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Exide Battery Plant Cleanup Costs Pushing $400M

Another $2 million has been designated to clean up contaminated soil around the now-closed Exide Technologies battery recycling facility in Southern California. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the $2 million funding request and blasted the state, which it says “continues to drag its feet” in … Read more »

Exide to Close Battery Recycling Plant, Pay $50M for Clean-Up

Battery manufacturing company Exide Technologies will permanently close its battery recycling facility in Vernon, California, and pay $50 million to cleanup the site and surrounding neighborhoods, which have been polluted by environmental toxins for almost a century, following an agreement reached with the US Department of Justice. The company admits … Read more »

Exide to Pay $38.6M, Clean Up Lead Contamination

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control has ordered battery recycling company Exide Technologies to set aside $38.6 million to close its Vernon facility and clean up lead contamination in the surrounding community. The enforcement order is an increase of more than $27.5 million over the previous amount. In addition, … Read more »

Battery Recycler Emitting Harmful Lead Emissions

The EPA says Exide Technologies’ battery recycling facility in Vernon, Calif., has violated the Clean Air Act’s lead emissions standards on more than 30 occasions. The federal agency’s investigation of the facility is ongoing. The EPA says its review of data collected from air quality monitors at locations on or … Read more »