Archive | April, 2015

EXIDE UPDATE: L.A’s toxic waste from Exide’s lead smelter mirrors environmental scandal in Black and minority communities across the U.S.

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ATLANTA BLACKSTAR L.A.’s Toxic Waste Outrage Mirrors Environmental Scandal in Black Communities Across the Country April 18, 2015 | Posted by Curtis Bunn An astonishing 91 percent of residents located within two miles of Los Angeles’ largest toxic waste area are African-American, meaning the pollutants that can cause cancer, heart and lung disease, asthma and other serious […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: (Excellent article!) At what point could the DTSC — California’s environmental protection agency — have stopped Exide’s blatant contamination of Vernon and surrounding communities with the long-time criminal operation of its toxic lead smelter? What lessons does DTSC say it’s learned? We believe similar agencies nationwide — from the municipal to the federal level — should pay attention and review their own actions regarding Exide


She was referring to the impressive level of negligence on the part of the DTSC and other relevant authorities that allowed Exide (and its predecessors) to operate without a formal permit and largely with impunity for decades. As we recently charted here, Exide has repeatedly violated air quality and other standards by improperly storing lead-acid batteries, […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ approves $2.45 million penalty against long-time serial polluter Exide for numerous hazardous waste violations at its contaminated and now closed Frisco lead smelter

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CLICK HERE TO READ MOTION FOR TCEQ’S AGREED ENFORCEMENT ORDER AGAINST EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES DALLAS MORNING NEWS TCEQ OKs $2.45 million penalty against Exide over violations in Frisco   This aerial photo from Exide’s Frisco facility earlier this month shows the crystallization unit on the left, a stormwater retention pond at the top and a wastewater […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: DTSC March – Spring 2015 monthly report about investigation, closure and cleanup of Exide lead smelter


This update is issued monthly by DTSC to provide interested community members with information about the Vernon, CA Exide Technologies (Exide) facility. The Monthly Status Update summarizes the investigation, closure, and cleanup activities under California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) oversight that occurred through March 2015, as well as activities that are anticipated in […]

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EXIDE BANKRUPTCY BREAKING NEWS: Shareholders of bankrupt Exide ask judge to certify $2.7 million investor class action because Exide and a group of 10 Exide executives and board members knew that Vernon lead smelter was violating environmental regulations because it was leaking toxins and they concealed that in public statements and financial filings

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The plaintiffs, which includes both shareholders and senior note holders, allege that Exide and a group of 10 Exide executives and board members knew that the company’s Vernon, California, facility was leaking toxins and concealed this fact in public statements and financial filings, leading investors to buy shares at inflated prices. LAW 360 Exide Investors […]

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EXIDE BREAKING NEWS: Retiring Harley Davidson president and CEO named chairman of bankruptcy prone criminal polluter Exide Technologies


MILWAUKEE BUSINESS JOURNAL Harley-Davidson’s Wandell named chairman of Exide Technologies Keith Wandell is retiring May 1 as president and chief executive officer of Harley-Davidson Inc. / Andy Manis/Bloomberg Mar 31, 2015, 10:26am CDT UPDATED: Mar 31, 2015, 11:13am CDT Tom Held Reporter- Milwaukee Business Journal Email  |  Twitter Keith Wandell, the retiring president and chief executive officer of Harley-Davidson Inc., is […]

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