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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Exide wants to send potentially contaminated storm water through Frisco’s wastewater system, or directly into Stewart Creek, which feeds the Lake Lewisville Watershed

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DALLAS MORNING NEWS Exide wants to send potentially contaminated storm water through Frisco’s wastewater system Written by Valerie Wigglesworth August 3, 2017 FRISCO — Every time it rains, thousands of gallons of water gush across the site of the old Exide Technologies battery recycling plant here. What doesn’t get soaked into the ground picks up […]

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EXIDE FRISCO: Exide sues Frisco over delays in cleanup of land contaminated by its lead smelter; City denies wrongdoing

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DALLAS MORNINGS NEWS Exide sues Frisco over delays in cleanup of contaminated land; city denies wrongdoing Written by Valerie Wigglesworth FRISCO — Nearly five years after shuttering its plant here that emitted too much lead, Exide Technologies has sued the city, claiming that its actions are thwarting the company’s cleanup efforts. The suit contradicts Frisco’s claims over […]

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EXIDE FRISCO – Frisco City Council to hold public hearing at 2 p.m. June 2 regarding TCEQ request to EPA to remove Nonattainment Area for Lead designation from 1.28 mile area surrounding Exide lead smelter; Public comments accepted by TCEQ through June 3

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With April 27, 2016, vote, the request to the EPA and proposed maintenance plan move forward. EPA officials will have the final say on removing the nonattainment area. Public comments will be accepted by the state through June 3. A public hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. June 2 in the council chambers at Frisco […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: PUBLIC COMMENTS ACCEPTED THROUGH SEPT. 24 — Proposal for closing contaminated lead smelter’s landfill is key step in Frisco’s cleanup plans with Exide

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The proposed final closure plan for the landfill is available on Exide’s website at exidefriscoclosure.com. Public comments will be accepted through Sept. 24. DALLAS MORNING NEWS Landfill proposal a key step in Exide cleanup plan  G.J. McCarthy/Staff Photographer Aerial photograph shows abandoned structures on the former site of Exide Technologies in Frisco. By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Follow @vlwigg vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ approves $2.45 million penalty against long-time serial polluter Exide for numerous hazardous waste violations at its contaminated and now closed Frisco lead smelter

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CLICK HERE TO READ MOTION FOR TCEQ’S AGREED ENFORCEMENT ORDER AGAINST EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES DALLAS MORNING NEWS TCEQ OKs $2.45 million penalty against Exide over violations in Frisco   This aerial photo from Exide’s Frisco facility earlier this month shows the crystallization unit on the left, a stormwater retention pond at the top and a wastewater […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ files Agreed Order against Exide and charges company with more than $2.45 million in fines for six violations of storing and handling of hazardous waste at Frisco lead smelter site

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CLICK HERE TO READ PROPOSED TCEQ AGREED ORDER AGAINST EXIDE Exide faces $2.45M in state penalties as part of plan for former Frisco plant Vernon Bryant/Staff Photographer The Exide Technologies plant in Frisco, seen last week, shut down in November 2012. By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com Staff Writer Published: 30 March 2015 08:54 PM Updated: 30 March 2015 10:31 […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS – Seriously, is anyone really surprised???? — Frisco accuses Exide of minimizing cleanup at closed plant

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Anyone who has given even passing attention to Exide’s global record regarding contamination of communities, the passing of decades in some cases before it even begins cleanup and how flawed those cleanups have been will not find this latest chapter in the Exide’s ongoing negative impact on Frisco surprising at all. For a sampling, check our […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: (SEE CORRECTION IN POST) TCEQ denies approval of Exide cleanup plan and lists 34 reasons it believes Exide is cutting corners on required cleanup/agreement; Cites concerns about safety of water for drinking

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CORRECTION This story was originally reported in October, 2013 CBS 11 – DALLAS/FORT WORTH

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Cleanup costs elusive more than a year after Exide’s closure in Frisco

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DALLAS MORNING NEWS  Cleanup costs elusive more than a year after Exide’s closure in Frisco By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Staff Writer vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com Published: 25 December 2013 10:52 PM Updated: 25 December 2013 11:08 PM Total costs to clean up contamination in Frisco are still up in the air more than a year after the Exide Technologies […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Frisco seeks to add fourth site contaminated by Exide lead smelter to cleanup operations

