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August 2014 - Lead Free Frisco
Archive | August, 2014

Exide targeted in Federal criminal probe of Vernon plant

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CLICK HERE TO READ EXIDE’S 10-Q FILING WITH THE SEC WALL STREET JOURNAL Exide Targeted in Federal Criminal Probe of California Plant Battery Maker Receives Grand Jury Subpoena Involving Lead-Recycling Plant August 15, 2014 12:02 PM By PEG BRICKLEY Exide Technologies has been hit with a grand jury subpoena in connection with a criminal investigation […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide announces layoffs of 64 employees at Vernon plant

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LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL Exide Announces Layoffs By ANDREW EDWARDS Thursday, August 14, 2014 Exide Technologies announced layoffs of 64 employees at the Vernon battery recycling facility that has been blamed for lead and arsenic emissions. The layoffs, announced Thursday, affect 61 employees who are members of the United Steelworkers Union and three salaried employees. […]

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EXIDE BANKRUPTCY BREAKING NEWS: Federal judge rules that Exide executives can’t escape investor lawsuit over environmental issues

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“These allegations support that the [company’s Vernon, California-based] facility was critical to Exide’s operations, and that the environmental contamination issues at Vernon were severe,” Judge Wilson said. “In conjunction with Exide’s environmental reporting system, these allegations support a cogent inference that defendants were aware of Vernon’s environmental issues… Further, given the plaintiffs had provided statements […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: LA Board of Supervisors send letter to California Gov. Brown blasting ‘piece-meal approach’, slow testing, cleanup of lead from Exide smelter; Seek review of DTSC actions that have allowed Exide to operate for decades without full permit and failed prosecution of Exide’s repeated serious environmental violations

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“This piece-meal approach to an urgent environmental hazard violates the clear commitments made to the County and community leaders by DTSC,” the letter says. “County officials have repeatedly urged the State to prepare for recalcitrance by Exide and take the necessary steps to ensure that all 39 homes were tested and remediated without delay…  Supervisors […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: East LA residents demand testing, cleanup near Exide battery plant


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Exide East LA Residents Demand Cleanup

CBS LOS ANGELES East LA Residents Demand Testing, Cleanup Near Exide Battery Plant August 11, 2014 8:36 PM EAST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — East Los Angeles residents are demanding cleanup efforts near the Exide Technologies battery recycling plant expand amid fears toxic contamination is more widespread than originally thought. Hazardous-materials workers Monday began removing lead-contaminated dirt from the yard of a […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide begins removing lead-tainted soil from homes near Vernon smelter; State expands soil testing for lead from Exide plant to at least 144 more homes

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89.2 KPCC – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO Exide to remove lead-polluted soil from 2 homes north of its Vernon plant By Molly Peterson August 11, 09:06 PM Exide begins to remove lead-polluted soil on Monday morning at a house on the 1200 block of La Puerta Street in Boyle Heights.   MAYA SUGARMAN/KPCC AUDIO FROM […]

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