Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment

Professor Hecht Cited in Los Angeles Times on CA Government Employees Lacking Accountability for Exide’s Lead Contamination

May 31, 2016 – Professor Sean Hecht, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute, was cited in a Los Angeles Times article on the failure of government employees to take responsibility for years of lead contamination caused by battery recycling company, Exide Technologies, which has harmed surrounding communities.

To investigate regulatory breakdowns and potential wrongdoing specific to Exide, the Brown administration or state lawmakers could commission a panel or inspector general with the authority and resources to review records and conduct interviews, said Professor Hecht.

Read the article.