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April 2014 - Lead Free Frisco
Archive | April, 2014

EXIDE VERNON: Communities for a Better Environment Releases Exide Fact Sheet

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Communities for a Better Enviornment as issues a Fact Sheet on Exide Vernon. You can see it here And you can download a copy here.

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS – Frisco officials see Exide lead smelter cleanup costs mount; City requests $1.5 million from State fund — total amount Legislature set aside for TCEQ cleanup fund from statewide fee — to help cover increasing costs of closed Exide site

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Both agencies (EPA and TCEQ) must approve all the work that Exide does at the Frisco site, company officials said. The city has no official role in that process. Yet Frisco says it is putting in a lot of work to ensure the cleanup is done right. That includes producing its own detailed cost estimates […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide management decides to temporarily lay off 120 workers because of consequences of its long overdue efforts to come into compliance with on-the-books regional/state/federal laws and regulations

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KPCC – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO Exide lays off more than 120 employees at Vernon plant                                                                               […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: (SEE CORRECTION IN POST) TCEQ denies approval of Exide cleanup plan and lists 34 reasons it believes Exide is cutting corners on required cleanup/agreement; Cites concerns about safety of water for drinking

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CORRECTION This story was originally reported in October, 2013 CBS 11 – DALLAS/FORT WORTH

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

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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

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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

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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.”

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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

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KPCC – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO Jed Kim | April 8th, 2014, 6:40pm A hearing board for the South Coast Air Quality Management District denied a request on Tuesday to allow the battery recycling company Exide Technologies more time to install pollution control devices at its facility in Vernon. RELATED: Exide Technologies FAQ: Everything you […]

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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

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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

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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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