Archive | June, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Coalition urges DTSC to amend and reissue existing suspension order for Exide’s Vernon lead smelter; Facility should be shut down until all facts are known


June 18, 2013, 9:32 a.m. EDT DTSC Urged to Amend and Reissue the Existing Suspension Order; Exide’s Vernon Facility Should Be Shut Down Until All Facts Are Known VERNON, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 18, 2013) – A broad coalition of residents, factory workers and community leaders are asking Judge Luis Lavin and public agencies to put […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Exide allowed to reopen troubled Vernon smelter pending July court hearing


LOS ANGELES TIMES Battery recycler Exide Technologies allowed to reopen pending hearing Exide Technologies, one of the world’s largest makers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries, said in court papers that since the plant’s April 24 closure by state regulators, the Georgia company has had to tap other sources of lead, driving up costs and cutting […]

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BREAKING NEWS/MEDIA ROUND-UP: Exide files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection; gets tentative approval for $500 million debtor-in-possession loan


CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO EXIDE’S CHAPTER 11 PETITION/AFFIDAVIT CLICK HERE FOR EXIDE NEWS RELEASE BLOOMBERG Exide Wins Initial Loan Approval to Operate in Bankruptcy By Steven Church – Jun 11, 2013 11:02 AM CT Exide Technologies (XIDE), the 125-year-old battery maker, won initial court approval to borrow as much as $500 million to replace […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Wall Street Journal Report – Exide preparing for potential bankruptcy-protection filing by summer


THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Exide Technologies Prepares for Bankruptcy Filing June 6, 2013, 4:26 p.m. ET By EMILY GLAZER Exide Technologies Inc.,( XIDE -16.38%) the car- and machine-battery maker, is preparing for a potential bankruptcy-protection filing by this summer, said people familiar with the matter. The Milton, Ga., company, which faces a September debt payment, […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Three-day administrative hearing that will impact re-opening of Exide’s Vernon plant begins; community health risk meetings find citizens want Exide to clean up or shut down


(A three-day hearing on Exide’s Notice of Defense regarding the temporary closure of its Vernon lead smelter will be held June 3-5, 2013. The hearing will be in front of an administrative law judge. The hearing is open to the public, but no public comment will be accepted. The outcome of the hearing will impact […]

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REPORT – Frisco citizens group raises contamination concerns about planned Grand Park expansion adjacent to Exide lead smelter site


(Some of the photographs from the 1,300 page EPA on-site inspection report and from the TCEQ on-site inspection report on the Exide Frisco lead smelter, are posted on the Lead Free Frisco flickr photostream here. Specific photos EPA inspectors took of lead slag and Stewart Creek can be found here. You can download and read […]

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NEWS: Exide closing Bristol, TN plant that received $34.3 million in federal stimulus funds in 2009


KINGSPORT (TENNESSEE) TIMES NEWS Exide Ceasing Operations at Bristol Plant CLICK HERE TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT $34.3 MILLION U.S. GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC RECOVERY GRANT TO EXIDE IN 2009 May 31st, 2013 1:16 pm by Hank Hayes Exide Corporation Battery Plant in Bristol, Tenn. David Grace file photo. Update: 3:55 p.m. An Exide Technologies quarterly report indicates […]

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