a shutdown in April, residents living in communities near the Exide
battery recycler in Vernon gathered at a town hall meeting Wednesday for
information about the plant.
The plant was found to have emitted excess
amounts of lead and arsenic. The plant was allowed to reopen after Exide
showed improvements significantly reduced emissions.
wonder if their health has been compromised living so close to the 90 year old
plant. One woman complained of asthma, another said both her
grandsons suffer from autism, another with multiple sclerosis.
encouraged to have blood lead levels checked and to rally their representatives
to first get the Air Quality Management Board to deny a variance that allows
Exide to operate as it does now and then push for permanent shutdown.