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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Residents don’t trust Exide to live up to deal

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EGPNEWS.COM Residents Don’t Trust Exide to Live Up to Deal By Nancy Martinez, EGP Staff Writer A decision by state air quality regulators that could allow a controversial acid-lead battery recycling plant in Vernon to reopen by the end of the year is being met with anger by people living near the facility. At a […]

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EXIDE VERNON NEWS – With conditions, Exide smelter may be allowed to reopen and try to prove it can operate without putting nearby residents at risk again

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STORY COMPILED FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES & RECYCLING TODAY Recycler Is Allowed to Reopen, With Conditions – Los Angeles Times Agreement May Allow Exide to Reopen California Smelter – Recycling Today By TONY BARBOZA, Los Angeles Times and Recycling Today staff July 11 and July 12, 2014 Exide Technologies plant can reopen, but only after […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Considered a “total win” by some, South Coast Air Quality Management District reaches agreement with Exide that bars Vernon smelter from resuming operations until new arsenic emission controls are installed and measures are taken to prevent lead-contaminated dust from being released during construction, maintenance; Agency’s abatement orders to be considered during public meeting TONIGHT – JULY 9 – at Maywood Academy High School; Plant may reopen late this year or early 2015

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David Pettit, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, called the deal “a total win for the air district.” “They’re getting everything they want in terms of getting the facility to comply with the new, very strict regulations that it has on its books and all the litigation goes away,” he said. But the […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: SCAQMD files second Order of Abatement petition again Exide lead smelter expressing concerns that if plant resumed operations, Exide would be even more likely to continue violating regional/federal lead emission standards. Agency cites that even with smelter shut down, Exide exceeded lead emission standards for 18 consecutive days in March/April, and officials called one of the violations “knowing, willful and intentional.”

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) today filed a petition with its Hearing Board seeking to prohibit Exide Technologies from activities that have caused violations of the agency’s ambient lead standard on 18 consecutive days.  “Exide’s facility is so contaminated with lead that they are causing violations of our ambient lead standard at […]

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