Dozens protest outside Exide Technologies in Muncie

Worried plant is making is making people sick
Posted at 5:32 PM, Feb 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-26 17:32:55-05

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Dozens of people protested outside Exide Technologies in Muncie on Sunday; they say they're worried that the plant is making people sick.

Exide is a lead acid battery plant. Protesters accuse the company of putting out toxic emissions for decades.

They're worried their families and the community are being exposed to arsenic and lead.

"I'm worried about my health, I'm worried about our soil, I'm worried about our water, I'm worried about our children. This has been going on for years and nothing has ever been done. My mom and dad fought it 20 years ago," said Crisanne Nolley, lives near Exide.

The protesters were demanding that the city and state call for lead testing of the air, soil and groundwater for hundreds of families living near the plant.

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The Delaware County Health Department says they informed state officials last year that they were concerned that Exide Technologies had been tracking lead home on their clothing, exposing their children to lead.  

Exide Technologies issued a statement saying they were aware of “two isolated instances” that were being investigated by the Delaware County Health Department, but their practices are “designed to prevent employees from leaving its facilities with lead or other chemical residues on their clothes.”

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