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EXIDE MUNCIE BREAKING NEWS: In proposed settlement of Exide’s violations of the Clean Air Act, Exide and U.S. Justice Department reject residents and community pleas to install available equipment that works better to reduce toxic lead emissions from the violating smelter.

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THE MUNCIE STAR PRESS Environmental groups unhappy with lead smelter settlement September 29, 2015 MUNCIE, IND. — A proposed settlement of alleged Clean Air Act violations involving a Muncie company’s lead smelter has upset environmental groups because the agreement doesn’t require the firm to retrofit its complex with equipment that could dramatically cut lead emissions. The […]

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EXIDE MUNCIE UPDATE: Mayor joins community groups in asking U.S. Justice Department to make Exide do more to protect children from lead spewing from its Munice lead smelter; Emphasizes that “health and safety of our people should be and is our number one priority”

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LINK TO HOOSIER ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL’S EXIDE PAGE MUNCIE STAR-PRESS Mayor joins Exide battery dispute (Photo: Corey Ohlenkamp/The Star Press) Seth Slabaugh, seths@muncie.gannett.com5:11 p.m. EDT July 30, 2015 MUNCIE – — Mayor Dennis Tyler has joined a coalition of environmental and health organizations calling for Exide Technologies to do more to protect children from lead emitted into the […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: DTSC orders Exide to completely remove blast furnace feed material that Exide was supposed to have moved in May and is still storing in an unauthorized manner; DTSC says continued storage of the toxic material is not appropriate and removal is necessary to human health and the environment; DTSC gives Exide until July 8 to submit new plan that includes moving of hazardous material to facility authorized to accepted toxic waste (MAKE NOTE FOLKS IN MUNCIE, INDIANA); Exide update summary indicates that loose lead and other materials may already have been moved to Exide’s Munice lead smelter, and such must be done in accordance with an approved Closure Plan, BUT DTSC has not approved such a plan for Exide’s Vernon lead smelter

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DTSC is concerned that the feed material in the Blast Furnace Feed Room has not yet been completely removed. As stated in the letter dated May 13, 2015, DTSC has already determined that storage of this material is not appropriate and removal is necessary to protect human health and the environment. Storage of this material […]

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EXIDE MUNCIE, INDIANA BREAKING NEWS: Coalition of community and environmental groups challenge EPA’s proposed settlement with Exide for (once again) repeated violations of the Clean Air Act with its emissions of lead and other toxins

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Similar Exide facilities in Los Angeles and Frisco, Texas, have contaminated nearby communities with lead, leading to cleanups costing hundreds of millions of dollars and toxic tort claims exceeding $3 billion, the coalition told the U.S. Department of Justice. Last summer, an Exide consultant found lead in the ground water below the Muncie facility at […]

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EXIDE MUNCIE BREAKING NEWS: Exide agrees to settle lawsuit brought by U.S. and State of Indiana alleging violations of the Clean Air Act at Muncie smelter; Exide agrees to spend $3.9 million to install new pollution control equipment and to pay civil penalty of $820,000

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U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY  NEWS RELEASE U.S. and Indiana Settle Clean Air Act Case with Exide’s Muncie Smelter to Reduce Lead Emissions Release Date: 03/16/2015 Contact Information: Phillippa Cannon, 312-353-6218, cannon.phillippa@epa.gov (media only) Chicago (March 16, 2015) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Exide Technologies has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought […]

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EXIDE NEGATIVE IMPACT ON OTHER COMMUNITIES BREAKING NEWS: Missouri Department of Natural Resources cites Exide’s Forest City smelter in violation of federal laws for lead emissions from March through December 2013; Indiana Department of Environmental Management cites Exide lead smelter in Muncie for neglecting its contingency plan for emergencies such as fire, explosions and spills

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MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Exide’s Forest City , MO, smelter On June 26, 2o14, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources released its Air Quality Analysis for Lead which showed Exide’s Forest City lead smelter repeatedly exceeding federal law for lead emissions from March, 2013 through December, 2013. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REPORT – […]

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EXIDE MUNCIE BREAKING NEWS: Exide to clean up pollution in Muncie, still faces unresolved notice of violation

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The company recently settled a notice of violation brought by the state that allegedly involved brown-colored, lead-contaminated water along a storage area and rail spur and dead vegetation near a ditch leading to a storm water outfall. The Muncie factory still faces a second, unresolved notice of violation concerning an alleged oil leak from equipment; […]

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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’S NEGATIVE IMPACT ON OTHER COMMUNITIES UPDATE: LOS ANGELES TIMES – Seven Exide plants across the U.S. have been linked to health-risk levels of airborne lead

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(Lead Free Frisco started its Exide’s Negative Impact on Other Communities page in 2011 to track stories about how Exide’s lead smelters are impacting communities across the United States. Below is the Los Angeles Times’ May 29, 2013, story based on a review of EPA and local and state government data showing that since 2012, […]

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