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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS / MEDIA ROUNDUP: FINALLY! — After decades of toxic pollution and contamination, Exide to permanently close violation-ridden Vernon lead smelter to avoid criminal charges in deal reached with U.S. Attorney

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“The reign of toxic lead ends today,” acting U.S. Atty. Stephanie Yonekura said Thursday. “After more than nine decades of ongoing lead contamination in the city of Vernon, neighborhoods can now start to breathe easier.” Under a deal between federal officials and the company, Exide acknowledges criminal conduct, including the illegal storage and transportation of hazardous […]

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LEAD CLEANUP UPDATE: Fish bones being used with success to remediate lead in soil in urban areas

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Fish bones are made of the phosphate mineral apatite, which readily combines with lead to form pyromorphite, a stable crystalline mineral that can’t be absorbed by the human digestive system.1,2 Now researchers are using fish bones and other phosphate-rich amendments to remediate lead in urban soils. “We have seen reduction in bioaccessibility in some lab samples […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS – Seriously, is anyone really surprised???? — Frisco accuses Exide of minimizing cleanup at closed plant

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Anyone who has given even passing attention to Exide’s global record regarding contamination of communities, the passing of decades in some cases before it even begins cleanup and how flawed those cleanups have been will not find this latest chapter in the Exide’s ongoing negative impact on Frisco surprising at all. For a sampling, check our […]

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EXIDE FAIRFIELD BREAKING NEWS: Latest cleanup to begin of Mill River contaminated by lead from Exide smelter plant that was demolished in 2005

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FAIRFIELD CITIZEN Latest lead cleanup of Mill River ready to launch Genevieve Reilly Published 6:37 am, Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Equipment is in place in the Mill River at the former Exide Battery site in preparation for dredging to begin. Photo: Genevieve Reilly Dredging more than 20,000 cubic yards of lead-contaminated soil from the Mill River […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: East LA residents demand testing, cleanup near Exide battery plant

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CBS LOS ANGELES East LA Residents Demand Testing, Cleanup Near Exide Battery Plant August 11, 2014 8:36 PM EAST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — East Los Angeles residents are demanding cleanup efforts near the Exide Technologies battery recycling plant expand amid fears toxic contamination is more widespread than originally thought. Hazardous-materials workers Monday began removing lead-contaminated dirt from the yard of a […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide begins removing lead-tainted soil from homes near Vernon smelter; State expands soil testing for lead from Exide plant to at least 144 more homes

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89.2 KPCC – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO Exide to remove lead-polluted soil from 2 homes north of its Vernon plant By Molly Peterson August 11, 09:06 PM Exide begins to remove lead-polluted soil on Monday morning at a house on the 1200 block of La Puerta Street in Boyle Heights.   MAYA SUGARMAN/KPCC AUDIO FROM […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS – Frisco officials see Exide lead smelter cleanup costs mount; City requests $1.5 million from State fund — total amount Legislature set aside for TCEQ cleanup fund from statewide fee — to help cover increasing costs of closed Exide site

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Both agencies (EPA and TCEQ) must approve all the work that Exide does at the Frisco site, company officials said. The city has no official role in that process. Yet Frisco says it is putting in a lot of work to ensure the cleanup is done right. That includes producing its own detailed cost estimates […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: (SEE CORRECTION IN POST) TCEQ denies approval of Exide cleanup plan and lists 34 reasons it believes Exide is cutting corners on required cleanup/agreement; Cites concerns about safety of water for drinking

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CORRECTION This story was originally reported in October, 2013 CBS 11 – DALLAS/FORT WORTH

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Frisco citizens speak out: “Complete removal of toxic waste from Exide lead smelter a must”

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This should be an easy choice for our City Council. Frisco has a reputation of never skimping when it comes to quality of life issues. It shouldn’t start with the largest toxic pollution problem the town has ever faced. Yet the City Council is leaning toward building a new permanent toxic waste dump in the […]

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