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Oct. 10, 2013

Exide Technologies will invest an additional $7 million during the next two years to upgrade its Vernon, California facility as part of an agreement with state environmental officials. One of the few domestic lead-acid battery recycling facilities in the country, Exide has spent more than $18 million since 2008 to comply with environmental regulations and reduce air emission levels.

Veolia Environmental Services has opened an electronics and electronic product recycling facility in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. The 55,000 square foot facility replaces a facility in Stoughton, Massachusetts and will increase the company's fluorescent lamp recycling capacity by 150 percent.

Longyu International of Monterey Park, California has levied a $151,000 lawsuit against eLot Electronics Recycling of Troy, New York. The suit alleges that eLot knowingly shipped less than the agreed upon amount of copper scrap to China, replacing the load with scrap circuit boards, "inferior wire" and other materials.

Indian electronics asset management company Attero has major plans to expand into the U.S. and claims it will disrupt the current e-scrap recycling landscape. Using its Roorkee, India plant as a model for the expansion, Attero aims to build a series of cost-efficient "mini-refineries" throughout the U.S. to serve as one-stop shops for data management, electronics refurbishment and precious metal extraction.

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