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2014-03-20 16:23:13

Approval Marks Significant Progress in Company's Efforts to Upgrade Plant VERNON, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exide Technologies (OTC: XIDEQ), announced today that the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has approved an operational plan for Exide's battery recycling facility in Vernon, CA - marking significant progress in the Company's ongoing efforts to upgrade its plant. Exide has worked diligently with SCAQMD for the past seven months to develop a...

2014-01-07 12:22:32

SCAQMD and Exide Tests Show Plant-Wide 95% Arsenic Emissions Reductions, Company Poised to Make Additional Investments LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exide Technologies (OTC: XIDEQ) reported today that a recent South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) report underscores the company's success in substantially reducing arsenic emissions at its battery recycling facility in Vernon, CA. Since identifying elevated emissions levels early last year, the company has...

2013-12-10 23:32:50

First “Check Before You Burn” Spot Airing in Effort to Curb Wood Burning Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Sensis, a cross-cultural advertising agency with digital at its core, created an advertising campaign to help raise awareness about the effect wood burning has on Southern California air quality while introducing a new type of alert on days when wood smoke can create health and pollution risks. The campaign for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)...

2013-11-04 23:20:09

11 am PST press conference on Monday November 4, 2013 to be held on South Atlantic Avenue, City of Maywood, California, 90058. Maywood, CA (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Hon. Felipe Aguirre and Hon. Thomas Martin, Maywood City Councilmembers representing the Maywood Coalition of Concerned Citizens and Community Leaders will provide a status update and discuss next steps on the Exide facility clean up efforts at the press conference to be held Monday, November 4, 2013 at 11 am in the City of...

2013-10-14 23:01:25

Local Elected Officials discussed Exide's Vernon battery recycling plant's agency mandated lead and arsenic clean up at a recent October 11, 2013 press conference in Vernon California. Vernon, California (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 "Exide must comply with DTSC and SCAQMD regulations,” said Maywood Councilmember Felipe Aguirre at yesterday's press conference. "The Stipulation and Order (Docket HWCA: P3-12/13-010) between the California Department of Toxic Substance...

2013-07-17 16:21:09

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the South Coast Air Quality Management District, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Energy Commission, California Air Resources Board, UPS, Electric Vehicles International (EVI), and others celebrate the deployment of 40 zero-emission delivery vehicles manufactured by EVI in California and operated by UPS in San Bernardino. This event recognizes one of the largest concentrations in Southern California of fully...

Grilling Hamburgers Creates Big Pollution Problem
2012-09-24 10:09:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online If you needed another reason to steer clear of hamburgers for lunch, a group of scientists has concluded that America´s favorite sandwich cannot only be bad for the waist line, it can also be bad for our environment. Though it may not be shocking for anyone who has ever wondered about the impact of those billowing plumes pouring from the local burger shack, these scientists from the University of California in Riverside...

2012-03-09 15:17:00

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Showing widening geographic support, South Pasadena Mayor Michael Cacciotti announced March 8 that he has 23 elected or former elected officials endorsing him as a candidate in the June 5 primary for the 41stAssembly District. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120309/CG67948) "My support stretches from east to west through the sprawling district," said Cacciotti."Our campaign is on a roll." Cacciotti also was recently...

2012-01-30 07:00:00

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical (NYSE: KWR) - a global leader in metalworking process fluids - has intimate knowledge of and experience with the South Coast Air Quality Management District's (SCAQMD) Rule 1144, a new regulation that restricts Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from the use of metalworking fluids and direct-contact lubricants at industrial facilities. The original Rule 1144 was adopted January 1, 2011; however, more stringent...

2012-01-23 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AHR Expo -- Tecogen Inc. today announced that its ultra-low emissions technology is now available across its entire product line of natural gas engine-driven systems. These emissions are on par with fuel cells, far surpassing Best Available Control Technology (BACT) limits for stationary natural gas engines. Designed for commercial and industrial facilities, Tecogen products offer reliable, clean energy performance for today's heating,...