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QUEMETCO / CITY OF INDUSTRY MEDIA ROUNDUP – South Coast Air Quality Management District orders RSR Corp.-owned Quemetco lead smelter officials to notify 12,000 residents near its City of Industry facility (residents in Avocado Heights, City of Industry, La Puente and Hacienda Heights) about increased risk of cancer because of smelter’s arsenic emissions; SQAQMD report shows smelter poses cancer burden of 0.66 excess cancer cases, and it must reduce burden to 0.5 or less

RSR Quemetco Lead Smelter City of Industry

The Quemetco lead smelter is owned by RSR Corporation, which is a Dallas, TX-based, privately held secondary lead smelting company that operates lead acid battery recycling facilities in California, Indiana, and New York . “…Based on its 2014 emissions, Quemetco’s HRA showed that it posed a cancer burden of 0.66 excess cancer cases primarily due to […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Former Exide worker dies of cancer he feared came about from working at plant; In Memory of Salvador Andrade

Salvador Andrade

CBS LOS ANGELES Former Exide Worker Dies Of Cancer He Feared Came About From Working At Plant March 29, 2016 6:14 PM LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Salvador Andrade always believed in the value of a hard day’s work. But Andrade also worried that his years of labor at the Exide battery-recycling plant in Vernon took a massive toll on his health. […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Exide lead smelter cleanup ‘ignites’ new fears; Decontamination could re-expose residents to lead, say health experts

Exide cleanup

EGPNEWS.COM Exide Plant Cleanup ‘Ignites’ New Fears Decontamination could re-expose residents to lead, say health experts. By Nancy Martinez, EGP Staff Writer Restarting the 100-ton kettles to recapture lead at the now shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon could expose residents and workers within a two-mile radius of the facility to a new round […]

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EXIDE VERNON: California Assembly questions actions on Exide

California Asssemby

EGPNEWS.COM Assembly Questions Actions on Exide By Nancy Martinez, EGP Staff Writer Years of public outrage over the Exide Technologies’ contamination of cities and neighborhoods in the east and southeast Los Angeles area finally appears to be getting the attention of state legislators, likely in response to growing accusations that California has a double standard […]

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EXIDE VERNON: “Help us. Even though Exide is closed, I’m still sick”


HUFFPOST POLITICS ‘Help Us, Even Though Exide is Closed I’m Still Sick’  01/28/2016 01:28 am ET | Updated Jan 28, 2016 By Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor for First District in Los Angeles County; former U.S. Secretary of Labor from 2009 to 2013. In a powerful, solemn voice, Anthony Gutierrez appealed directly to the Los Angeles County Board of […]

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EXIDE VERNON: How Exide contaminated Los Angeles-area homes for decades

Exide LATimes

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Story So Far How a battery recycler contaminated L.A.-area homes for decades CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO Unsettled: Exide | Video by Bethany Mollenkof and Spencer Bakalar. Tony Barboza Residents of southeast L.A. County rejoiced this year at news that a battery recycling plant that had long emitted lead, arsenic and other […]

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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


“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 BREAKING NEWS – Proposition 65 required warning about Exide lead smelter’s contamination of surrounding area


Newspaper ad published today with Proposition 65 required warning of the contamination of areas surrounding Exide’s Vernon lead smelter. Please share! Also on Lead Free Frisco facebook page.  

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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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LA City Council irate over Exide’s arsenic emissions; Agency report states Exide’s plant’s cancer risk higher and affects more people than any of other 450 area facilities


From The Los Angeles Times: Los Angeles City Council members Wednesday expressed fury at recent revelations that arsenic emissions from a battery-recycling plant in nearby Vernon pose a danger to as many as 110,000 people, and called upon the city attorney to look into possible legal action. “I’m outraged. I’m appalled,” said Councilman Jose Huizar, […]

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