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December 2012 - Lead Free Frisco
Archive | December, 2012

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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Old factories may stick taxpayers with cleanup costs

From USA Today: Making polluters pay for cleanups is a cornerstone of environmental laws. But in the case of old smelter sites, some firms have either reorganized or used bankruptcy to shed financial responsibility. PHILADELPHIA – Several companies manufactured lead for more than 140 years at a massive factory surrounded by homes in the city’s […]

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Want even more info about the effects of lead in North Texas? Take a look at The Burden of Lead

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Dallasnews.com has a great resource for lead issues that are affecting our community. It features stories about communities affected by lead, photos and videos, and documents from the CDC and EPA ranging from what people need to know about lead to reviews about Superfund sites. Click here to take some time to look at it […]

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The Burden of Lead: West Dallas deals with contamination decades later

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From dallasnews.com By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH The low-income neighborhood of older wood-frame homes in West Dallas is a far cry from the suburb of newly built brick houses in Frisco 30 miles to the north. But the two North Texas communities share a bond: Both were contaminated by industrial lead for nearly half a century. The […]

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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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LATEST NEWS: Exide sets Dec. 12 public meeting; Announces demolition plans for Frisco lead smelter

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  Exide Technologies to hold public meeting Dec. 12 on demolition plans By Valerie Wigglesworth/Reporter Dallas Morning News Exide Technologies has scheduled a public meeting for next week to discuss demolition plans for its battery recycling plant in Frisco along with efforts to control dust and monitor air quality during the process. The meeting will […]

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MEDIA ROUND-UP – Exide Technologies closes Frisco lead smelter

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Below is a round-up of news stories regarding the  Nov. 30 closing of the Exide Techologies lead smelter in Frisco: November 30, 2012 Dallas Morning News Exide Technologies shuts down Frisco plant today By Valerie Wigglesworth Exide Technologies will shut down by 11 a.m. today, ending nearly a half century of operations in Frisco. The […]

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