The XIDE Plant that got shut down has been in opperation since 1981
. The Department of Health Services issued to GOUld, Inc. for the Facility, an interim
status document, effective date of December 18, 1981. In 1984, GNB Technologies
bought the Facility from Gould. In 2000, Exide Technologies acquired GNB, Inc.
including the Facility. The Department is informed and believes and thereon alleges that
Exide began operations at the Facility in September 2000