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REPORT – Frisco citizens group raises contamination concerns about planned Grand Park expansion adjacent to Exide lead smelter site


(Some of the photographs from the 1,300 page EPA on-site inspection report and from the TCEQ on-site inspection report on the Exide Frisco lead smelter, are posted on the Lead Free Frisco flickr photostream here. Specific photos EPA inspectors took of lead slag and Stewart Creek can be found here. You can download and read […]

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NEWS: Exide closing Bristol, TN plant that received $34.3 million in federal stimulus funds in 2009


KINGSPORT (TENNESSEE) TIMES NEWS Exide Ceasing Operations at Bristol Plant CLICK HERE TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT $34.3 MILLION U.S. GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC RECOVERY GRANT TO EXIDE IN 2009 May 31st, 2013 1:16 pm by Hank Hayes Exide Corporation Battery Plant in Bristol, Tenn. David Grace file photo. Update: 3:55 p.m. An Exide Technologies quarterly report indicates […]

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BREAKING NEWS: CONSUMER WATCHDOG REPORT – New documents reveal California’s top toxics regulator knew of Exide safety risks for years


From Consumer Watchdog’s “About” page:  “Consumer Watchdog is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an effective voice for taxpayers and consumers in an era when special interests dominate public discourse, government and politics. We deploy an in-house team of public interest lawyers, policy experts, strategists, and grassroots activists to expose, confront, and change corporate and […]

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EXIDE’S NEGATIVE IMPACT ON OTHER COMMUNITIES UPDATE: LOS ANGELES TIMES – Seven Exide plants across the U.S. have been linked to health-risk levels of airborne lead


(Lead Free Frisco started its Exide’s Negative Impact on Other Communities page in 2011 to track stories about how Exide’s lead smelters are impacting communities across the United States. Below is the Los Angeles Times’ May 29, 2013, story based on a review of EPA and local and state government data showing that since 2012, […]

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BREAKING NEWS: LA City Council votes unanimously to back investigation into why Exide’s Vernon lead smelter cited for arsenic pollution has been allowed to operate with temporary permit for more than 30 years; asks city attorney to lay out plans for possible legal action against Exide or to compel state to protect public from potentially dangerous levels of lead and arsenic


(See stories below from the Los Angeles Times, CBS Los Angeles and EPG & City News Service, as well as links to information about the Exide Vernon lead smelter and its levels of toxicity provided by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and to updates on the suspension of Exide’s Vernon plant, provided by […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Frisco citizens group and City disagree over testing levels for clean up of land surrounding Exide lead smelter site


Below are stories regarding the disagreement between Frisco Unleaded and the City of Frisco regarding testing levels for the clean up of land surrounding the Exide lead smelter which closed in November 2012: FRISCO ENTERPRISE Advocacy group claims Exide not meeting cleanup standard, city disagrees The demolition of Exide’s Frisco lead-acid battery recycling plant is […]

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MEDIA ROUND-UP: Exide’s Public Meeting – Clean up at Frisco lead smelter on pause


WFAA by JOBIN PANICKER Bio | EmailWFAA Sports Posted on May 9, 2013 at 10:56 PM Updated yesterday at 11:38 PM FRISCO — It’s been six months since Exide shut down its facility in Frisco. Residents at a public meeting on Thursday night saw the progress through pictures of the demolition at the former battery-recycler. […]

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UPDATE: Concerns hamper cleanup at Exide’s closed lead smelter in Frisco


This story below was published Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in the Dallas Morning News: Concerns hamper cleanup at closed Exide plant in Frisco By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Staff Writer Published: 08 May 2013 11:01 PM Updated: 08 May 2013 11:01 PM Decontamination of buildings that once housed the Exide Technologies battery recycling plant is complete. […]

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UPDATES to Frisco news, Exide’s Negative Impact on Other Communities Page


To get a better picture of how Exide operations are impacting other communities across the United States, check out the “Exide’s Negative Impact on Other Communities” page. Since the end of 2012 to now, there have been updates regarding Exide’s operations/impact in Reading, PA, Southport/Fairfield,, CT and the Mill River, Muncie, IN and of course, […]

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BREAKING NEWS: S&P lowers Exide’s credit, debt ratings further into junk territory


Nathalie Tadena May 03, 2013 (c) 2013 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services lowered its rating on Exide Technologies Inc . one notch further into junk territory, noting the battery manufacturer’s recent suspension of operations at a secondary lead-recycling facility in California is a further headwind to its operational and financial […]

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FRISCO UPDATE: Exide sets May 9 for public meeting to discuss demolition of Frisco lead smelter

May 9, 2013

To read the full story in the Frisco Enterprise, click here

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THE DANGERS OF LEAD: Interview Series: Top expert Dr. Howard Mielke discusses the real danger of lead in soil

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“We have air pollution laws and water pollution laws but we don’t have any soil pollution laws,” Dr. Howard Mielke   Here is Part 1 of the three-part interview series with Dr. Howard Mielke about the true danger of lead in soil:   Part 2 of three-part series here:   Here is the […]

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THE DANGERS OF LEAD: Clinical guide, video for interpreting, managing CDC’s lowered pediatric blood levels for lead exposure

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From the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units, click here for the Clinical Guide The Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health and the Environmental Protection Agency collaborated on a presentation presentation to review ”The New CDC Blood Lead Reference Values” on June 10, 2012. To get more information, click here.  

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BREAKING NEWS: Bloomberg – Exide Technologies Bonds Fall to Record Low After Plant Closing


Bonds of Exide Technologies (XIDE), a lead-acid battery producer, plunged to the lowest level ever after California regulators ordered it to close a recycling unit because of health risks. The company’s $674.2 million of 8.625 percent, first-lien notes due February 2018 dropped 4 cents on the dollar to 65 cents to yield 20.5 percent at […]

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