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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Frisco seeks to add fourth site contaminated by Exide lead smelter to cleanup operations

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The latest site for cleanup sits along Stewart Creek between the city’s proposed Grand Park and Exide. It includes three tracts of land immediately west and south of the Frisco Discovery Center. The center is home to a Black Box Theater, art gallery and children’s science museum. The land is owned by the Frisco Community […]

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EXIDE FRISCO UPDATE: Citizen-led cleanup finds more battery chips from Exide lead smelter along Stewart Creek

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Click here to see a video of some of the battery chips found in Stewart Creek.   DALLAS MORNING NEWS More Exide battery chips found along Frisco creek By Valerie Wigglesworth vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com 4:20 pm on November 12, 2013 These were among the battery chips found during Saturday’s cleanup along Stewart Creek. (Courtesy Frisco Unleaded) Dozens […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Vernon City Council supports proposed new AQMD rule that would set stricter lead emission standards for large lead smelters like Exide, as well as establish arsenic emission standards for the first time. Exide Update page added to City’s website

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 In his letter to the AQMD, McCormick said he wants to “ensure that everything possible is being done by [AQMD] to protect the health and safety of our residents.” PAR 1420.1 would implement stricter air emission standards for large lead-acid battery recycling facilities. Currently, Exide Technologies in Vernon and Quemetco Inc. in the City of […]

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EXIDE FRISO NEWS UPDATE: What to do with the toxic, harzadous waste from Exide lead smelter in Frisco?

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CBS DFW What to Do With Exide Waste in Frisco? FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – The Exide battery recycling plant in Frisco has been shut down for a year. But some Frisco residents said that the fight is not yet over. The issue is what to do with the waste from the plant — bury it or […]

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EXIDE BATON ROUGE BREAKING NEWS: Demolition of Baton Rouge Exide lead smelter finally begins with elected officials and environmental groups concerned about problems at other Exide facilities, particularly Frisco

Citing problems at other Exide facilities particularly in Frisco, Texas, environmental groups and politicians have urged the state Department of Environmental Quality to make sure that as the Exide Technologies Baton Rouge Recycling Center in north Baton Rouge is shut down, that it is done correctly and that the state looks for signs of contamination. […]

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IMPACT ON PROPERTY VALUES UPDATE: Ever wonder why Realtors don’t seem to care as much about years of lead deposited in soil in neighborhoods, schoolyards, parks, creeks as they do about lead in paint? Ask them!

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CHECK OUT THE UPDATED IMPACT ON PROPERTY VALUES PAGE

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Exide proposes more tests to determine extent of contamination on Frisco property

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The latest proposal from Exide Technologies includes testing areas of Stewart Creek that are located downstream from its Frisco plant for contamination. (Courtesy of Southwest Geoscience) NEIGHBORS GO FRISCO Exide proposes more tests to determine extent of contamination on Frisco property By Valerie Wigglesworth vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com 6:03 pm on October 30, 2013 Exide Technologies is tentatively […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Citizens group wants Frisco to remove all toxic waste from Exide lead smelter site; Frisco consultant says moving hazardous waste in soil to another location not preferred by City, unless its containment efforts don’t work

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Exide must also take steps related to a recent TCEQ notice of enforcement that found the company mishandled and improperly treated hazardous waste at the Frisco plant since 1998. Hazardous waste was first discovered in Exide’s landfill several years ago. The landfill is not permitted to contain hazardous waste. The main contaminants of concern are […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE – SCAQMD: “Exide #1 on all-time list of toxic polluters”

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“The agency (South Coast AQMD) has not dealt with the stationary source of air pollution that has presented a risk as high as Exide’s. Exide is No. 1 on the list – on the all-time list – of toxic polluters.” Kurt Weise, General Counsel, South Coast Air Quality Management District CBS LOS ANGELES Embattled Battery […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Deadline extended to Jan. 31, 2014 to submit Exide Personal Claim Forms

