Archive | September, 2015

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, DENIED INVESTIGATIVE SERIES UPDATE: EPA plans more aggreessive civil-rights reviews; Stung by criticism that it doesn’t properly investigate discrimination claims, the agency promise reforms

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THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY EPA plans more aggressive civil-rights reviews Stung by criticism that it doesn’t properly investigate discrimination claims, the agency promises reforms By Kristen Lombardi 7 hours, 13 minutes ago Updated: 2 hours, 51 minutes ago A truck drives toward a dumping area at the Arrowhead Landfill in Uniontown, Alabama. John Brecher/NBC News The Environmental […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Residents question why Exide’s lead contamination cleanup only includes yards and not sidewalk strips

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89.3 KPCC – Southern California Public Radio Residents question why Exide’s contamination cleanup included yards but not sidewalk strips Parkways along La Puerta Street in Boyle Heights were not cleaned up when contamination clean up crews came through to dig up yards and replace sod. The parkways belong to the city and the Department of […]

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EXIDE COMMERCE BREAKING NEWS: Cleanup of contamination from Exide lead smelter to be discussed at Commerce City Council meeting TONIGHT


CITY OF COMMERCE, CA NEWS RELEASE The Commerce City Council and staff has been working with state representatives to ensure residents and businesses are informed of the findings by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control and South Coast Air Quality Management District regarding the Exide Technology Facility cleanup. The City Council will receive a […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: PUBLIC COMMENTS ACCEPTED THROUGH SEPT. 24 — Proposal for closing contaminated lead smelter’s landfill is key step in Frisco’s cleanup plans with Exide

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The proposed final closure plan for the landfill is available on Exide’s website at Public comments will be accepted through Sept. 24. DALLAS MORNING NEWS Landfill proposal a key step in Exide cleanup plan  G.J. McCarthy/Staff Photographer Aerial photograph shows abandoned structures on the former site of Exide Technologies in Frisco. By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Follow @vlwigg […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Residents demand state agencies clean up Exide lead contamination now

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“No matter what is in that soil, it’s a result of your failure,” said Terry Cano. “Clean it up first and figure it out later.” Residents Demand State Agencies Clean Exide Contamination Now By Nancy Martinez, EGP Staff Writer For the first 17 years of his life, Jose Anthony Gutierrez lived in Vernon, not […]

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EXIDE COMMERCE: Exide lead contamination taint blows over to City of Commerce

cityofcommerce Exide Taint Blows Over to City of Commerce By Jacqueline Garcia, EGP Staff Writer The City of Commerce had joined a long list of communities affected by lead contamination from a Vernon-based battery recycling plant permanently closed in March for hazardous waste violations. The disturbing news was announced last week by the Department of […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Wider lead contamination path from Exide smelter hasn’t sparked more blood tests

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Wider Exide contamination hasn’t sparked more blood lead tests 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 criticisms from activists who say that lead contamination should be prompting faster response.  MOLLY PETERSON/KPCC Elizabeth Aguilera August 27 […]

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