Protect Muncie Families! Demand a Public Meeting on Exide's Permit & Toxic Pollution
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Exide Technologies has filed an application with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to renew their General Operating Permit at their plant located at 2601 West Mt. Pleasant Blvd. in Muncie.
Despite calls from hundreds of Muncie residents that IDEM hold a simple public meeting on Exide's permit, IDEM has elected not to allow a public meeting, putting an irresponsible corporation with a long history of violations and fines for excessive emissions of toxic contaminants and bad practices, BEFORE the health and safety of thousands of Muncie residents and families.
Since 1989, Exide has released 227,275 pounds of toxic pollutants- including dangerous lead, sulfuric acid and arsenic- into the air and water in Muncie.
If approved, this Operating Permit will allow Exide to continue to emit 474.5 tons (949,000 pounds) of toxic pollutants in Muncie PER YEAR, including 4.86 tons (9,720 pounds) of lead. This will negatively impact local homes, businesses, residents' health, our environment and wildlife.
Please join with hundreds of your neighbors and friends in calling for the EPA and IDEM to allow a simple public meeting on Exide's permit!
We deserve an opportunity to learn more about Exide's permit, toxic emissions and the impact Exide's operation has had on the health and properties of thousands of Muncie families; especially given that Exide has one of the worst public health and environmental safety records of any company in the U.S. and have been subject to millions of dollars in fines and criminal charges in several communities- including in Muncie!
You can also send an email to Genevieve Damico (email@example.com) at the EPA to express your concerns and request a public meeting; refer to permit number T035-37825-00028 in your correspondence.
For more information, or to get involved, email ProtectMuncie@gmail.com
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