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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide ordered to cut production after lead emissions exceed standards

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SOUTH COAST AIR MANAGEMENT QUALITY DISTRICT NOTICE OF VIOLATION TO EXIDE Important Update: Lead Monitoring Adjacent to Exide On Monday September 9, 2013, a monitor at the Exide Technologies facility in Vernon exceeded the ambient air lead concentration of 0.15 ug/m3 averaged over a 30-day period.  As a result, the SCAQMD is issuing a Notice […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Blood lead level tests for residents need work; Value of tests near Exide lead smelter questioned

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THE DAILY TROJAN – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (OPINION COLUMN) Blood tests for Vernon residents need work By Valerie Yu · Daily Trojan Posted Yesterday (Sept. 16, 2013) at 7:48 pm in Columns, Opinion Recently, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services announced its plans to launch a blood test for lead poisoning to settle […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide will pay for blood lead level tests for South Los Angeles residents

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Exide plant will pay for blood tests for residents Los Angeles County health agency offers residents of areas near Vernon battery recycler free checks for lead contamination. More than 250,000 people in southeast Los Angeles could be affected by the Exide emissions, authorities say, though it is unclear if anyone has been […]

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

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“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 BREAKING NEWS: Exide asks bankruptcy court to halt $115 million putative class action suit over environmental hazards at Vernon lead smelter

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The class alleged in its April 25 complaint that the company was discharging toxic lead, hazardous waste, arsenic and other chemicals into the air and soil at its Vernon, Calif., plant. It claimed damages to the plaintiff and others living in Los Angeles County. The suit came the day after the company was forced to […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Prospect of Exide lead smelter getting clearance to keep operating worries neighbors, watchdog group

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That news makes Doelores Mejia angry. Mejia sits outside the public library in Boyle Heights, watching kids come to check out books. Regulators have warned her L.A. neighborhood, and the cities of Bell and Maywood, that Exide’s airborne pollution raises their risk of cancer. “They’ve told us what arsenic does to us, and lead,” she said, noting the threat to children, […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: CA state officials order Exide to begin testing dust and soil in neighborhoods around Vernon plant for lead, arsenic and toxic substances that pose community health risk

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Exide to begin testing for dangerous metals buildup in neighborhood Responding to Exide neighbors’ health concerns, California ordered Vernon battery plant to test for toxic substances in soil and dust. By Jessica Garrison August 27, 2013, 10:56 p.m. State officials have ordered a Vernon battery recycler to begin testing dust and soil in […]

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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

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 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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BREAKING NEWS: EXIDE VERNON – With conditions, court grants preliminary injunction for operations temporarily until administrative hearings can be scheduled for continuation, completion

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With conditions, the Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday granted Exide a preliminary injunction, allowing the company to temporarily continue operations at its troubled Vernon, CA, lead smelter until administrative hearings before Administrative Law Judge Julie Cabos-Owen can be scheduled for continuation and completion. The court granted the preliminary injunction under the conditions that the company […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Coalition urges DTSC to amend and reissue existing suspension order for Exide’s Vernon lead smelter; Facility should be shut down until all facts are known

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June 18, 2013, 9:32 a.m. EDT DTSC Urged to Amend and Reissue the Existing Suspension Order; Exide’s Vernon Facility Should Be Shut Down Until All Facts Are Known VERNON, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 18, 2013) – A broad coalition of residents, factory workers and community leaders are asking Judge Luis Lavin and public agencies to put […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Exide allowed to reopen troubled Vernon smelter pending July court hearing

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Battery recycler Exide Technologies allowed to reopen pending hearing Exide Technologies, one of the world’s largest makers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries, said in court papers that since the plant’s April 24 closure by state regulators, the Georgia company has had to tap other sources of lead, driving up costs and cutting […]

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BREAKING NEWS: CONSUMER WATCHDOG REPORT – New documents reveal California’s top toxics regulator knew of Exide safety risks for years

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From Consumer Watchdog’s “About” page:  “Consumer Watchdog is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an effective voice for taxpayers and consumers in an era when special interests dominate public discourse, government and politics. We deploy an in-house team of public interest lawyers, policy experts, strategists, and grassroots activists to expose, confront, and change corporate and […]

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NEWS UPDATE / MEDIA ROUND-UP – California suspends operations at Exide’s Venon, CA plant because it “poses an unacceptable risk to human health and the environment”

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 CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ORDER TO SUSPEND EXIDE VERNON’S OPERATIONS STATEMENT TO READ FULL STATMENT, CLICK HERE  CBS LOS ANGELES Vernon Facility Shut Down Over Lead, Arsenic Emissions VERNON (CBSLA.com) —The state issued an emergency order forcing a recycling plant in Vernon to shut down after tests show it may have poisoned groundwater and […]

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