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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS – Frisco officials see Exide lead smelter cleanup costs mount; City requests $1.5 million from State fund — total amount Legislature set aside for TCEQ cleanup fund from statewide fee — to help cover increasing costs of closed Exide site

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Both agencies (EPA and TCEQ) must approve all the work that Exide does at the Frisco site, company officials said. The city has no official role in that process. Yet Frisco says it is putting in a lot of work to ensure the cleanup is done right. That includes producing its own detailed cost estimates […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS – Frisco accuses Exide of being in default of agreement

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CBS 11 NEWS Frisco Accuses Exide Of Being In Default of Agreement   February 25, 2014 7:36 PM Story by CBS NEWS 11 Reporter Jack Fink FRISCO (CBS 11 NEWS) – It’s been nearly two years since the city of Frisco and Exide Technologies agreed to shut down and demolish the battery recycling plant. But the CBS-11 […]

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BREAKING NEWS: After Frisco advocacy group raises concerns about toxic contamination found in and near Stewart Creek and impact on proposed Grand Park plans, City decides to take in public concerns, input

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FRISCO ENTERPRISE Frisco to take public input on Stewart Creek cleanup The city of Frisco will hold public input meetings prior to the remediation of Stewart Creek. Battery chips and potentially hazardous materials were recently found near the creek in several areas in the city. Photo by Kelsey Kruzich. By Anthony Tosie, atosie@starlocalnews.com, @anthonytosie on Twitter Published: Friday, […]

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FRISCO UPDATE: Frisco to receive $1.5 million from Texas battery fund to apply to cleanup of contaminated land surrounding Exide lead smelter

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DALLAS MORNING NEWS Frisco to tap state fund for its share of Exide cleanup Vernon Bryant/Staff Photographer Crews dismantle a smokestack in May at Exide Technologies’ Frisco plant. By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Staff Writer vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com Published: 08 July 2013 10:33 PM Updated: 09 July 2013 07:22 AM After 20 years of trying, the city of Frisco will receive […]

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BREAKING NEWS: City of Frisco joins TCEQ in filing motion to request U.S. bankruptcy judge to ensure that funds are available for cleanup of Exide’s Frisco lead smelter site

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DALLAS MORNING NEWS Frisco, state attempt to secure financing for cleanup at Exide site during bankruptcy By Valerie Wigglesworth vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com 1:05 pm on July 6, 2013 The city of Frisco filed a motion in federal bankruptcy court this week that joins the state in its efforts to secure funding for environmental cleanup at the closed Exide […]

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Dallas Morning News Editorial: Frisco takes tough stance on Exide

It is never easy for a city to balance economic development and public health when the two goals come into conflict. To their credit, Frisco city officials have appropriately done so in the Exide case, giving the priority to public health. Read full editorial DMN_19Jan2012_ToughStanceEditorial.

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Exide manager gives review of demolition plans

From dallasnews.com: By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH FRISCO — Exide Technologies briefed the public Wednesday on its plans to decontaminate and demolish its Frisco lead smelter. During a meeting attended by about three dozen people, Frisco plant manager Dave McKercher offered a tentative schedule and encouraged people to use the company’s website to ask questions, make suggestions […]

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Tenative demolition/decontaimination timeline for the Frisco Exide plant

Dec. 31: Tentative date to begin demolition Jan. 15: Tentative date to begin removal of plant’s smokestacks March 1: Anticipated date to complete demolition May 1: Anticipated date to complete remediation of land purchased by city of Frisco Beyond May 1: Meet actions required by regulatory agencies

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Tensions run high at first public meeting on Exide plant demolition

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Exide’s lead-acid battery plant in Frisco has long been a contentious issue in the city, and Wednesday night’s public meeting regarding the decontamination and demolition of the plant was no exception. See the story at Starlocalnews.com Neither Exide officials nor meeting attendees appeared happy with the outcome of the meeting, which became hostile within the […]

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Frisco activists want more public input on Exide cleanup

From dallasnews.com: Environmental groups claim that the public is being shut out of the cleanup process for Exide Technologies’ secondary lead smelter in Frisco. The groups Frisco Unleaded and Downwinders at Risk say important decisions are being made behind closed doors without the public having a chance to review them or provide….. See the full […]

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MEDIA ROUND-UP – Unanimous approval for deal to shut down Exide lead smelter; Residents ask for City diligence and citizen participation to ensure proper closure, remediation

