Exide ordered to shut Calif. facility
Apr 25, 2013 | 04:22 PM
| 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 facilitys underground pipes, releasing toxic metal-bearing water into the soil.
Californias Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) ordered the suspension of operations April 24.
Protection of the communitys 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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