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BREAKING NEWS: EPA Issues Administrative Order Against Exide Frisco Citing Potential Soil and Water Contamination

Based on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action / multi-media inspection the EPA conducted at the Frisco Exide lead smelter in December 2009 and March 2010, as well as a file review of historical records, the agency has stated that the inspections indicate potential soil, groundwater, sediment and surface water contamination resulting from activities at the Exide facility.

To address these concerns, the EPA has issued a Unilateral Administrative Order for Exide:

“The Order requires site assessment by Exide, including delineation of soil, sediment, surface water, and groundwater contamination associated with the Facility and identification of remediation options. Specifically, contamination which has the potential to impact human health and ecological health associated with Stewart Creek both on-site and off-site needs to be assessed.

“Soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater data should be evaluated against Texas Risk Reduction Program protective concentration levels (and risk-based exposure levels for surface water) for both human health and ecological risks.”

You can download and read the full EPA Unilateral Administrative Order issued against Exide below:

Exide Frisco EPA Administrative Order Aug 2011

You can read the full 1,300 page report, including photos, the EPA issued after its December 2009 and March 2010 on-site inspections at the Exide Frisco lead smelter.

And, you can look at pictures from the EPA report that document many of the potential soil and water contamination concerns outlined in the Administrative Order.

“Frisco Exide Plant Ordered to Provide Samples to EPA”



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