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DOWNLOAD MAYOR’S LETTER TO FRISCO CITIZENS REGARDING AGREEMENT WITH EXIDE   June 6 Green Source DFW Community Groups Make Their Voices Heard in Forcing Exide Plant Closure in Frisco June 5 KERA 90.1 FM Frisco’s Bill to Clean Up Exide – Audio included   June 4 CBS 11 Frisco Council OK’s Deal That Will Shutter […]

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READ THIS AND BE THERE! Get copy of proposed Frisco / Exide settlement agreement and resolutions and plan to attend Monday City meetings to vote on approval; Also plan to attend June 21 Public Hearing

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Share! Share! Share!   DOWNLOAD AND READ A COPY OF PROPOSED MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT HERE DOWNLOAD AND READ NOTICE OF JUNE 21 PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING PROJECTS RELATED TO PROPOSED MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Special called meetings of the Frisco City Council, the Frisco Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) and the Frisco Community Development Corporation (FCDC) will be […]

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BREAKING NEWS: MEDIA ROUND-UP – Exide’s Frisco lead smelter likely to close by Dec. 31

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A positive step forward… DOWNLOAD AND READ COPY OF OFFICIAL STATEMENT HERE   June 3 CW33 Frisco City Leaders Prepare to Vote on Agreement to Close Exide Plant   June 1 KERA 90.1 FM Frisco Citizens Applaud Exide Closing (audio included)   D Magazine – Front Burner Retail Wealth Lets City of Frisco Buy Out […]

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PLEASE SHARE NOW! – Frisco City Council to meet TONIGHT in closed session to discuss Exide; Possible open, public session if decisions made

This is from DMN Frisco Blog: “The Frisco City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. today to discuss legal issues surrounding the Exide Technologies plant. The discussions will be in closed session. If any decisions are to be made, the council will convene in open session. No specific votes are listed on […]

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Exide refuses to apply for required permit; Board of Adjustment unanimously denies lead smelter’s preliminary site plan, final plat applications

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Below is a copy of a story about last night’s Frisco Board of Adjustment meeting by Dallas Morning News reporter Valerie Wigglesworth. One very important fact that needs to stated and understood, as it seems to be overlooked repeatedly for some reason in stories reported by the Dallas Morning News and other media outlets, and […]

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TAKE ACTION TOMORROW: Send Frisco some LOVE in a Community Valentine – Show up and show support at Planning & Zoning Commission meeting!

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YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED TOMORROW NIGHT to show support for the Frisco city staff’s recommendation to deny Exide Technologies’ applications for a preliminary site plan and final plat. This meeting and your presence and voices of support are key to building and strengthening the local community movement to demonstrate that Exide and its lead smelting […]

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BREAKING NEWS / MEDIA REPORTS: City Council denys Exide appeal; votes to set compliance date for non-conforming use

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The Frisco City Council demonstrated Tuesday night that it was listening to the diligent and determined voices of citizens when it unanimously voted to deny Exide’s appeal of the Planning & Zoning Commission’s vote to deny the company’s vested rights petition for almost 5o-year-old lead smelter. The Council took another unanimous vote to direct the […]

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CALL TO ACTION: Make plans to attend City Council meeting TOMORROW, Dec. 6, – Exide-related legal and zoning items on Agenda; Council to learn about amortization – Make your voice heard!

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The agenda for Tuesday’s City Council meeting includes several items related to Exide. Make plans now to attend to find out more, and also to let the Mayor and City Council hear your voice and concerns about Exide’s lead smelter that sits in the heart of Frisco and still is operating in violation of federal […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Attend City Council meeting TONIGHT to learn more about possible public hearings about zoning ordinance changes that could impact Exide plant

While we don’t have many details at all right now, the City of Frisco possibly seems to be considering some type of action related to the Exide lead smelter. Below is what we know right now: MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND TONIGHT’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO FIND OUT MORE! Exide has filed its application to Frisco […]

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“Citizens are scared”, Mayor Maso testifies; Cancer cases to be monitored

From an April 8, 2010, story in the Dallas Morning News: “Frisco Mayor Maher Maso said some businesses have opted not to move to his Collin County suburb and sales contracts on homes have been canceled because of concerns about emissions from a lead smelter near downtown. His admission came Thursday during testimony before a […]

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