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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: IMPORTANT TOWN HALL MEETING ABOUT EXIDE – Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m. PST, Resurrection Catholic Church, Los Angeles

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TOWN HALL MEETING ON EXIDE Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Resurrection Catholic Church—Hall 3324 Opal Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023 (Boyle Heights)     GLORIA MOLINA – LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – FIRST DISTRICT Exploring ‘All Legal and Administrative Options’ to Stop Exide in Vernon Oct 04 The toxic Exide […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide still spewing excess lead emissions despite state ordered production cuts

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Exide records excess lead emissions, despite cutbacks BY JESSICA GARRISON AND KIM CHRISTENSEN October 2, 2013, 10:40 p.m. Even after being forced to cut production last month because of high lead emissions, a Vernon battery recycler has continued to violate limits on releases of the potent neurotoxin, regulators said Wednesday. A monitor […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Hoping to improve public image, Vernon urges action on Exide lead smelter by South Coast Air Quality Management District

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MAKE NOTE – Tuesday, Oct. 8 6-8pm–Senator Kevin De Leon will host a Town Hall Meeting on Exide Technologies at Resurrection Church in Boyle Heights. Regulators will update the public on efforts to reduce lead emissions from the facility. Resurrection Church is located at 3324 Opal St, L.A. 90023. For information, call (213) 483-9300 or email […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: DTSC reports it issued Exide temporary authorization for implementation of plan to replace stormwater management system; open for review until Nov. 4

In a September 2013 Public Notice, the California Department of Toxic Substance Control reported that on Aug. 21, it had given Exide temporary authorization for the implementation of its Stormwater Management System Replacement Plan. The temporary authorization can be appealed and the deadline for requesting a review is Nov. 4, 2013. You can read the […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Judge to review order shielding Exide lead smelter from shutdown by regulators

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DOW JONES DAILY BANKRUPTCY REVIEW Judge to Review Order Shielding Exide Plant From Regulators   Last update: 9/24/2013 4:53:37 PM By Peg Brickley The California judge who earlier this year barred state environmental authorities from shutting down an Exide Technologies (XIDEQ) battery plant has signaled he’s ready to reconsider his decision. Judge Luis A. Lavin […]

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WATCH AND SHARE: Lead – “We are using our children to test the environment.” – Real danger to health comes in very, very small amounts

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If you concerned about the very real dangers of exposure to even small amounts of lead, you definitely will want to watch and share this video – especially if you have children. This is an excerpt from the Sept. 18, 2012, Vero Beach, FL, city council meeting where globally noted research scientist Howard Mielke, PhD., […]

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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 BANKRUPTCY BREAKING NEWS: Court clears Exide to pay $16 million in bankruptcy bonuses

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DOW JONES Court Clears Exide to Pay $16 Million in Bankruptcy Bonuses 9-18-13 12:20 PM EDT By Yogita Patel Exide Technologies Inc. (XIDEQ) won court approval to pay more than $16 million in bonuses to employees to help ensure the battery maker is able to carry out its restructuring plan. Judge Kevin J. Carey of the U.S. Bankruptcy […]

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MUST WATCH: LEAD WARS: The Politics of Science and The Fate of America’s Children

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On the May 17 episode of Moyers & Company (PBS),  Bill Moyers interviewed David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz, public health historians and authors of the book, Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children. For years, Rosner and Markowitz have been taking on the chemical industry, writing about the hazards of […]

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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: Arsenic emissions from Exide lead smelter pose “chronic hazard”

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Arsenic emissions from Vernon firm Exide pose ‘chronic hazard’ Emissions from battery recycler Exide pose a ‘chronic hazard’ to more than 250,000 people in surrounding areas, air district officials say. Risks include neurological changes in children. The latest report comes after a health-risk report released in the spring showed elevated arsenic emissions […]

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EXIDE FRISCO NEWS: Frisco citizens group joins city’s own expert critical of Exide’s plan to clean up lead smelter site

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: The stories below  refer to information from a declaration William Wheatley (expert with environmental engineering consulting firm Cook-Joyce hired by Frisco)  filed in July with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware in support of the joinder the City of Frisco filed in support of the TCEQ’s motion to object to court approval of […]

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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: Exide lead smelter one of stops on Toxic Tour of Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Trash talk and the real dirt on a ‘toxic tour’ of Los Angeles A ‘toxic tour’ past rail yards, smokestacks and refineries aims to show officials the consequences of their decisions in low-income, predominantly Latino communities in southeast L.A. By Tony Barboza July 27, 2013, 7:21 p.m. You won’t find any homes of […]

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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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MEDIA ROUND-UP: Stewart Creek/area outside Frisco Exide lead smelter polluted with lead, cadmium, arsenic, TCEQ 2011 reports show; Frisco’s plans have shown Creek flowing into proposed Grand Park pools, ponds, lake for some time; Creek is Lake Lewisville tributary, feeds area water supply

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TO SEE PHOTOS OF TAKEN BY TCEQ OF STEWART CREEK INSIDE THE EXIDE LEAD SMELTER PROPERTY CLICK HERE Grand Park is mentioned several times in the City of Frisco’s Comprehensive Plan, which was last updated in 2006. From Frisco’s Comprehensive Plan’s Introduction to the Land Use Strategy (Chapter 4): “The right of a municipality to […]

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