EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Exide proposes more tests to determine extent of contamination on Frisco property
The latest proposal from Exide Technologies includes testing areas of Stewart Creek that are located downstream from its Frisco plant for contamination. (Courtesy of Southwest Geoscience)
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Exide proposes more tests to determine extent of contamination on Frisco property
By Valerie Wigglesworth
6:03 pm on October 30, 2013
Exide Technologies is tentatively set to launch another round of testing on its Frisco property in response to regulators’ comments.
In a 64-page document submitted Tuesday, the company said it would start the additional work on Nov. 15 provided its plans are approved. Once the work starts, the company anticipates it will take six months to complete the work and submit a revised assessment of the extent of contamination on its property.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found many deficiencies in Exide’s first draft of the report.
The work involves testing the sediments, soils and groundwater on and around the plant property for contamination. This document will be the basis for determining how best to clean up the property.
In its letter, Exide noted that it did not agree on the groundwater classification sought by regulators but would use that higher standard until the additional field work could support its position. Class 2 groundwater calls for cleanup levels that are 100 times greater than the levels for Class 3 groundwater.
The full report is available at www.exidefriscoclosure.com.