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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: — WHY??? — Toxic, brain-damaging lead levels 100 times higher than health limits found in soil of homes near Exide lead smelter; DTSC, state regulators refuse to release majority of contamination readings for most of affected properties

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Homes, schools and at least one day-care center near a shuttered Vernon battery recycler are contaminated with higher levels of brain-damaging lead than previously disclosed, with soil samples at one property as much as 100 times above California’s health standard, state and county records show. Yet it remains unclear where and at what concentrations the poisonous […]

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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 VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Nearly every property tested so far in neighborhoods near Exide lead smelter is contaminated and will need cleanup; More than 99% of 1,000 homes tested to date by State and Los Angeles County have high levels of lead contamination

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89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio Exide: Nearly every property tested so far will need cleanup Elizabeth Aguilera March 22, 07:00 AM Members of the L.A. County Department of Public Health conduct soil tests in Commerce looking for lead contaminants left by the former Exide lead battery recycling plant in nearby Vernon. ELIZABETH AGUILERA/KPCC CLICK HERE […]

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EXIDE VERNON: Not just in Flint, environmental contamination in Los Angeles neighborhoods because of poor regulatory oversight at all levels of admitted corporate criminal behavior by Exide in operations of Vernon lead smelter

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89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio Environmental contamination in LA by Deepa Fernandes | Take Two March 04 2016 Exide begins to remove lead-polluted soil on Monday morning at a house on the 1200 block of La Puerta Street in Boyle Heights.MAYA SUGARMAN/KPCC Listen to this story 8 MIN 13 SEC by clicking here Here in Southern California, we’ve […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health sets up website in response to contamination from Exide lead smelter

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CLICK HERE to go to LA County Department of Public Health Exide Response website  

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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 VERNON – Los Angeles Times Editorial: How to pay for cleaning up all of the contamination from the Exide lead smelter

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Although lax enforcement of environmental laws certainly played a part in this 30-year fiasco, Exide ultimately should be held responsible for the expense.  LOS ANGELES TIMES EDITORIAL How to pay for cleaning up the Exide mess In a photo taken in 2013 by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control during an inspection, the state wrote […]

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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: City of Frisco objects to serial polluter Exide’s vague bankruptcy reorganization plan because of concerns Exide officials have not ensured that enough money will be allocated to properly cleanup contaminated lead smelter facility, Stewart Creek, surrounding property

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CLICK HERE TO READ OBJECTION CITY OF FRISCO FILED ON MARCH 17 CLICK HERE TO READ OBJECTION CITY OF FRISCO FILED WITH BANKRUPTCY COURT IN JANUARY Below is an excerpt from the March 17 filing: For decades, Exide operated a lead recycling plant in Frisco,Texas. Several years ago, Exide shut down its operations there and sought to […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: PLEASE READ AND SHARE! Community leader appeals to California Gov. Jerry Brown regarding very serious concerns about potential sham settlement with violation-ridden Exide; Exide still under criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department for handling of toxic waste

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“It’s just another sign of their lack of oversight. It’s just another sign. You know, they’re not going to do anything until the judge orders them to do something to fix up that place,” A ‘sham settlement’ Msgr. Moretta, who has pastored Resurrection for almost 30 years, was so moved by the latest revelation that […]

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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: Exide to hold Frisco lead smelter closure Community Open House Sept. 18

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From ad in the Dallas Morning News:   EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES FRISCO RECYCLING CENTER CLOSURE COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 Frisco Heritage Center 6499 Page St., Frisco, TX 75034 Company representatives and technical consultants will be available from 6:30-8:00PM to discuss key project components with interested members of the community www.ExideFriscoClosure.com

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Potentially hazardous waste from Exide lead smelter missing in Frisco

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CBS Dallas/Fort Worth Potentially Hazardous Waste From Exide Plant Missing In Frisco May 21, 2014 7:15 PM By Jack Fink FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – Exide Technologies has hired two companies to collect battery case fragments, and other potentially hazardous waste in Stewart Creek as part of the state-mandated clean-up. The city of Frisco says for more than 40 years, […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Waiting until after today’s hearing agenda was amended and finalized, Exide files motion to delay presenting bankruptcy reorganization plan to Court and stakeholders; Wants to maintain exclusivity in preparation of reorg plan. Hearing on request scheduled for July 2. Exide wants to delay plan presentation to Court until July 31 and to delay seeking stakeholder approval until Sept. 30. OBJECTIONS TO EXIDE’S REQUEST FOR A DELAY ARE DUE TO BANKRUPTCY COURT BY MAY 30. June 13 will mark one-year anniversary of Exide’s second bankruptcy filing in 12 years

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Waiting until after today’s hearing agenda was amended and finalized, Exide submitted a motion today to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to delay the deadline for the company presenting its bankruptcy reorganization plan to the court. A hearing on that request  is scheduled for July 2, 2014, 11 a.m. EST at U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 8224 Market […]

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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: (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 – Frisco, Exide clash over Stewart Creek cleanup

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DALLAS MORNING NEWS Frisco, Exide clash over Stewart Creek cleanup   By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Staff Writer vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com Published: 26 February 2014 10:53 PM Updated: 26 February 2014 11:13 PM Plans are in the works to clean up the Stewart Creek area downstream from the Exide Technologies plant. The plans — one from Exide and one […]

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TIME TO STATE THE OBVIOUS: Exide’s and others’ ongoing toxic contamination of communities across the U.S. without significant consquences is due to total systemic failure of municipal, state, regional and federal agencies to meet their responsibilities to protect people and the environment. This LA Times special report documents failure at the state level…

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…Connect the special investigative report by The Los Angeles Times below with the great investigative work done by respected media organizations like USA Today and NPR and The Center for Public Integrity and Bill Moyers & Company, as well as the ongoing, ground-breaking research work being done by globally respected scientists such as Dr. Howard […]

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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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