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TIME TO STATE THE OBVIOUS: Exide’s and others’ ongoing toxic contamination of communities across the U.S. without significant consquences is due to total systemic failure of municipal, state, regional and federal agencies to meet their responsibilities to protect people and the environment. This LA Times special report documents failure at the state level…

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…Connect the special investigative report by The Los Angeles Times below with the great investigative work done by respected media organizations like USA Today and NPR and The Center for Public Integrity and Bill Moyers & Company, as well as the ongoing, ground-breaking research work being done by globally respected scientists such as Dr. Howard […]

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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 BATON ROUGE, LA NEWS – State asked to ensure that hazardous wastes left after closure of Exide’s Baton Rouge lead smelter are not a harm to community

THE ADVOCATE – BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA Closure of battery recycling plant in north BR a cause of concern Environmental impact of battery recycling plant questioned   LEAN wants DEQ “to assure that this facility will not leave behind a legacy of long-standing environmental issues for the surrounding community,” LEAN executive director Marylee Orr wrote in […]

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