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News Story
6/18/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
VERNON, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) - A broad coalition of residents, factory workers and community leaders are asking Judge Luis Lavin and public agencies to put the health of local communities, and families, before Exide's bottom line. On Monday, June 17, Exide Technologies won a temporary reprieve that prevents the Department of Toxic...
News Release
6/17/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA –Exide Technologies has won a temporary reprieve that prevents the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) from enforcing its shutdown of the company’s Vernon plant. That means the lead battery recycler can restart its operations, threatening Californians with renewed pollution of their air and water, Consumer...
News Release
6/10/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA – Now that lead battery recycler Exide Technologies has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has potentially stuck California taxpayers with the tab for multi-millions in cleanup costs in the city of Vernon, Consumer Watchdog said today. The DTSC suspended operations at the plant...
News Story
6/10/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
In its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, Exide cites the forced suspension of operations at its Vernon lead-recycling plant and other economic factors. Battery maker Exide Technologies filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, citing the forced suspension of operations at its Vernon lead-recycling plant and other economic factors. Exide, one of the...
News Story
5/30/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — State regulators knew about potentially hazardous lead and arsenic emissions at a battery recycling facility in Vernon, but failed to immediately warn the public about safety risks, according to a report released Thursday. Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog said new documents show that officials with the Department...
News Release
5/29/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA – New documents reveal that, contrary to its public statements, the state’s top toxics regulator knew about lead and arsenic emissions at Exide Technologies for years but looked the other way, Consumer Watchdog said today. The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) suspended Exide’s operations on April 24...
News Story
5/3/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A lead acid battery recycling plant just south of downtown Los Angeles is under growing legal pressure after regulators reported that it has spewed dangerous levels of arsenic into the air and is possibly contaminating groundwater. The news has not only sparked securities class actions against the plant's owner, Georgia-based Exide...
News Release
4/24/2013
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA –The Department Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) did the right thing in taking aggressive action against the biggest lead battery recycler in the state, a serial toxic polluter, Consumer Watchdog said today. But the group faulted the DTSC for serious lapses in its regulation of the facility over two decades. Specifically, the...
News Story
4/24/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control has shut down a battery recycling plant in Vernon whose own investigation revealed that it’s contaminating the soil around it. Exide Technologies recycles 22 million car batteries a year at its Vernon plant. The DTSC said Wednesday that it has suspended Exide’s operating permit....
News Story
4/24/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Toxics regulators say Exide Technologies has been releasing hazardous waste into the soil beneath its plant because of a degraded pipeline. tate regulators took the highly unusual step Wednesday of suspending operations at a Vernon battery recycler that has discharged harmful quantities of lead for years and more recently has been deemed to pose a...