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Environment Court decision out on Exide

27 January 2006

Environment Court decision out on Exide

The Environment Court has released its decision on the Exide appeal. The Court endorsed the boundary limits set on the level of lead emissions at these boundaries – set by the review of Exide Technologies lead battery recycling plant as being acceptable.

Other key outcomes of the Court’s decision include:

Additional monitoring on the eastern boundary is not necessary. Boundary limit set by Greater Wellington should be retained. The lower emission limits come into place on 1 August 2006 – with the expectation the plant upgrades will be completed by this time. Community monitoring will be undertaken by Greater Wellington as planned. No additional changes to the plant upgrade condition. The Court specifically acknowledged Exide’s commitment to improvement.

Greater Wellington Regional Council Consents Manager, Nigel Corry is pleased the Court has endorsed enforceable discharge limits at the plant boundaries. Nigel Corry says Greater Wellington has always remained focussed on addressing any possible health concerns promptly. “The recommended limits were always intended to be set at a level that would protect public health. Imposed limits were aimed primarily at reducing discharges from the Exide Plant.”


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