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EXIDE BREAKING NEWS: Two California Senate bills target permitting process for Exide’s Vernon lead smelter


A $40 million lawsuit and two state bills are the latest additions to the arsenal of weapons being used to force Vernon-based Exide Technologies to clean up its act or be shut down. Numerous violations of state standards for toxic chemical emissions, including lead and arsenic, have placed the acid-battery recycler under heightened scrutiny and […]

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EXIDE VERNON: John Perez, speaker of California Assembly – “Exide plant a grim tale of harmful pollution”


The story of Exide is a decades-long cycle of emissions violations, patchwork responses, and then business as usual. This time it has to be different. This time we have to end the cycle once and for all. Either Exide is regulated sufficiently so it cleans up its act and operates in a way consistent with […]

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