Re-Evaluation Ordered For Exide's Lead Smelter Permits

Law360, Philadelphia (November 27, 2012, 5:38 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania administrative law judge on Monday ordered the state's Department of Environmental Protection to re-evaluate permits issued to Exide Technologies for a lead smelting facility, after ruling regulators had failed to perform any serious analysis over the amount of lead discharged into the air.

Judge Bernard Labuskes Jr. of the state’s Environmental Hearing Board found regulators had granted an air permit renewal in 2010 for Exide’s Reading, Pa., lead smelting facility without conducting adequate analysis to determine how much lead was making its way into...
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