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Exide Technologies Permitted to Remain Open in Vernon, California

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 18:36 -- Ruth Williams

Some good news has come for Exide Technologies in the midst of its bankruptcy proceedings. The company has received the go-ahead to resume operations at its recycling plant in Vernon, California after receiving a preliminary injunction from Superior Court Judge Luis Lavin.

Exide was forced to suspend operations at the plant on April 25th this year by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). The DTSC alleged that furnace emissions and the underground storm water system did not conform to California’s State requirements.

Exide has begun improvements  to storm water and air quality control improvements, with an above-ground storm water pipe system in place. All 130 employees have returned to man the recycling plant.

The company desperately needs to continue operations as it fights to survive having filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Read the full story in the Summer issue of BEST magazine.