Professor Hoffman Interviewed by KPCC on Exide Technology Suit Against California Department of Public Health

October 24, 2016—Professor Allison Hoffman was interviewed by KPCC Radio on how Exide Technologies is suing the California Department of Public Health to obtain more data about the sources of lead contamination around its former battery recycling plant in Vernon. The state is pushing back, arguing that releasing the information would threaten the privacy rights of lead-poisoned children.

Professor Hoffman said, "the viability of the state's public health programs rely on people trusting them, and trusting the state to keep their data private. People won't want to go to the state if they think that it could compromise their privacy."

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