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EXIDE BATON ROUGE: New plan to close former Exide site expected to be completed early this year

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BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE New plan to close former Exide site expected to be complete in early 2016 AMY WOLD| AWOLD@THEADVOCATE.COM Jan. 2, 2016; 2:26 p.m. Two years after the state Department of Environmental Quality denied a north Baton Rouge facility another extension to its halt in production, a revised cleanup plan is expected to be completed […]

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EXIDE BATON ROUGE BREAKING NEWS: DEQ and EPA work on plan to do more testing, find “unknowns” near closed Exide site; community groups concerned widespread off-site pollution has been found at Exide facilities in other parts of the U.S., like Frisco

The executive director of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, Marylee Orr, said she is pleased DEQ is going to do more testing to look for potential problems because widespread pollution off the facility’s site is something that’s been found at Exide facilities in other parts of the country. “We feel they have a legacy of […]

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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


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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