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The latest site for cleanup sits along Stewart Creek between the city’s proposed Grand Park and Exide. It includes three tracts of land immediately west and south of the Frisco Discovery Center. The center is home to a Black Box Theater, art gallery and children’s science museum. The land is owned by the Frisco Community […]

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EXIDE FRISCO UPDATE: Citizen-led cleanup finds more battery chips from Exide lead smelter along Stewart Creek

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Click here to see a video of some of the battery chips found in Stewart Creek.   DALLAS MORNING NEWS More Exide battery chips found along Frisco creek By Valerie Wigglesworth vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com 4:20 pm on November 12, 2013 These were among the battery chips found during Saturday’s cleanup along Stewart Creek. (Courtesy Frisco Unleaded) Dozens […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Citizens group wants Frisco to remove all toxic waste from Exide lead smelter site; Frisco consultant says moving hazardous waste in soil to another location not preferred by City, unless its containment efforts don’t work

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Exide must also take steps related to a recent TCEQ notice of enforcement that found the company mishandled and improperly treated hazardous waste at the Frisco plant since 1998. Hazardous waste was first discovered in Exide’s landfill several years ago. The landfill is not permitted to contain hazardous waste. The main contaminants of concern are […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ issues Notice of Enforcement for 10 violations against Exide’s Frisco lead smelter for mishandling hazardous waste as far back as 1998

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CLICK HERE FOR COPY OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2013, TCEQ NOTICE OF ENFORCEMENT FOR INVESTIGATIONS AT EXIDE’S FRISCO LEAD SMELTER  DALLAS MORNING NEWS Editorial: TCEQ action helps Frisco with Exide File 2012/Staff Photo Exide’s bankruptcy filing and disputes over dangerous materials found downstream have complicated the cleanup process. Published: 14 October 2013 08:26 PM Updated: 14 […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ “Cannot Approve” Exide’s cleanup plan for Frisco lead smelter

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  CBS DFW I-Team: TCEQ ‘Cannot Approve’ Exide’s Frisco Cleanup Plan FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says it “cannot approve” Exide Technologies’ assessment report for the former Frisco battery recycling plant. In a letter sent from TCEQ to the company this week, the state listed 34 comments on the company’s report […]

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EXIDE FRISCO NEWS: Frisco citizens group joins city’s own expert critical of Exide’s plan to clean up lead smelter site

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: The stories below  refer to information from a declaration William Wheatley (expert with environmental engineering consulting firm Cook-Joyce hired by Frisco)  filed in July with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware in support of the joinder the City of Frisco filed in support of the TCEQ’s motion to object to court approval of […]

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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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BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Department of Justice/EPA, joined by 10 states, oppose final approval of Exide’s $500M DIP loan because of inflexibility of credit facility’s budget that could leave taxpayers to clean up contamination from environmental, other disaster; follows TCEQ’s challenge to loan giving priority to lenders over environmental obligations

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“The debtor may contend that its hands are tied from acting even in the event of a catastrophic event or emergency because it has no authority to spend cash collateral under an approved budget and there was not sufficient time to obtain such approval from the lenders,” the motion filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court […]

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Toxins contamination found in and along Stewart Creek near Exide Frisco lead smelter site

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MEDIA ROUND-UP: Stewart Creek/area outside Frisco Exide lead smelter polluted with lead, cadmium, arsenic, TCEQ 2011 reports show; Frisco’s plans have shown Creek flowing into proposed Grand Park pools, ponds, lake for some time; Creek is Lake Lewisville tributary, feeds area water supply

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TO SEE PHOTOS OF TAKEN BY TCEQ OF STEWART CREEK INSIDE THE EXIDE LEAD SMELTER PROPERTY CLICK HERE Grand Park is mentioned several times in the City of Frisco’s Comprehensive Plan, which was last updated in 2006. From Frisco’s Comprehensive Plan’s Introduction to the Land Use Strategy (Chapter 4): “The right of a municipality to […]

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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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