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Pollution concerns remain over battery recycling plant in Vernon US

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 18:01 -- Vic
Exide's Vernon site

A bankruptcy court ruled that Exide Technologies is allowed to abandon its former battery recycling plant in Vernon, despite the protests of state and local officials. 

The move will leave the state (taxpayers) with a hefty bill to pay for the continued environmental clean up of the site.

Chief Judge Christopher Sontchi in Delaware ruled that there was no “imminent” threat posed by Exide’s abandonment of the plant, even though the site has led to extensive lead pollution in the air and soil of surrounding neighbourhoods.

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