Exide ordered to shut Calif. facility

Apr 25, 2013 | 04:22 PM | Nathan Laliberte

Tags  Exide Technologies, lead-acid batteries, recycling, Vernon, William Bremer, DTSC, Maxim Group, Nathan Laliberte

NEW YORK — Lead-acid battery maker Exide Technologies Inc. has been ordered to suspend operations at its Vernon, Calif., recycling facility following a company report that showed hazardous waste has degraded the facility’s underground pipes, releasing toxic metal-bearing water into the soil.

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) ordered the suspension of operations April 24.
“Protection of the community’s health and the environment are paramount,” DTSC Debbie Raphael, director, said in a statement. “This order stops releases and exposures that are completely unacceptable.” ....





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