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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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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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Exide manager gives review of demolition plans

From dallasnews.com: By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH FRISCO — Exide Technologies briefed the public Wednesday on its plans to decontaminate and demolish its Frisco lead smelter. During a meeting attended by about three dozen people, Frisco plant manager Dave McKercher offered a tentative schedule and encouraged people to use the company’s website to ask questions, make suggestions […]

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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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NEWS: City Council approves sale of revenue bonds to purchase land surrounding Frisco Exide lead smelter; Bond sale set for Aug. 24

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From the Frisco Enterprise Sale of Exide bonds approved: City council approves bond sale Tuesday By Anthony Tosie, atosie@starlocalnews.com Published: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:18 PM CDT The sale of revenue bonds to purchase 180 acres of land currently owned by Exide Technologies was approved at a Frisco City Council meeting on Tuesday. Approval of […]

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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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BREAKING NEWS / MEDIA ROUND-UP – Frisco residents cite EPA, TCEQ inaction, announce “We Will Do It Ourselves!” plan to sue Exide for breaking numerous environmental laws dealing with air, waste, hazardous waste

Frisco Citizens Do It!

KERA (Print and Audio) Exide Opponents Take Steps to File Suit FRISCO ENTERPRISE Citizens Groups Plan to File Lawsuit Regarding Exide Plant WBAP Frisco Residents Plan Lawsuit Over Exide Clean-Up WE ARE FRISCO Frisco citizens groups keep heat on Exide, EPA   For Immediate Release:                                                                                         For More Information: 7 am July 16th, 2012                                 […]

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REPORT: New health issues tied to low-level lead exposure for children, teens AND adults; No really safe level of lead exposure

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A recent government study, prepared with help of researchers from Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health, tallies the wide-ranging damage low-level lead exposure can do, beyond the well-documented effects of reducing youngsters’ IQ and undermining their ability to learn and control their behavior. Hearing and even the onset of puberty may be affected in […]

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BREAKING NEWS: NO SAFE BLOOD LEAD LEVEL FOR CHILDREN FOUND, CDC director testifies to Senate hearing on continued comtaminaton from old lead smelter sites

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“No safe blood lead level for children has been identified,” Christopher Portier, director of the CDC‘s environmental health center, testified. Generations of children are growing up playing in the shadow of these lead smelting plants,” said U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J. “Throughout the nation, the USA TODAY report shows lead contamination has had a devastating […]

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TCEQ / EPA UPDATE: 3 In A Row – Exide smelter still exceeding lead emission standards; Penalty being negotiated in EPA Formal Administrative Order for illegal discharges of pollutants into storm water

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For the third month in a row, TCEQ monitoring data shows that lead emissions from the Frisco lead smelter exceeded federal safety standards. May’s monitoring report showed .20 micrograms per cubic meter. The monitoring report for March was .19, and for April, it was .22 micrograms per cubic meter. The maximum legal limit is .15 […]

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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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WHERE DO YOU LIVE? Map shows more than 38,000 Frisco children and young people live within Exide lead deposition report area

Frisco Census in Lead Deposition Plume

The Frisco’s Legacy of Lead Map – based on the lead deposition study by Frisco Unleaded – showed schools, residential areas, parks, entertainment and shopping areas, municipal assets, etc. located within the lead deposition plume. Ever wonder how many people of what age live within that same area? We did, too! The interactive Google map […]

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