Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Exide Technologies
Current Parent Company: 
Exide Technologies
Penalty: 
$4,720,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
March 16, 2015
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Exide Technologies agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the United States and the State of Indiana alleging Clean Air Act violations at the companys lead smelter in Muncie, Indiana. Exide Technologies agreed to spend over $3.9 million to install state-of-the-art pollution control equipment to reduce harmful air pollution from the facility. The settlement resolved claims that the facility's failure to comply with national emission standards resulted in the release of excess lead in an area that does not meet the federal health-based air quality standard for lead. The settlement also required the company to pay a civil penalty of $820,000.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Indiana
Facility City: 
Muncie
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Georgia
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous energy products and systems
Specific Industry of Parent: 
batteries
Source Notes: 
If an online information source is not working, check the Violation Tracker Data Sources page for an updated link.
Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.