Tag Archives: amortization

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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PLEASE SHARE NOW! – Frisco City Council to meet TONIGHT in closed session to discuss Exide; Possible open, public session if decisions made

This is from DMN Frisco Blog: “The Frisco City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. today to discuss legal issues surrounding the Exide Technologies plant. The discussions will be in closed session. If any decisions are to be made, the council will convene in open session. No specific votes are listed on […]

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MEDIA ROUND-UP – Citizens Group Report: Exide smelter has deposited more than 150 tons of toxic lead dust over Frisco

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UPDATE: More than 38,000 Frisco children and young people under the age of 19 live within the area included in the recent lead deposition study. Click here to go to interactive map showing the 31 census tracts included in the report area and to get a breakdown on the population of each of the tracts […]

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Exide refuses to apply for required permit; Board of Adjustment unanimously denies lead smelter’s preliminary site plan, final plat applications

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Below is a copy of a story about last night’s Frisco Board of Adjustment meeting by Dallas Morning News reporter Valerie Wigglesworth. One very important fact that needs to stated and understood, as it seems to be overlooked repeatedly for some reason in stories reported by the Dallas Morning News and other media outlets, and […]

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TAKE ACTION TOMORROW: Send Frisco some LOVE in a Community Valentine – Show up and show support at Planning & Zoning Commission meeting!

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YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED TOMORROW NIGHT to show support for the Frisco city staff’s recommendation to deny Exide Technologies’ applications for a preliminary site plan and final plat. This meeting and your presence and voices of support are key to building and strengthening the local community movement to demonstrate that Exide and its lead smelting […]

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BREAKING NEWS / MEDIA REPORTS: City Council denys Exide appeal; votes to set compliance date for non-conforming use

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The Frisco City Council demonstrated Tuesday night that it was listening to the diligent and determined voices of citizens when it unanimously voted to deny Exide’s appeal of the Planning & Zoning Commission’s vote to deny the company’s vested rights petition for almost 5o-year-old lead smelter. The Council took another unanimous vote to direct the […]

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CITIZENS’ VOICES GETTING THROUGH? – City Council to consider Exide’s vested rights appeal; vote on legal counsel

Are You Listening?

After months of expressing their increasing concerns about the negative impact of Exide’s aging, poorly maintained lead smelter continuing to operate in the very heart of the community, tonight’s City Council meeting will indicate to Frisco citizens whether their elected representatives are actively listening and how serious they are about repeated, publicly made promises to […]

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MEDIA ROUND-UP – Citizens tell City Council they want Exide out of Frisco

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Some wore smokestack hats, and others wore “No Exide” signs, and during the Dec. 6 Frisco City Council meeting, citizen after citizen told city officials that they wanted the Exide lead smelter – which sits in the heart of the community – gone. Repeating well-established scientific research that there is no safe level of lead […]

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CALL TO ACTION: Make plans to attend City Council meeting TOMORROW, Dec. 6, – Exide-related legal and zoning items on Agenda; Council to learn about amortization – Make your voice heard!

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The agenda for Tuesday’s City Council meeting includes several items related to Exide. Make plans now to attend to find out more, and also to let the Mayor and City Council hear your voice and concerns about Exide’s lead smelter that sits in the heart of Frisco and still is operating in violation of federal […]

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Frisco residents today should learn from City of Dallas/neighborhood partnerships that closed Dallas’ highly toxic lead smelters

Below is collection of stories from the Dallas Morning News from 1984 to 1990 that chronicle how citizens of  Oak Cliff and West Dallas and the City of Dallas worked together to successfully close Dallas’  three lead smelters, which significantly damaged neighborhoods with lead contamination and poisoning. We also think you will be interested in […]

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