Archive | November, 2013

EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Public has until Dec. 2 to submit comments on Exide plan to upgrade underground piping system that leaked metals and other toxic substances

Exide - Dec. 2

EGPNEWS.COM Public Comment on Exide Storm Water Plan Opens Up Today By EGP Staff Report The public has until Dec. 2 to submit comment on a plan by lead-acid battery recycler Exide Technologies to upgrade its underground piping system. On Nov. 7, 2013, Exide Technologies, petitioned for a Provisional State Modification for the State of […]

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


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 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 VERNON UPDATE: Vernon City Council supports proposed new AQMD rule that would set stricter lead emission standards for large lead smelters like Exide, as well as establish arsenic emission standards for the first time. Exide Update page added to City’s website


 In his letter to the AQMD, McCormick said he wants to “ensure that everything possible is being done by [AQMD] to protect the health and safety of our residents.” PAR 1420.1 would implement stricter air emission standards for large lead-acid battery recycling facilities. Currently, Exide Technologies in Vernon and Quemetco Inc. in the City of […]

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EXIDE FRISO NEWS UPDATE: What to do with the toxic, harzadous waste from Exide lead smelter in Frisco?


CBS DFW What to Do With Exide Waste in Frisco? FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – The Exide battery recycling plant in Frisco has been shut down for a year. But some Frisco residents said that the fight is not yet over. The issue is what to do with the waste from the plant — bury it or […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Frisco citizens speak out: “Complete removal of toxic waste from Exide lead smelter a must”


This should be an easy choice for our City Council. Frisco has a reputation of never skimping when it comes to quality of life issues. It shouldn’t start with the largest toxic pollution problem the town has ever faced. Yet the City Council is leaning toward building a new permanent toxic waste dump in the […]

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EXIDE BATON ROUGE BREAKING NEWS: Demolition of Baton Rouge Exide lead smelter finally begins with elected officials and environmental groups concerned about problems at other Exide facilities, particularly Frisco

Citing problems at other Exide facilities particularly in Frisco, Texas, environmental groups and politicians have urged the state Department of Environmental Quality to make sure that as the Exide Technologies Baton Rouge Recycling Center in north Baton Rouge is shut down, that it is done correctly and that the state looks for signs of contamination. […]

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IMPACT ON PROPERTY VALUES UPDATE: Ever wonder why Realtors don’t seem to care as much about years of lead deposited in soil in neighborhoods, schoolyards, parks, creeks as they do about lead in paint? Ask them!

Exide Lead Smelter at Heart of Frisco


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