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WATCH AND SHARE: Lead – “We are using our children to test the environment.” – Real danger to health comes in very, very small amounts


If you concerned about the very real dangers of exposure to even small amounts of lead, you definitely will want to watch and share this video – especially if you have children. This is an excerpt from the Sept. 18, 2012, Vero Beach, FL, city council meeting where globally noted research scientist Howard Mielke, PhD., […]

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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


(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: U.S. government, EPA, and 10 states object to Exide’s request to sell or abandon certain assets – including contaminated property – without further approval from bankruptcy court; According to Exide, company owns more than 60 U.S. properties, many of which could require funding for environmental cleanup or compliance


The U.S. government on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency filed an objection in Delaware bankruptcy court, contending that Exide’s request has the potential to include contaminated property and arguing that courts are not permitted to allow assets be abandoned without conditions protecting public health and safety. “While debtor’s motion might be appropriate in other […]

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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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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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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


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


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


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


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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BREAKING NEWS/MEDIA ROUND-UP: Exide files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection; gets tentative approval for $500 million debtor-in-possession loan


CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO EXIDE’S CHAPTER 11 PETITION/AFFIDAVIT CLICK HERE FOR EXIDE NEWS RELEASE BLOOMBERG Exide Wins Initial Loan Approval to Operate in Bankruptcy By Steven Church – Jun 11, 2013 11:02 AM CT Exide Technologies (XIDE), the 125-year-old battery maker, won initial court approval to borrow as much as $500 million to replace […]

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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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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: 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 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


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

May 9, 2013

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

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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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