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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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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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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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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

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

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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

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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 vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com 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

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

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

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LA City Council irate over Exide’s arsenic emissions; Agency report states Exide’s plant’s cancer risk higher and affects more people than any of other 450 area facilities

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From The Los Angeles Times: Los Angeles City Council members Wednesday expressed fury at recent revelations that arsenic emissions from a battery-recycling plant in nearby Vernon pose a danger to as many as 110,000 people, and called upon the city attorney to look into possible legal action. “I’m outraged. I’m appalled,” said Councilman Jose Huizar, […]

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EPA has concerns about Exide’s plans to treat landfill

EPA raises concerns about Exide landfill cleanup in Frisco By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Staff Writer vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com Published: 05 February 2013 10:35 PM Updated: 05 February 2013 10:35 PM The Environmental Protection Agency has raised concerns about state-approved plans to allow Exide Technologies to treat hazardous waste in its nonhazardous landfill in Frisco. The concerns were outlined […]

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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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LATEST NEWS: Exide sets Dec. 12 public meeting; Announces demolition plans for Frisco lead smelter

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  Exide Technologies to hold public meeting Dec. 12 on demolition plans By Valerie Wigglesworth/Reporter Dallas Morning News Exide Technologies has scheduled a public meeting for next week to discuss demolition plans for its battery recycling plant in Frisco along with efforts to control dust and monitor air quality during the process. The meeting will […]

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MEDIA ROUND-UP – Exide Technologies closes Frisco lead smelter

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Below is a round-up of news stories regarding the  Nov. 30 closing of the Exide Techologies lead smelter in Frisco: November 30, 2012 Dallas Morning News Exide Technologies shuts down Frisco plant today By Valerie Wigglesworth Exide Technologies will shut down by 11 a.m. today, ending nearly a half century of operations in Frisco. The […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Exide Frisco lead smelter to end operations November 30

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  Here is link to CBS 11 story.

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BREAKING NEWS: Report – Children exposed to lead or mercury 3 to 5 times more likely to have ADHD symptoms

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Children exposed to higher levels of mercury or lead are three to five times more likely to be identified by teachers as having problems associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, according to a scientific study published today. The study, of Inuit children living in Arctic Canada, is the first to find a high rate of […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Exide Frisco lead smelter exceeds limits for concentration of lead in emissions five out of past six months

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According to certified monitoring data provide by the TCEQ and the EPA, the Exide lead smelter has exceeded federal standards for lead emissions five out of the past six months. The maximum legal limit is .15 micrograms per cubic meter. Below are the mnthly monitored lead concentration emission levels (average from four monitors around the […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Exide Frisco lead smelter exceeds lead emission standards for fourth month in a row / TCEQ rubber stamps attainment plan for Exide lead smelter; Report finds flaws in calculations used and questions raised about legality and appropriateness of how TCEQ has avoided public input, comment and lack of action on Texas Public Information Act request

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Below are comments from a letter submitted by James Schnurr – representing James Mallet, who has family in Frisco – during the public comment period of the TCEQ meeting today where the agency approved the plans the agency and Exide crafted to bring the Exide Frisco lead smelter into compliance with federal standards for lead […]

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