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EXIDE UPDATE: L.A’s toxic waste from Exide’s lead smelter mirrors environmental scandal in Black and minority communities across the U.S.

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ATLANTA BLACKSTAR L.A.’s Toxic Waste Outrage Mirrors Environmental Scandal in Black Communities Across the Country April 18, 2015 | Posted by Curtis Bunn An astonishing 91 percent of residents located within two miles of Los Angeles’ largest toxic waste area are African-American, meaning the pollutants that can cause cancer, heart and lung disease, asthma and other serious […]

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EXIDE ATLANTA BREAKING NEWS — 26 years after closing plant, Exide still has yet to clean up contaminated soil on factory site, hinders redevelopment of Atlanta Beltline site

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Exide is still on the hook for cleaning up the site under a 2003 Environmental Protecting Agency agreement. But that’s complicated, too, as Exide recently entered bankruptcy. Its public relations firm did not respond to CL. Exide operated the facility from 1948 to 1988, according to the EPA. Between 2006 and 2008, the feds conducted […]

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