Archive | December, 2013

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


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…


…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 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


“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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SCAQMD CALIFORNIA BREAKING NEWS: Agency orders RSR-owned Quemetco lead smelter to perform health risk study after source test shows elevated levels of arsenic emissions


“Quemetco has been held up by the district as how a responsible company is supposed to operate. If they can’t meet the arsenic standards, you have to question whether either of these companies should be allowed to continue to operate,” said David Pettit, a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council. LOS ANGELES TIMES […]

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


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

SCAQMD Petition

For more information contact the Clerk of the Board at (909) 396-2500 or email 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


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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