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EXIDE FAIRFIELD BREAKING NEWS: PCBs found in sediment removed from Mill River during remediation work to remove lead contaminants from Exide lead smelter

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MINUTEMAN NEWS CENTER Stumbling block at Exide site as PCBs found Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2016  By Kendra Wingate Levels of Polychlorinated Biphenyl were found last week in sediment which was removed from the bottom of the Mill River during remediation work at the Exide Battery plant to remove lead contaminants. PCBs were detected which […]

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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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BREAKING NEWS: U.S. government, EPA, and 10 states object to Exide’s request to sell or abandon certain assets – including contaminated property – without further approval from bankruptcy court; According to Exide, company owns more than 60 U.S. properties, many of which could require funding for environmental cleanup or compliance

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The U.S. government on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency filed an objection in Delaware bankruptcy court, contending that Exide’s request has the potential to include contaminated property and arguing that courts are not permitted to allow assets be abandoned without conditions protecting public health and safety. “While debtor’s motion might be appropriate in other […]

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EXIDE FAIRFIELD, CT NEWS – Fairfield gives green light to Exide cleanup of contaminated Mill River; Residents look forward to cleanup of site 30 years after Exide closed lead smelter

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  The group says it is still concerned with a property next to the Exide site, saying that its possible that lead from the site seeped into the land. Also, drains and manhole structures could be “seriously damaged” by the acid run off from the old manufacturing processes used by Exide, it said. “Our intervention, […]

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BREAKING NEWS/MEDIA ROUND-UP: Exide files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection; gets tentative approval for $500 million debtor-in-possession loan

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CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO EXIDE’S CHAPTER 11 PETITION/AFFIDAVIT CLICK HERE FOR EXIDE NEWS RELEASE BLOOMBERG Exide Wins Initial Loan Approval to Operate in Bankruptcy By Steven Church – Jun 11, 2013 11:02 AM CT Exide Technologies (XIDE), the 125-year-old battery maker, won initial court approval to borrow as much as $500 million to replace […]

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