspector General’s action plan for 2013. USA TODAY’s ongoing “Ghost Factories” investigation found the […]

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Exide to pay $225,000 civil penalty for violations found by EPA

From By Valerie Wigglesworth Exide Technologies has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $225,000 for violations found by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during inspections at its Frisco plant in 2009 and 2010. The details are spelled out in a consent agreement and final order filed by the EPA on Dec. 18. Exide […]

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