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  Community and urban gardening offer numerous benefits. Some gardens and outdoor play areas may have harmful substances like lead in the soil. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) (part of the Center for Disease Control) promotes health education and outreach events called “soilSHOPs” to help people learn if their soil is […]

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QUEMETCO CITY OF INDUSTRY — DTSC orders Quemetco lead smelter to test soil near its facility for contamination


KPCC -89.3 City of Industry battery recycler ordered to test for lead pollution Molly Peterson November 19 2015 Quemetco, Inc. in the City of Industry recycles 600 tons of lead from batteries each day. The battery recycler is pictured here on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. MAYA SUGARMAN/KPCC AUDIO FROM THIS STORY CLICK HERE TO LISTEN […]

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EXIDE’S NEGATIVE IMPACT ON OTHER COMMUNITIES: Exide SuperFund-designated plant in Greer, SC, finally being demolished 20 years after lead smelter was closed


The EPA designated this site a SuperFund site — SCD042633859 — but it was not originally placed on the the National Priorities List. In a November 21, 2014, filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Exide was listed as owner of this property, and stated that it is an unencumbered asset. GREERTODAY.COM Former Exide battery plant […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Exide begins removing lead-tainted soil from homes near Vernon smelter; State expands soil testing for lead from Exide plant to at least 144 more homes

Exide Vernon home cleanup

89.2 KPCC – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO Exide to remove lead-polluted soil from 2 homes north of its Vernon plant By Molly Peterson August 11, 09:06 PM Exide begins to remove lead-polluted soil on Monday morning at a house on the 1200 block of La Puerta Street in Boyle Heights.   MAYA SUGARMAN/KPCC AUDIO FROM […]

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EXIDE ATLANTA BREAKING NEWS — 26 years after closing plant, Exide still has yet to clean up contaminated soil on factory site, hinders redevelopment of Atlanta Beltline site


Exide is still on the hook for cleaning up the site under a 2003 Environmental Protecting Agency agreement. But that’s complicated, too, as Exide recently entered bankruptcy. Its public relations firm did not respond to CL. Exide operated the facility from 1948 to 1988, according to the EPA. Between 2006 and 2008, the feds conducted […]

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