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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: With misgivings and real doubts, SQAQMD okays plan Exide claims will reduce health dangers from its lead smelter operations

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Barry Wallerstein, the executive officer of the air district, was not so upbeat about the announcement. He said that despite approving the plan, he has real doubts about Exide’s “ability and/or desire” to comply with emission rules designed to protect public health. He noted that the company has continued to rack up violations of air […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Air management district sues Exide for exposing tens of thousands of people to cancer-causing chemicals and failing to take timely action to address problems with pollution control systems

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“Exide has had a steady stream of operational problems that have resulted in excess toxic emissions,” said air district executive officer Barry Wallerstein. “These toxic emissions have exposed more than 100,000 residents to an unacceptable cancer risk and for that reason we are seeking to recover a significant penalty from them.” State Sen. Kevin de […]

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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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