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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: Exide still spewing excess lead emissions despite state ordered production cuts

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Exide records excess lead emissions, despite cutbacks BY JESSICA GARRISON AND KIM CHRISTENSEN October 2, 2013, 10:40 p.m. Even after being forced to cut production last month because of high lead emissions, a Vernon battery recycler has continued to violate limits on releases of the potent neurotoxin, regulators said Wednesday. A monitor […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Hoping to improve public image, Vernon urges action on Exide lead smelter by South Coast Air Quality Management District

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MAKE NOTE – Tuesday, Oct. 8 6-8pm–Senator Kevin De Leon will host a Town Hall Meeting on Exide Technologies at Resurrection Church in Boyle Heights. Regulators will update the public on efforts to reduce lead emissions from the facility. Resurrection Church is located at 3324 Opal St, L.A. 90023. For information, call (213) 483-9300 or email […]

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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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MUST WATCH: LEAD WARS: The Politics of Science and The Fate of America’s Children

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On the May 17 episode of Moyers & Company (PBS),  Bill Moyers interviewed David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz, public health historians and authors of the book, Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children. For years, Rosner and Markowitz have been taking on the chemical industry, writing about the hazards of […]

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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: Arsenic emissions from Exide lead smelter pose “chronic hazard”

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Arsenic emissions from Vernon firm Exide pose ‘chronic hazard’ Emissions from battery recycler Exide pose a ‘chronic hazard’ to more than 250,000 people in surrounding areas, air district officials say. Risks include neurological changes in children. The latest report comes after a health-risk report released in the spring showed elevated arsenic emissions […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide asks bankruptcy court to halt $115 million putative class action suit over environmental hazards at Vernon lead smelter

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The class alleged in its April 25 complaint that the company was discharging toxic lead, hazardous waste, arsenic and other chemicals into the air and soil at its Vernon, Calif., plant. It claimed damages to the plaintiff and others living in Los Angeles County. The suit came the day after the company was forced to […]

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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 BREAKING NEWS: CA state officials order Exide to begin testing dust and soil in neighborhoods around Vernon plant for lead, arsenic and toxic substances that pose community health risk

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Exide to begin testing for dangerous metals buildup in neighborhood Responding to Exide neighbors’ health concerns, California ordered Vernon battery plant to test for toxic substances in soil and dust. By Jessica Garrison August 27, 2013, 10:56 p.m. State officials have ordered a Vernon battery recycler to begin testing dust and soil in […]

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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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BREAKING NEWS: EXIDE VERNON – With conditions, court grants preliminary injunction for operations temporarily until administrative hearings can be scheduled for continuation, completion

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With conditions, the Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday granted Exide a preliminary injunction, allowing the company to temporarily continue operations at its troubled Vernon, CA, lead smelter until administrative hearings before Administrative Law Judge Julie Cabos-Owen can be scheduled for continuation and completion. The court granted the preliminary injunction under the conditions that the company […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: LA County Supervisors join debate about whether Exide plant should continue to operate; directs lawyers to prepare report identifying all available legal, administrative options to prevent toxic emissions from plant; South Coast AQMD orders Exide to report on ways to reduce toxic risk by Sept. 1

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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL EXIDE VERNON FACTS -UPDATED   A report by Exide to the AQMD calculated a maximum individual cancer risk of 156 in a million for those working near the facility, which is located in a largely industrial area. That risk is far above the agency’s public threshold of 10 in […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Coalition urges DTSC to amend and reissue existing suspension order for Exide’s Vernon lead smelter; Facility should be shut down until all facts are known

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June 18, 2013, 9:32 a.m. EDT DTSC Urged to Amend and Reissue the Existing Suspension Order; Exide’s Vernon Facility Should Be Shut Down Until All Facts Are Known VERNON, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 18, 2013) – A broad coalition of residents, factory workers and community leaders are asking Judge Luis Lavin and public agencies to put […]

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