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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: City of Vernon orders Exide to clean up high levels of hazardous waste found on streets, sidewalks and storm water catch basins, which exceed State levels for lead and arsenic, or face fines, jail

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EGPNEWS.COM Vernon Does About Face, Orders Exide to Clean Up Failure to comply could result in fines or jail time. By EGP Staff Report Following in the footsteps of the state Department of Toxic Substance Control, the city of Vernon has ordered Exide Technologies to clean up high levels of hazardous waste found on streets, […]

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BREAKING NEWS: After Frisco advocacy group raises concerns about toxic contamination found in and near Stewart Creek and impact on proposed Grand Park plans, City decides to take in public concerns, input

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FRISCO ENTERPRISE Frisco to take public input on Stewart Creek cleanup The city of Frisco will hold public input meetings prior to the remediation of Stewart Creek. Battery chips and potentially hazardous materials were recently found near the creek in several areas in the city. Photo by Kelsey Kruzich. By Anthony Tosie, atosie@starlocalnews.com, @anthonytosie on Twitter Published: Friday, […]

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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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Exide to pay $225,000 civil penalty for violations found by EPA

From dallasnews.com By Valerie Wigglesworth Exide Technologies has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $225,000 for violations found by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during inspections at its Frisco plant in 2009 and 2010. The details are spelled out in a consent agreement and final order filed by the EPA on Dec. 18. Exide […]

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MEDIA ROUND-UP – Unanimous approval for deal to shut down Exide lead smelter; Residents ask for City diligence and citizen participation to ensure proper closure, remediation

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DOWNLOAD MAYOR’S LETTER TO FRISCO CITIZENS REGARDING AGREEMENT WITH EXIDE   June 6 Green Source DFW Community Groups Make Their Voices Heard in Forcing Exide Plant Closure in Frisco June 5 KERA 90.1 FM Frisco’s Bill to Clean Up Exide – Audio included   June 4 CBS 11 Frisco Council OK’s Deal That Will Shutter […]

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READ THIS AND BE THERE! Get copy of proposed Frisco / Exide settlement agreement and resolutions and plan to attend Monday City meetings to vote on approval; Also plan to attend June 21 Public Hearing

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Share! Share! Share!   DOWNLOAD AND READ A COPY OF PROPOSED MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT HERE DOWNLOAD AND READ NOTICE OF JUNE 21 PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING PROJECTS RELATED TO PROPOSED MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Special called meetings of the Frisco City Council, the Frisco Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) and the Frisco Community Development Corporation (FCDC) will be […]

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

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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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“Citizens are scared”, Mayor Maso testifies; Cancer cases to be monitored

From an April 8, 2010, story in the Dallas Morning News: “Frisco Mayor Maher Maso said some businesses have opted not to move to his Collin County suburb and sales contracts on homes have been canceled because of concerns about emissions from a lead smelter near downtown. His admission came Thursday during testimony before a […]

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Big gap between City’s pledge, proposed TCEQ Order to allow Exide to meet only minimum standards for polluting air with lead emissions

The recently proposed Agreed Order between Exide and TCEQ requires Exide to meet the MINIMUM National Air Quality Standards versus Frisco City Council’s stated objective to “assure that the Exide plant is the most environmentally advanced plant in the country or (it will) lead the efforts to stop its operation.” There is a large performance […]

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