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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS / MEDIA ROUNDUP – California Department of Toxic Substance Control issues Enforcement Order against Exide; Orders company to set aside sufficient funds to close violation-ridden Vernon lead smelter and to immediately address lead contamination in surrounding community

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THIS WILL BE A WORK-IN-PROGRESS MEDIA ROUNDUP. PLEASE CHECK OUT LINKS TO ADDITIONAL RELATED STORIES BELOW CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCE CONTROL DTSC Announces Enforcement Order FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NOV. 6 – SACRAMENTO – The state Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) today announced an enforcement order against Exide Technologies requiring Exide to set […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles County considers lawsuit against Exide; Supervisor hopes to permanently shutter Exide’s troubled lead smelter

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Exide was named the worst lead polluter in California and the third worst in the nation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “We have been going through the process, we have been respectful,” Molina told EGP. “Ignoring us is not the way to go,” she said about a potential lawsuit. Molina, like many eastside residents, […]

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EXIDE BANKRUPTCY BREAKING NEWS – Exide enters into Plan Support Agreement and also starts sales process for its businesses

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TAKEN FROM EXIDE NEWS RELEASE Exide Technologies Enters Into Plan Support Agreement MILTON, Ga., Nov. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Exide Technologies (the “Company”), a global leader in stored electrical-energy solutions, announced today that it entered into a plan support agreement (“PSA”) with holders of a majority of the principal amount of Exide’s senior secured […]

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EXIDE BANKRUPTCY BREAKING NEWS: Bankrupt Exide gets nod to extend $560 million DIP loan; Exide gives up exclusive ability to file a Chapter 11 plan

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LAW 360 Bankrupt Exide Gets Nod To Extend $560M DIP Loan By Jamie Santo Law360, Wilmington (October 31, 2014, 6:09 PM ET) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge signed off Friday on Exide Technologies Inc.’s proposed extension of its $560 million debtor-in-possession financing package, but only after the battery maker agreed to terminate the Chapter 11 exclusivity period. […]

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EXIDE BANKRUPTCY BREAKING NEWS: Exide unsecured creditors blast extension for $560 million Debtor-in-Possession financing package

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In a motion before the Delaware bankruptcy court, the official committee of unsecured creditors called for the court to order a “fair and appropriate” DIP financing process, and argued that the unofficial committee of secured noteholders is “concocting a scheme” that would lead to a one-party reorganization or a “ridiculously quick credit bid sale that, […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: PLEASE READ AND SHARE! Community leader appeals to California Gov. Jerry Brown regarding very serious concerns about potential sham settlement with violation-ridden Exide; Exide still under criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department for handling of toxic waste

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“It’s just another sign of their lack of oversight. It’s just another sign. You know, they’re not going to do anything until the judge orders them to do something to fix up that place,” A ‘sham settlement’ Msgr. Moretta, who has pastored Resurrection for almost 30 years, was so moved by the latest revelation that […]

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LEAD CLEANUP UPDATE: Fish bones being used with success to remediate lead in soil in urban areas

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Fish bones are made of the phosphate mineral apatite, which readily combines with lead to form pyromorphite, a stable crystalline mineral that can’t be absorbed by the human digestive system.1,2 Now researchers are using fish bones and other phosphate-rich amendments to remediate lead in urban soils. “We have seen reduction in bioaccessibility in some lab samples […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: CBS Los Angeles investigation: Public documents show hazardous waste from Exide Vernon lead smelter repeatedly spilled onto highways and into storm drains that feed Los Angeles River

In a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Exide states the company is under criminal investigation by a federal grand jury investigating potential criminal violations in its transportation of hazardous waste and air emissions. CBS LOS ANGELES CBS2 Investigation: Public Documents Show Hazardous Waste From Exide Plant Spilled Onto Highways, Into Storm Drains […]

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EXIDE BANKRUPTCY NEWS: Dow Jones Bankruptcy Review: Exide could go up for sale before Christmas if bankruptcy deal isn’t reached

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DOW JONES DAILY BANKRUPTCY REVIEW Exide Could Go Up for Sale If Bankruptcy Deal Isn’t Reached Peg Brickley October 14, 2014 (c) 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Ailing battery maker Exide Technologies could be up for sale before Christmas if it can’t come to terms with key creditors on a Chapter 11 bankruptcy-exit plan, new court […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS – Seriously, is anyone really surprised???? — Frisco accuses Exide of minimizing cleanup at closed plant

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Anyone who has given even passing attention to Exide’s global record regarding contamination of communities, the passing of decades in some cases before it even begins cleanup and how flawed those cleanups have been will not find this latest chapter in the Exide’s ongoing negative impact on Frisco surprising at all. For a sampling, check our […]

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EXIDE FAIRFIELD BREAKING NEWS: Latest cleanup to begin of Mill River contaminated by lead from Exide smelter plant that was demolished in 2005

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FAIRFIELD CITIZEN Latest lead cleanup of Mill River ready to launch Genevieve Reilly Published 6:37 am, Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Equipment is in place in the Mill River at the former Exide Battery site in preparation for dredging to begin. Photo: Genevieve Reilly Dredging more than 20,000 cubic yards of lead-contaminated soil from the Mill River […]

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EXIDE BANKRUPTCY UPDATE: Exide gets approval from lenders for extension of its debtor-in-possession credit facility’s maturity date to March 31, 2015

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CNN MONEY Exide Technologies Receives Approval From Lenders to Extend DIP Financing Maturity Date   October 10, 2014: 07:08 AM ET  MILTON, Ga., Oct. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Exide Technologies (OTCQB:XIDEQ), a global leader in stored electrical-energy solutions, announced today that the Company has received all necessary approvals from its lenders, thereby extending its […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS – New California law turns up heat on Exide’s troubled lead smelter in Vernon; Gov. Brown sets deadline for DTSC to give violation-ridden Exide plant permit or shut it down permanently

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CLICK HERE TO READ NEW LAW REGARDING EXIDE The Exide measure the governor signed requires the state Department of Toxic Substances Control to either grant the company a full hazardous-waste permit by the end of next year or shut the facility down. The Vernon plant, which has been allowed to operate with a temporary permit, […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: UPDATED – Community residents and environmental justice groups rally to urge California Gov. Jerry Brown for stronger laws against toxic polluters and to clean up Exide and the DTSC

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RELEASE: COMMUNITY CALLS ON GOVERNOR TO CLEAN UP EXIDE & REFORM STATE’S TOXICS AGENCY  URGE SIGNATURE ON SB 712 (LARA) AND SB 812 (DE LEÓN) September 18, 2014 Senator Kevin de León, Rev. Msgr. John Moretta, and L.A. City Councilmemer Jose Huizar and Boyle Heights/South East L.A. Residents LOS ANGELES – Urging Governor Jerry Brown […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Exide to hold Frisco lead smelter closure Community Open House Sept. 18

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From ad in the Dallas Morning News:   EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES FRISCO RECYCLING CENTER CLOSURE COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 Frisco Heritage Center 6499 Page St., Frisco, TX 75034 Company representatives and technical consultants will be available from 6:30-8:00PM to discuss key project components with interested members of the community www.ExideFriscoClosure.com

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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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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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