Exide gets agency’s OK on lead smelter plan

Mar 25, 2014 | 02:27 PM | Nathan Laliberte

Tags  Exide Technologies, South Coast Air Quality Management District, SCAQMD, lead smelting, E.N. DeSart, arsenic emissions, Nathan Laliberte

NEW YORK — Exide Technologies Ltd.’s plan to reduce arsenic emissions at its Vernon, Calif.-based lead smelting facility has been approved by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

The approval comes a year after the agency found that emissions from the plant posed a serious cancer risk for about 100,000 residents living in surrounding communities.....

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