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Federal grand jury investigating Exide Technologies over Vernon plant
Federal grand jury investigating Exide Technologies over Vernon plant

A federal grand jury is investigating Exide Technologies, the company under scrutiny for emitting high levels of harmful pollutants from its battery recycling plant in Vernon, according to a financial disclosure filed this week. On Aug. 8, Exide received a "grand jury subpoena from the Department of Justice in the Central District of California in connection with a criminal investigation involving its Vernon, California, recycling facility," the company reported in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The subpoena requested "documents relating to materials transportation and air emissions," in an investigation targeting Exide and...

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