Pa. County Challenges Approval Of Exide Smelter Upgrades

Law360, Philadelphia (October 3, 2012, 6:39 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania county on Monday appealed the state Department of Environmental Protection’s approval of a plan for Exide Technologies Inc. to enclose an existing smelter facility, claiming the company failed to show how the plan would meet federal air quality standards.

In a filing, Berks County told the state’s Environmental Hearing Board that Exide’s plan to enclose a lead smelter, which is located in the city of Reading and is used to break down lead acid batteries, falls short of standards mandated by the Clean Air...
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