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August 2015 - Lead Free Frisco
Archive | August, 2015

EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide can’t put together proper closure plan, but absolves itself of blame for California’s largest toxic cleanup and public health threat

STREETSBLOGLA.COM Exide: Can’t Put Together Proper Closure Plan but Absolves Itself of Blame for Massive Public Health Disaster Tuesday, August 25, 2015 by Sahra Sulaiman “I want you to take a good look at me, ” a fragile-looking young man with a curved spine, hunched shoulders, and gangly arms addressed members of the Exide Community Advisory Committee […]

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EXIDE VERNON – Los Angeles Times Editorial: How to pay for cleaning up all of the contamination from the Exide lead smelter

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Although lax enforcement of environmental laws certainly played a part in this 30-year fiasco, Exide ultimately should be held responsible for the expense.  LOS ANGELES TIMES EDITORIAL How to pay for cleaning up the Exide mess In a photo taken in 2013 by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control during an inspection, the state wrote […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: 58th District Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia issues statement regarding latest DTSC revelation that lead contamination from Exide smelter is much wider than originally thought, and that testing now show residents in City of Commerce are also affected; Calls situation ‘full-blown public health emergency’ and for DTSC to begin cleanup immediately

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Statement from Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia Addressing Lead Contamination by Exide in the City of Commerce Friday, August 21, 2015 As we learned with last night’s announcement by Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), lead contamination spewed by the Exide battery plant knows no political or jurisdictional boundaries and testing now shows residents in the City […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Where will California get the more than $390 million required to clean up lead contamination from possibly as many as 10,000 homes near Exide smelter?

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CBS LOS ANGELES   Where Will State Get The More Than $390M Required To Clean Up Homes Contaminated By Exide Battery Plant August 21, 2015 9:35 PM HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA.com)  —  By all accounts, the numbers are staggering. As many as 10,000 homes contaminated. As much as $400 million to clean up the toxic mess left […]

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THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY INVESTIGATION: Environmental racism exists, and the EPA is one reason why

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THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY INVESTIGATION Environmental Justice, Denied The foisting of pollution on minority communities in America is racism, albeit a subtler type than has been in the news. With the launch of “Environmental Justice, Denied,” the Center for Public Integrity examines the siting of malodorous dumps and sewage plants near the homes of […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: DTSC borrows $7 million from other hazardous waste cleanups in California as stop-gap measure for testing and lead contamination removal from larger area and possibly as many as 10,000 homes near Exide lead smelter

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KPCC 89.3 New Exide soil removal funds borrowed from other contamination cleanups CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AUDIO VERSION OF STORY Molly Peterson August 21, 04:04 PM Toxics regulators announced an additional $7 million for testing and cleanup in an expanded area around the now-closed Exide plant in Vernon, but it did little to mute […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Residents express ire about decades of irresponsible oversight from municipal to federal level of violation-ridden Exide lead smelter and slow pace and underestimated scope of cleanup

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“Why am I hearing about a plan to make another plan?” said Terry Gonzalez-Cano, whose Boyle Heights home was tested last year. She said the tests of her yard detected lead levels as high as 1,550 parts per million and that she was still waiting for it to be cleaned up. Clean up the properties […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Brown urged to appoint independent oversight of cleanup of possibly up to 10,000 homes contaminated with toxic lead dust from Exide smelter

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Exide cleanup: L.A. County supervisor wants independent oversight Shown is the now-shuttered Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Vernon.  (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) By TONY BARBOZA A Los Angeles County supervisor is urging California Gov. Jerry Brown to appoint an independent expert to oversee a soil cleanup of potentially […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: DTSC to begin immediate cleanup of contaminated homes near Exide lead smelter after revelation that up to 10,000 homes could have significant lead exposure

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89.3 KPCC Exide: State to begin immediate cleanup after new report of lead contamination  Molly Peterson August 20, 2015, 8 p.m. PST Equipment for removing lead-polluted soil arrives at a Boyle Heights home in 2014. It’s one of more than 200 homes at which Exide has been required to remove lead contamination. MAYA SUGARMAN/KPCC CLICK […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Removal of Exide’s toxic lead from thousands of homes will be largest cleanup of its kind in California and among the largest nationally


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Exide East LA Residents Demand Cleanup

LOS ANGELES TIMES Exide cleanup: Toxic lead removal could be California’s biggest yet Workers remove topsoil from homes in the 1200 block of South Indiana Street in Boyle Heights that may have been contaminated by lead from an Exide Technologies plant in Vernon.  (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) By TONY BARBOZA The task of removing […]

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EXIDE VERNON COMMUNITY MEETING: Exide Advisory Group Meeting to be held Thursday, Aug. 20, 6 to 8 p.m., at HUNTINGTON PARK COMMUNITY CENTER

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: DTSC underestimates how many homes have been impacted by contamination from Exide’s lead smelter; Agency now says that up to 10,000 homes could be impacted, with possibly as many as 6,000 needing cleanup; Attorney: ‘It’s one of the largest public health disasters in the state if not the nation’

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CLICK HERE FOR COPY OF AUG. 13 DTSC OVERVIEW OF LEAD CONTAMINATION SAMPLING PROGRAMS CLICK HERE FOR COPY OF AUG. 13 DTSC PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE OF DISTRIBUTION OF EXIDE’S LEAD EMISSIONS IN SOIL CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO CBS LOS ANGELES Number Of Potentially Contaminated Homes Near Exide Plant Larger Than Originally Estimated August 13, 2015 10:15 PM By Randy […]

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EXIDE MUNCIE UPDATE: Mayor joins community groups in asking U.S. Justice Department to make Exide do more to protect children from lead spewing from its Munice lead smelter; Emphasizes that “health and safety of our people should be and is our number one priority”

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LINK TO HOOSIER ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL’S EXIDE PAGE MUNCIE STAR-PRESS Mayor joins Exide battery dispute (Photo: Corey Ohlenkamp/The Star Press) Seth Slabaugh, seths@muncie.gannett.com5:11 p.m. EDT July 30, 2015 MUNCIE – — Mayor Dennis Tyler has joined a coalition of environmental and health organizations calling for Exide Technologies to do more to protect children from lead emitted into the […]

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