Exide

How An Exide Could Happen

The Los Angeles Timeseditorial this week on the urgency of cleaning up Exide’s swath of contamination asks a legitimate question: Why hasn’t California launched an independent investigation into what went so wrong at the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and other agencies that hazardous waste levels of lead are threatening hundreds of East Los Angeles residents, especially children? 
 

Why Does It Take KCBS To Do Top Toxics Regulator's Job?

Last night, CBS TV Los Angeles ran an astonishing story. 
 
Reporter Randy Paige visited homes within two miles of the now-shuttered lead battery recycler Exide. Using an EPA-certified device to instantly measure lead levels in soil or dust, he found children were playing in hazardous waste levels of lead ten times higher or more than the acceptable residential standard. 

Toxics Agency a Little Less Toxic Due to Legislation

After years of criticism over lax oversight of polluters, the Legislature and governor have finally taken action and given more enforcement power to the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). The legislation is a good move forward, but more could be done. 
 

Rewriting California's Toxic History

Trying to rewrite history seems to be a habit for the state’s toxics regulators.
 
In November 2014, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) briefly posted a document on its website that questioned if a partial nuclear meltdown happened at the Santa Susana Field Lab in 1959 despite overwhelming proof acknowledged by DTSC, the legislature, and the courts, that it did. The information was quickly removed. 

Top Toxics Regulator Levies No Fines On Exide For Fresh Violations In Signal It Plans To Grant Serial Polluter A Permit

Far from turning over a new leaf, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) listed eight violations inspectors discovered at Exide Technologies’ lead battery recycling facility in Vernon without levying a single fine, according to Consumer Watchdog

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