  BOYLE HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL Exide Technologies Personal Claim Form Submission Deadline EXTENDED to January 31, 2014 EXIDE BANKRUPTCY COURT EXTENDS PERSONAL INURY FILING DEADLINE The District of Delaware, U.S. Bankruptcy Court today extended the deadline by 90 days whereby local residents who may have been damaged by the Exide Technologies battery plant in the […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Natural Resources Defense Council on SQAQMD moves to shut down Exide lead smelter

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NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL SCAQMD Moves To Shut Down Lead Smelter By Dave Pettit Director, Southern California Air Program Posted October 22, 2013 Exide Technologies is a lead-acid battery recycling company in Vernon, California, with a history of air pollution and soil pollution problems.  Exide has been operating with an interim permit to dispose of […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Regulators move to shut down Exide lead smelter

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SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT “Exide has had recurring operational problems this year and a troubled compliance history over the past several years,” said Barry Wallerstein, SCAQMD’s executive officer. “These problems have resulted in excess emissions of lead and arsenic – two highly toxic metals – that have imposed a significant health risk to […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: Coalition of East Los Angeles elected leaders seek role in Exide cleanup; Oct. 29 deadline to file objections to Exide’s stipulation with DTSC

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“Exide is using smoking doors and mirrors to hide the fact that it doesn’t want to spend the money to install emission control equipment that works and that is just not acceptable.” – Daniel Crespo, Mayor, Bell Gardens Vernon, California (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 “Exide must comply with DTSC and SCAQMD regulations,” said Maywood Councilmember […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Protestors from throughout Los Angeles demand shutdown of Exide lead smelter

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ABC 7 – LOS ANGELES Protesters demand shutdown of Exide plant Friday, October 11, 2013 By Q McCray VERNON, Calif. (KABC) – There’s a growing effort in and around the city of Vernon to shut down the Exide battery recycling plant due to dangerous chemicals being released into the air. Protesters from all over Los Angeles gathered […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ issues Notice of Enforcement for 10 violations against Exide’s Frisco lead smelter for mishandling hazardous waste as far back as 1998

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CLICK HERE FOR COPY OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2013, TCEQ NOTICE OF ENFORCEMENT FOR INVESTIGATIONS AT EXIDE’S FRISCO LEAD SMELTER  DALLAS MORNING NEWS Editorial: TCEQ action helps Frisco with Exide File 2012/Staff Photo Exide’s bankruptcy filing and disputes over dangerous materials found downstream have complicated the cleanup process. Published: 14 October 2013 08:26 PM Updated: 14 […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ “Cannot Approve” Exide’s cleanup plan for Frisco lead smelter

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  CBS DFW I-Team: TCEQ ‘Cannot Approve’ Exide’s Frisco Cleanup Plan FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says it “cannot approve” Exide Technologies’ assessment report for the former Frisco battery recycling plant. In a letter sent from TCEQ to the company this week, the state listed 34 comments on the company’s report […]

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EXIDE VERNON TOWN HALL MEETING MEDIA ROUNDUP – Citing regulators as Cartel of Contamination, residents express anger, demand closing of Exide lead smelter during heated meeting; state legislators call for investigative audits of DTSC after release of Golden Wasteland report

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NBC LOS ANGELES Outrage Over Exide Battery Recycling Plant in Vernon By Beverly White, Sean Browning Oct 9, 2013 Nearby residents expressed their concerns at a meeting Tuesday night over a battery plant reopening after it was found to have spewed toxins. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Oct. 8, […]

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EXIDE VERNON BREAKING NEWS: California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control announces additional requirements on Exide lead smelter

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 DTSC – EXIDE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS The deadline to file objections is 4 p.m. EST, on October 29. The hearing with the Bankruptcy Court judge is set for 3 p.m. EST, November 5.  CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Contact: Sanford (Sandy) Nax October 7, 2013 916-708-4303 […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: IMPORTANT TOWN HALL MEETING ABOUT EXIDE – Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m. PST, Resurrection Catholic Church, Los Angeles

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TOWN HALL MEETING ON EXIDE Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Resurrection Catholic Church—Hall 3324 Opal Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023 (Boyle Heights)     GLORIA MOLINA – LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – FIRST DISTRICT Exploring ‘All Legal and Administrative Options’ to Stop Exide in Vernon Oct 04 The toxic Exide […]

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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

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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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