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EXIDE MUNCIE UPDATE: Exide gets a pass to keep polluting Muncie

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CLICK TO GET MORE INFORMATION FROM THE HOOSIER ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL CLICK TO READ COMMUNITY COALITION’S COMMENTS TO U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE MUNCIEVOICE.COM Exide Technologies Gets a Pass to Keep Polluting Muncie Despite Calls from Elected Officials, Environmental and Health Groups, Feds Deny Requests for Added Protections from Lead Pollution MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS – Indiana’s largest environmental policy organization […]

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EXIDE MUNCIE BREAKING NEWS: In proposed settlement of Exide’s violations of the Clean Air Act, Exide and U.S. Justice Department reject residents and community pleas to install available equipment that works better to reduce toxic lead emissions from the violating smelter.

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THE MUNCIE STAR PRESS Environmental groups unhappy with lead smelter settlement September 29, 2015 MUNCIE, IND. — A proposed settlement of alleged Clean Air Act violations involving a Muncie company’s lead smelter has upset environmental groups because the agreement doesn’t require the firm to retrofit its complex with equipment that could dramatically cut lead emissions. The […]

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EXIDE MUNCIE UPDATE: Mayor joins community groups in asking U.S. Justice Department to make Exide do more to protect children from lead spewing from its Munice lead smelter; Emphasizes that “health and safety of our people should be and is our number one priority”

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LINK TO HOOSIER ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL’S EXIDE PAGE MUNCIE STAR-PRESS Mayor joins Exide battery dispute (Photo: Corey Ohlenkamp/The Star Press) Seth Slabaugh, seths@muncie.gannett.com5:11 p.m. EDT July 30, 2015 MUNCIE – — Mayor Dennis Tyler has joined a coalition of environmental and health organizations calling for Exide Technologies to do more to protect children from lead emitted into the […]

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EXIDE MUNCIE, INDIANA BREAKING NEWS: Coalition of community and environmental groups challenge EPA’s proposed settlement with Exide for (once again) repeated violations of the Clean Air Act with its emissions of lead and other toxins

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Similar Exide facilities in Los Angeles and Frisco, Texas, have contaminated nearby communities with lead, leading to cleanups costing hundreds of millions of dollars and toxic tort claims exceeding $3 billion, the coalition told the U.S. Department of Justice. Last summer, an Exide consultant found lead in the ground water below the Muncie facility at […]

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EXIDE MUNCIE BREAKING NEWS: Exide agrees to settle lawsuit brought by U.S. and State of Indiana alleging violations of the Clean Air Act at Muncie smelter; Exide agrees to spend $3.9 million to install new pollution control equipment and to pay civil penalty of $820,000

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U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY  NEWS RELEASE U.S. and Indiana Settle Clean Air Act Case with Exide’s Muncie Smelter to Reduce Lead Emissions Release Date: 03/16/2015 Contact Information: Phillippa Cannon, 312-353-6218, cannon.phillippa@epa.gov (media only) Chicago (March 16, 2015) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Exide Technologies has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: WHAT PART OF VIOLATION AFTER VIOLATION AFTER VIOLATION AFTER VIOLATION FOR DECADES DOES GOV. JERRY BROWN, ELECTED OFFICIALS AT ALL LEVELS, THE DTSC, THE SCAQMD AND THE EPA NOT GET? SERIOUSLY! — State Senate leader urges regulators to close Exide lead smelter in Vernon; Protecting neighborhoods/environment a matter of Life or Death

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Senate oversight hearing expected to focus on state regulators’ handling of Exide plant in Vernon State Senate leader urges regulators to close Exide plant in Vernon Boyle Heights resident Veta Gashgai, holding her son, at a news conference last year with other opponents of the Exide battery-recycling plant in Vernon. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles […]

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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

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“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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