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EXIDE VERNON EDITORIAL – LOS ANGELES TIMES: It’s unacceptable to delay Exide cleanup when public health is at stake

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WHY? WHY? WHY? MAKE THE ALL RESPONSIBLE OFFICIALS FROM MUNICIPAL TO FEDERAL LEVEL ANSWER THIS QUESTION – HONESTLY! NOW!!  #NOMORETIME #NOMOREEXCUSES #NOMORELIES Earlier this month, state officials revealed that they had found nearly 250 spots on 203 properties near the former Exide battery recycling plant where levels of brain-damaging lead were more than 10 times higher than California’s health standard […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Jerry Brown establishes independent panel to oversee reform of California’s troubled Department of Toxic Substance Control

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Outside panel will oversee California’s troubled toxic waste regulator The Department of Toxic Substances Control visits the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon in 2014. (Department of Toxic Substances Control) By TONY BARBOZA The budget signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown establishes an independent panel to oversee the California Department of Toxic […]

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EXIDE VERNON – California Gov. Jerry Brown’s environmental messages conflict with lax oversight of Exide – the state’s No. 1 toxic polluter – and veto of efforts to strengthen oversight of regulatory agencies charged to protect public health and environment

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THE SACRAMENTO BEE While promoting climate policies in Washington, Jerry Brown weathers fire at home BY DAVID SIDERS DSIDERS@SACBEE.COM Gov. Jerry Brown made national headlines in D.C. last week while his environmental stewardship was criticized back home. SUSAN WALSH THE ASSOCIATED PRESS One reason Gov. Jerry Brown flew to Washington last week was to promote California’s environmental […]

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VERNON EXIDE EDITORIAL: Exide to close, Now What? – Especially given decades of no or little oversight, enforcement from federal agencies, California Governor’s office to state and regional regulatory agencies

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EGPNEWS.COM Exide to Close, Now What? By EGP Editorial The U.S. Attorney’s announcement March 12 that it has reached an agreement with Exide Technologies to close its Vernon plant is certainly good news given the facility’s troubling history of toxic chemical emission and hazardous waste violations. The acid-lead battery recycler has been operating for nearly […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles County considers lawsuit against Exide; Supervisor hopes to permanently shutter Exide’s troubled lead smelter

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Exide was named the worst lead polluter in California and the third worst in the nation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “We have been going through the process, we have been respectful,” Molina told EGP. “Ignoring us is not the way to go,” she said about a potential lawsuit. Molina, like many eastside residents, […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: LA Board of Supervisors send letter to California Gov. Brown blasting ‘piece-meal approach’, slow testing, cleanup of lead from Exide smelter; Seek review of DTSC actions that have allowed Exide to operate for decades without full permit and failed prosecution of Exide’s repeated serious environmental violations

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“This piece-meal approach to an urgent environmental hazard violates the clear commitments made to the County and community leaders by DTSC,” the letter says. “County officials have repeatedly urged the State to prepare for recalcitrance by Exide and take the necessary steps to ensure that all 39 homes were tested and remediated without delay…  Supervisors […]

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EXIDE VERNON – LOS ANGELES TIMES EDITORIAL – Vernon’s Exide battery plant: An environmental wake-up call

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 There’s no clearer sign that state environmental regulators have failed to protect public health than the warning issued this month to parents living in the shadow of the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon: Don’t let children play in the dirt in your backyard…. The example of Exide must be a wake-up call to Gov. Jerry […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: California Gov. Jerry Brown intervenes in Exide lead smelter case

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California Governor Jerry Brown Intervenes in Case of Exide Technologies  NEWS RELEASE FROM CONSUMER WATCHDOG Governor Jerry Brown today intervened in the case of Vernon lead battery recycler Exide Technologies that has threatened public health with hazardous emissions of lead. The governor discussed the case with regulators at the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), […]

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