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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Frisco seeks to add fourth site contaminated by Exide lead smelter to cleanup operations

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The latest site for cleanup sits along Stewart Creek between the city’s proposed Grand Park and Exide. It includes three tracts of land immediately west and south of the Frisco Discovery Center. The center is home to a Black Box Theater, art gallery and children’s science museum. The land is owned by the Frisco Community […]

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

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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 vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com 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 FRISO NEWS UPDATE: What to do with the toxic, harzadous waste from Exide lead smelter in Frisco?

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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”

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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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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!

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Exide proposes more tests to determine extent of contamination on Frisco property

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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) NEIGHBORS GO FRISCO Exide proposes more tests to determine extent of contamination on Frisco property By Valerie Wigglesworth vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com 6:03 pm on October 30, 2013 Exide Technologies is tentatively […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Citizens group wants Frisco to remove all toxic waste from Exide lead smelter site; Frisco consultant says moving hazardous waste in soil to another location not preferred by City, unless its containment efforts don’t work

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Exide must also take steps related to a recent TCEQ notice of enforcement that found the company mishandled and improperly treated hazardous waste at the Frisco plant since 1998. Hazardous waste was first discovered in Exide’s landfill several years ago. The landfill is not permitted to contain hazardous waste. The main contaminants of concern are […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ issues Notice of Enforcement for 10 violations against Exide’s Frisco lead smelter for mishandling hazardous waste as far back as 1998

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CLICK HERE FOR COPY OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2013, TCEQ NOTICE OF ENFORCEMENT FOR INVESTIGATIONS AT EXIDE’S FRISCO LEAD SMELTER  DALLAS MORNING NEWS Editorial: TCEQ action helps Frisco with Exide File 2012/Staff Photo Exide’s bankruptcy filing and disputes over dangerous materials found downstream have complicated the cleanup process. Published: 14 October 2013 08:26 PM Updated: 14 […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ “Cannot Approve” Exide’s cleanup plan for Frisco lead smelter

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  CBS DFW I-Team: TCEQ ‘Cannot Approve’ Exide’s Frisco Cleanup Plan FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says it “cannot approve” Exide Technologies’ assessment report for the former Frisco battery recycling plant. In a letter sent from TCEQ to the company this week, the state listed 34 comments on the company’s report […]

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EXIDE FRISCO NEWS: Frisco citizens group joins city’s own expert critical of Exide’s plan to clean up lead smelter site

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: The stories below  refer to information from a declaration William Wheatley (expert with environmental engineering consulting firm Cook-Joyce hired by Frisco)  filed in July with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware in support of the joinder the City of Frisco filed in support of the TCEQ’s motion to object to court approval of […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Judge gives bankrupt Exide final approval for $500M DIP loan despite objections from City of Frisco, TCEQ, 10 states, EPA, Department of Justice due to concerns that city, state and U.S. taxpayers will be left to pay for cleanup of toxic contamination at Exide facilities; Frisco cleanup costs now range between $15 million and $130 million; How will Exide deal with its environmental liabilities in this second bankruptcy?

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  Exide received final Bankruptcy Court approval today of its $500 million debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing provided by JPM Chase and a group of lenders to whom the DIP financing was syndicated. This final approval came in spite of objections filed by entities ranging from the City of Frisco, the TCEQ, environmental agencies from California, Florida, […]

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Findings and photos from EPA’s 2009 on-site inspection of Frisco’s Exide lead smelter note crystallized substance that tested high for metals and plant-generated debris such as battery coverings, chips found along Stewart Creek

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From December 14-18, 2009, a team of EPA inspectors conducted a multimedia compliance evaluation inspection of Exide Techonologies lead smelter in Frisco to evaluate the facility’s status with the: Resource Conversation Recovery Act (RCRA) Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) The final report […]

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Toxins contamination found in and along Stewart Creek near Exide Frisco lead smelter site

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MEDIA ROUND-UP: Stewart Creek/area outside Frisco Exide lead smelter polluted with lead, cadmium, arsenic, TCEQ 2011 reports show; Frisco’s plans have shown Creek flowing into proposed Grand Park pools, ponds, lake for some time; Creek is Lake Lewisville tributary, feeds area water supply

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TO SEE PHOTOS OF TAKEN BY TCEQ OF STEWART CREEK INSIDE THE EXIDE LEAD SMELTER PROPERTY CLICK HERE Grand Park is mentioned several times in the City of Frisco’s Comprehensive Plan, which was last updated in 2006. From Frisco’s Comprehensive Plan’s Introduction to the Land Use Strategy (Chapter 4): “The right of a municipality to […]

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FRISCO UPDATE: Frisco to receive $1.5 million from Texas battery fund to apply to cleanup of contaminated land surrounding Exide lead smelter

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DALLAS MORNING NEWS Frisco to tap state fund for its share of Exide cleanup Vernon Bryant/Staff Photographer Crews dismantle a smokestack in May at Exide Technologies’ Frisco plant. By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Staff Writer vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com Published: 08 July 2013 10:33 PM Updated: 09 July 2013 07:22 AM After 20 years of trying, the city of Frisco will receive […]

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BREAKING NEWS: City of Frisco joins TCEQ in filing motion to request U.S. bankruptcy judge to ensure that funds are available for cleanup of Exide’s Frisco lead smelter site

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DALLAS MORNING NEWS Frisco, state attempt to secure financing for cleanup at Exide site during bankruptcy By Valerie Wigglesworth vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com 1:05 pm on July 6, 2013 The city of Frisco filed a motion in federal bankruptcy court this week that joins the state in its efforts to secure funding for environmental cleanup at the closed Exide […]

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BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ files objection to Exide request to keep spending proceeds from debtor-in-possession loan; wants judge to ensure funds secured for environmental cleanup obligations Exide owes Texas

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FROM LAW360 (subscription required) Exide Bankruptcy Loan Shirks Enviro Liability, Texas Says By Jeremy Heallen Law360, Houston (July 03, 2013, 8:08 PM ET) — Texas regulators urged a Delaware bankruptcy judge to prevent troubled battery maker Exide Technologies Inc. from continuing to spend proceeds from a $500 million postpetition loan until funds are secured for environmental cleanup […]

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

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

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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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