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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: DTSC to begin immediate cleanup of contaminated homes near Exide lead smelter after revelation that up to 10,000 homes could have significant lead exposure

Exide Lead Cleanup

89.3 KPCC Exide: State to begin immediate cleanup after new report of lead contamination  Molly Peterson August 20, 2015, 8 p.m. PST Equipment for removing lead-polluted soil arrives at a Boyle Heights home in 2014. It’s one of more than 200 homes at which Exide has been required to remove lead contamination. MAYA SUGARMAN/KPCC CLICK […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Removal of Exide’s toxic lead from thousands of homes will be largest cleanup of its kind in California and among the largest nationally

Exide East LA Residents Demand Cleanup

LOS ANGELES TIMES Exide cleanup: Toxic lead removal could be California’s biggest yet Workers remove topsoil from homes in the 1200 block of South Indiana Street in Boyle Heights that may have been contaminated by lead from an Exide Technologies plant in Vernon.  (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) By TONY BARBOZA The task of removing […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: DTSC underestimates how many homes have been impacted by contamination from Exide’s lead smelter; Agency now says that up to 10,000 homes could be impacted, with possibly as many as 6,000 needing cleanup; Attorney: ‘It’s one of the largest public health disasters in the state if not the nation’



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EXIDE BREAKING NEWS: Vernon mother says Exide has poisoned neighborhoods for children


CBS LOS ANGELES Only On 9: Vernon Mother Says Exide Plant Has Poisoned The Area For Children July 25, 2015 9:34 AM BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA.com) — A Vernon woman has opened up to CBS2/KCAL9 about what it’s like raising her son in a home surrounded by soil known to be contaminated with lead. Terry Cano’s […]

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VERNON EXIDE BREAKING NEWS: DTSC faces tough questions from residents from contaminated neighborhoods near Exide’s violation-ridden lead smelter

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CBS LOS ANGELES State Regulators Face Tough Questions Over Lead Contamination Near Exide Battery Plant July 24, 2015 12:04 AM VERNON (CBSLA.com) — Concerns continue to mount over lead contamination near the Exide Technologies battery recycling facility. State regulators Thursday night answered some tough questions about the hazardous waste during a public meeting in Boyle Heights. Members of […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: DTSC orders Exide to completely remove blast furnace feed material that Exide was supposed to have moved in May and is still storing in an unauthorized manner; DTSC says continued storage of the toxic material is not appropriate and removal is necessary to human health and the environment; DTSC gives Exide until July 8 to submit new plan that includes moving of hazardous material to facility authorized to accepted toxic waste (MAKE NOTE FOLKS IN MUNCIE, INDIANA); Exide update summary indicates that loose lead and other materials may already have been moved to Exide’s Munice lead smelter, and such must be done in accordance with an approved Closure Plan, BUT DTSC has not approved such a plan for Exide’s Vernon lead smelter

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DTSC is concerned that the feed material in the Blast Furnace Feed Room has not yet been completely removed. As stated in the letter dated May 13, 2015, DTSC has already determined that storage of this material is not appropriate and removal is necessary to protect human health and the environment. Storage of this material […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: California Department of Toxic Substances issues Exide a Notice of Deficiency for its proposed closure plan for its troubled lead smelter; DTSC details how Exide’s plan did not fulfill standards specified in the California Code of Regulations for closure of hazardous waste facilities

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On June 17, 2015, the California Department of Toxic Substances issued Exide a NOTICE OF DEFICIENCY FOR CLOSURE PLAN regarding the company’s proposed plan to close its troubled and toxic lead smelter. Exide submitted the plan on May 15. According to the DTSC: “The Notice of Deficiency is extensive. The Notice of Deficiency provides comments that […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: SCAQMD seeks at least an additional $20 million in civil penalties – bringing total to $80 million – in amended lawsuit against Exide for dozens of alleged violations of excess emissions of lead and arsenic and more; Exide asks its bankruptcy judge to block the claims


REUTERS Exide says California claims an ‘end run’ around Ch. 11 Fri Jun 5, 2015 6:55am EDT BY JIM CHRISTIE Exide Technologies Inc has asked the judge in its bankruptcy case to block new claims in an environmental agency’s lawsuit in California that aim to increase penalties against the battery maker to at least $80 million. […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: California Senate approves SB 654 to increase oversight of hazardous waste facilities to help prevent irresponsible companies like Exide from knowingly contaminating neighborhoods, air, water and soil with lead, arsenic and other toxins


NEWS RELEASE Senato President Pro Tempore Kevin de León’s Office Senate Approves Pro Tem’s Bill to Prevent Another Exide Disaster  Thursday, June 04, 2015 SB 654 Tightens Lax DTSC Oversight of Hazardous Waste Facilities SACRAMENTO – The Senate today approved a bill by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León to increase state oversight of hazardous […]

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EXIDE VERNON: DTSC tweets status of neighborhood properties cleaned up near Exide’s lead smelter


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EXIDE VERNON COMMUNITY MEETING NOTICE: Exide Technologies Advisory Group meeting set for Thursday, June 11, in Maywood; Recap of May 28 meeting


Exide Technologies Advisory Group Meeting Advisory from the DTSC and SCAQMD The next meeting of the Exide Technologies Advisory Group, presented by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control and South Coast Air Quality Management District, will be held on Thursday, June 11, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Maywood Academy High School Cafeteria, […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Blood lead testing extended for residents near Exide’s Vernon lead smelter

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EGPNEWS.COM Lead Blood Testing Extended for Residents Near Exide Only 500 people have been tested so far. By Nancy Martinez, EGP Staff Writer Since hearing that elevated levels of lead were found in soil at Salazar Park in unincorporated East Los Angeles, Reina Rodriguez says she rarely takes her 4-year old son there to play. […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS / MEDIA ROUNDUP: DTSC issues Exide 8 hazardous waste violations after site inspections of lead smelter during past seven weeks


CLICK HERE TO READ THE DTSC SUMMARY OF VIOLATIONS AGAINST EXIDE But it probably stems from Exide’s long history of environmental negligence, having contributed “through deposition, approximately 424 lbs. of lead in both 2004 and 2005 and 712 lbs. of lead in 2006 to the watershed,” and the current charge that Exide had “failed to minimize the […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: PLEASE READ AND SHARE! Community leader appeals to California Gov. Jerry Brown regarding very serious concerns about potential sham settlement with violation-ridden Exide; Exide still under criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department for handling of toxic waste


“It’s just another sign of their lack of oversight. It’s just another sign. You know, they’re not going to do anything until the judge orders them to do something to fix up that place,” A ‘sham settlement’ Msgr. Moretta, who has pastored Resurrection for almost 30 years, was so moved by the latest revelation that […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS/MEDIA ROUNDUP: EPA finds Exide source of harmful lead and finally issues company Notice of Violation for releasing illegal amounts of lead into the air, exceeding federal Clean Air Act standards for lead emissions on more than 30 occasions


“By releasing an illegal amount of lead into the air, Exide has put the health and well being of nearby residents at risk,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “EPA and the South Coast Air Quality Management District are working closely to ensure the company comes into compliance with state and […]

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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


“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 BREAKING NEWS: Community organizes to shut down lead smelter; Elected leaders pledge to fight Exide


“The solution … is right here in this room,” Huntington Park Councilwoman Karina Macias told a packed meeting hall at Resurrection Catholic Church in Boyle Heights. “More marches. More meetings like this one.” “Everyone should feel a moral obligation because it is a matter of life and death,” said one speaker. EGP News Community Organizes […]

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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


 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


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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