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Exide battery recycler to close under agreement with U.S. attorney

Exide battery recycler to close under agreement with U.S. attorney

Battery recycler Exide Technologies will permanently close its Vernon plant and will not face criminal charges under an agreement reached Wednesday night with the U.S. attorney’s office. UPDATE: Exide closing Vernon plant to avoid criminal prosecution Under the deal, Exide will acknowlege the illegal storage and transportation of hazardous waste,  but will avoid criminal prosecution in exchange for shutting down, demolishing and cleaning its 15-acre battery recycling plant, which is about five miles southeast of Los Angeles, according to a person involved in the negotiations. The facility has stoked outrage among community groups and elected officials for its...

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