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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Regulators move to shut down Exide lead smelter

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SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT “Exide has had recurring operational problems this year and a troubled compliance history over the past several years,” said Barry Wallerstein, SCAQMD’s executive officer. “These problems have resulted in excess emissions of lead and arsenic – two highly toxic metals – that have imposed a significant health risk to […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS – California state senators call for U.S. bankruptcy court to exempt personal injury claims by Vernon area residents from Exide’s bankruptcy proceedings; Oct. 31 deadline to submit proof if want to file claim for damages; Community meeting to discuss filing of claims to be held Oct. 21

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“Residents of Vernon and surrounding communities have been notified by the court that they have until Oct. 31 to submit proof if they want to file a claim for damages against Exide… Residents who have received a claim form regarding Exide’s bankruptcy may be interested in attending the next Resurrection Church Neighborhood Watch meeting in […]

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EXIDE VERNON TOWN HALL MEETING MEDIA ROUNDUP – Citing regulators as Cartel of Contamination, residents express anger, demand closing of Exide lead smelter during heated meeting; state legislators call for investigative audits of DTSC after release of Golden Wasteland report

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NBC LOS ANGELES Outrage Over Exide Battery Recycling Plant in Vernon By Beverly White, Sean Browning Oct 9, 2013 Nearby residents expressed their concerns at a meeting Tuesday night over a battery plant reopening after it was found to have spewed toxins. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Oct. 8, […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control announces additional requirements on Exide lead smelter

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 DTSC – EXIDE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS The deadline to file objections is 4 p.m. EST, on October 29. The hearing with the Bankruptcy Court judge is set for 3 p.m. EST, November 5.  CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Contact: Sanford (Sandy) Nax October 7, 2013 916-708-4303 […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: IMPORTANT TOWN HALL MEETING ABOUT EXIDE – Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m. PST, Resurrection Catholic Church, Los Angeles

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TOWN HALL MEETING ON EXIDE Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Resurrection Catholic Church—Hall 3324 Opal Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023 (Boyle Heights)     GLORIA MOLINA – LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – FIRST DISTRICT Exploring ‘All Legal and Administrative Options’ to Stop Exide in Vernon Oct 04 The toxic Exide […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: DTSC reports it issued Exide temporary authorization for implementation of plan to replace stormwater management system; open for review until Nov. 4

In a September 2013 Public Notice, the California Department of Toxic Substance Control reported that on Aug. 21, it had given Exide temporary authorization for the implementation of its Stormwater Management System Replacement Plan. The temporary authorization can be appealed and the deadline for requesting a review is Nov. 4, 2013. You can read the […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Judge to review order shielding Exide lead smelter from shutdown by regulators

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DOW JONES DAILY BANKRUPTCY REVIEW Judge to Review Order Shielding Exide Plant From Regulators   Last update: 9/24/2013 4:53:37 PM By Peg Brickley The California judge who earlier this year barred state environmental authorities from shutting down an Exide Technologies (XIDEQ) battery plant has signaled he’s ready to reconsider his decision. Judge Luis A. Lavin […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide ordered to cut production after lead emissions exceed standards

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SOUTH COAST AIR MANAGEMENT QUALITY DISTRICT NOTICE OF VIOLATION TO EXIDE Important Update: Lead Monitoring Adjacent to Exide On Monday September 9, 2013, a monitor at the Exide Technologies facility in Vernon exceeded the ambient air lead concentration of 0.15 ug/m3 averaged over a 30-day period.  As a result, the SCAQMD is issuing a Notice […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Blood lead level tests for residents need work; Value of tests near Exide lead smelter questioned

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THE DAILY TROJAN – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (OPINION COLUMN) Blood tests for Vernon residents need work By Valerie Yu · Daily Trojan Posted Yesterday (Sept. 16, 2013) at 7:48 pm in Columns, Opinion Recently, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services announced its plans to launch a blood test for lead poisoning to settle […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide will pay for blood lead level tests for South Los Angeles residents

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Exide plant will pay for blood tests for residents Los Angeles County health agency offers residents of areas near Vernon battery recycler free checks for lead contamination. More than 250,000 people in southeast Los Angeles could be affected by the Exide emissions, authorities say, though it is unclear if anyone has been […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Community organizes to shut down lead smelter; Elected leaders pledge to fight Exide

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“The solution … is right here in this room,” Huntington Park Councilwoman Karina Macias told a packed meeting hall at Resurrection Catholic Church in Boyle Heights. “More marches. More meetings like this one.” “Everyone should feel a moral obligation because it is a matter of life and death,” said one speaker. EGP News Community Organizes […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Prospect of Exide lead smelter getting clearance to keep operating worries neighbors, watchdog group

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That news makes Doelores Mejia angry. Mejia sits outside the public library in Boyle Heights, watching kids come to check out books. Regulators have warned her L.A. neighborhood, and the cities of Bell and Maywood, that Exide’s airborne pollution raises their risk of cancer. “They’ve told us what arsenic does to us, and lead,” she said, noting the threat to children, […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Exide lead smelter one of stops on Toxic Tour of Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Trash talk and the real dirt on a ‘toxic tour’ of Los Angeles A ‘toxic tour’ past rail yards, smokestacks and refineries aims to show officials the consequences of their decisions in low-income, predominantly Latino communities in southeast L.A. By Tony Barboza July 27, 2013, 7:21 p.m. You won’t find any homes of […]

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EXIDE VERNON MEDIA UPDATE: Experts reveal possible health hazards caused by Exide plant; Residents attending Town Hall meeting urged to rally against Exide lead smelter

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 CBS LOS ANGELES Experts Reveal Possible Health Hazards Caused By Vernon Battery Plant July 31, 2013 11:34 PM July 31, 2013 11:34 PM BELL (CBSLA.com) — Bell residents gathered Wednesday night to hear about the potential health hazards caused by a battery recycling factory in the neighboring city of Vernon permitted in June to re-open. The […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: SCAQMD permit hearing for Exide, as well as Community Forum/Town Hall meeting to discuss health risks from Exide smelter to be held tomorrow, July 31

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District will hold a permit hearing for Exide beginning at 9 a.m. PST, tomorrow, Wed., July 31, at its headquarters in Diamond Bar, CA. Exide’s Vernon, CA,  lead smelter, which was temporarily closed in April by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control because of arsenic emissions, has been […]

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