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CALL TO ACTION: Scientists call for action to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals like lead because of alarming increase in learning and behavioral problems in children

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Project TENDR: Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks. The TENDR Consensus Statement  PDF Version (181 KB) Summary About This Article SUMMARY: Children in America today are at an unacceptably high risk of developing neurodevelopmental disorders that affect the brain and nervous system including autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disabilities, and other learning and behavioral disabilities. These are complex […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Public hearing date for Exide’s draft closure plan and the DTSC’s Draft Environmental Impact Report rescheduled to Feb. 3


CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES The mission of DTSC is to protect California’s people and environment from harmful effects of toxic substances by restoring contaminated resources, enforcing hazardous waste laws, reducing hazardous waste generation, and encouraging the manufacture of chemically safer products. Rescheduled Public Hearing Date for Exide’s Draft Closure Plan and DTSC’s Draft Environmental […]

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EXIDE BANKRUPTCY BREAKING NEWS: Shareholders of bankrupt Exide ask judge to certify $2.7 million investor class action because Exide and a group of 10 Exide executives and board members knew that Vernon lead smelter was violating environmental regulations because it was leaking toxins and they concealed that in public statements and financial filings

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The plaintiffs, which includes both shareholders and senior note holders, allege that Exide and a group of 10 Exide executives and board members knew that the company’s Vernon, California, facility was leaking toxins and concealed this fact in public statements and financial filings, leading investors to buy shares at inflated prices. LAW 360 Exide Investors […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Air management district sues Exide for exposing tens of thousands of people to cancer-causing chemicals and failing to take timely action to address problems with pollution control systems


“Exide has had a steady stream of operational problems that have resulted in excess toxic emissions,” said air district executive officer Barry Wallerstein. “These toxic emissions have exposed more than 100,000 residents to an unacceptable cancer risk and for that reason we are seeking to recover a significant penalty from them.” State Sen. Kevin de […]

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