Exide ordered to clean up toxins near Calif. plant
Dec 20, 2013 | 11:55 AM
| Nathan Laliberte
NEW YORK Troubled battery maker Exide Technologies Ltd. has been ordered to perform an emergency clean-up of dust, soil and sediment near the companys Vernon, Calif., lead smelting facility.
Californias Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) issued the order after laboratory analysis showed elevated levels of lead and other contaminants in soil surrounding the recycling plant that pose "an immediate threat to human health and the environment ... that will require implementing emergency response interim measures."....
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