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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Natural Resources Defense Council on SQAQMD moves to shut down Exide lead smelter

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NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL SCAQMD Moves To Shut Down Lead Smelter By Dave Pettit Director, Southern California Air Program Posted October 22, 2013 Exide Technologies is a lead-acid battery recycling company in Vernon, California, with a history of air pollution and soil pollution problems.  Exide has been operating with an interim permit to dispose of […]

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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 BREAKING NEWS: Coalition of East Los Angeles elected leaders seek role in Exide cleanup; Oct. 29 deadline to file objections to Exide’s stipulation with DTSC

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“Exide is using smoking doors and mirrors to hide the fact that it doesn’t want to spend the money to install emission control equipment that works and that is just not acceptable.” – Daniel Crespo, Mayor, Bell Gardens Vernon, California (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 “Exide must comply with DTSC and SCAQMD regulations,” said Maywood Councilmember […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Protestors from throughout Los Angeles demand shutdown of Exide lead smelter

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ABC 7 – LOS ANGELES Protesters demand shutdown of Exide plant Friday, October 11, 2013 By Q McCray VERNON, Calif. (KABC) — There’s a growing effort in and around the city of Vernon to shut down the Exide battery recycling plant due to dangerous chemicals being released into the air. Protesters from all over Los Angeles gathered […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ “Cannot Approve” Exide’s cleanup plan for Frisco lead smelter

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  CBS DFW I-Team: TCEQ ‘Cannot Approve’ Exide’s Frisco Cleanup Plan FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says it “cannot approve” Exide Technologies’ assessment report for the former Frisco battery recycling plant. In a letter sent from TCEQ to the company this week, the state listed 34 comments on the company’s report […]

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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: 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: 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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WATCH AND SHARE: Lead – “We are using our children to test the environment.” – Real danger to health comes in very, very small amounts

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If you concerned about the very real dangers of exposure to even small amounts of lead, you definitely will want to watch and share this video – especially if you have children. This is an excerpt from the Sept. 18, 2012, Vero Beach, FL, city council meeting where globally noted research scientist Howard Mielke, PhD., […]

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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: 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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