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NATURAL RESOURCE DEFENSE COUNCIL What’s in Your Water? Flint and Beyond Report June 28, 2016 Erik D. Olson Kristi Pullen Fedinick The devastating lead contamination of the tap water in Flint, Michigan, highlights potentially disastrous gaps in the provision of safe drinking water to all Americans—especially the most vulnerable. The complex, far-reaching shortcomings include poor […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Exide wants to send potentially contaminated storm water through Frisco’s wastewater system, or directly into Stewart Creek, which feeds the Lake Lewisville Watershed

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DALLAS MORNING NEWS Exide wants to send potentially contaminated storm water through Frisco’s wastewater system Written by Valerie Wigglesworth August 3, 2017 FRISCO — Every time it rains, thousands of gallons of water gush across the site of the old Exide Technologies battery recycling plant here. What doesn’t get soaked into the ground picks up […]

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EXIDE FRISCO – Frisco City Council to hold public hearing at 2 p.m. June 2 regarding TCEQ request to EPA to remove Nonattainment Area for Lead designation from 1.28 mile area surrounding Exide lead smelter; Public comments accepted by TCEQ through June 3

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With April 27, 2016, vote, the request to the EPA and proposed maintenance plan move forward. EPA officials will have the final say on removing the nonattainment area. Public comments will be accepted by the state through June 3. A public hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. June 2 in the council chambers at Frisco […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: PUBLIC COMMENTS ACCEPTED THROUGH SEPT. 24 — Proposal for closing contaminated lead smelter’s landfill is key step in Frisco’s cleanup plans with Exide

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The proposed final closure plan for the landfill is available on Exide’s website at exidefriscoclosure.com. Public comments will be accepted through Sept. 24. DALLAS MORNING NEWS Landfill proposal a key step in Exide cleanup plan  G.J. McCarthy/Staff Photographer Aerial photograph shows abandoned structures on the former site of Exide Technologies in Frisco. By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Follow @vlwigg vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ approves $2.45 million penalty against long-time serial polluter Exide for numerous hazardous waste violations at its contaminated and now closed Frisco lead smelter

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CLICK HERE TO READ MOTION FOR TCEQ’S AGREED ENFORCEMENT ORDER AGAINST EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES DALLAS MORNING NEWS TCEQ OKs $2.45 million penalty against Exide over violations in Frisco   This aerial photo from Exide’s Frisco facility earlier this month shows the crystallization unit on the left, a stormwater retention pond at the top and a wastewater […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ files Agreed Order against Exide and charges company with more than $2.45 million in fines for six violations of storing and handling of hazardous waste at Frisco lead smelter site

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CLICK HERE TO READ PROPOSED TCEQ AGREED ORDER AGAINST EXIDE Exide faces $2.45M in state penalties as part of plan for former Frisco plant Vernon Bryant/Staff Photographer The Exide Technologies plant in Frisco, seen last week, shut down in November 2012. By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com Staff Writer Published: 30 March 2015 08:54 PM Updated: 30 March 2015 10:31 […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: City of Frisco objects to serial polluter Exide’s vague bankruptcy reorganization plan because of concerns Exide officials have not ensured that enough money will be allocated to properly cleanup contaminated lead smelter facility, Stewart Creek, surrounding property

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CLICK HERE TO READ OBJECTION CITY OF FRISCO FILED ON MARCH 17 CLICK HERE TO READ OBJECTION CITY OF FRISCO FILED WITH BANKRUPTCY COURT IN JANUARY Below is an excerpt from the March 17 filing: For decades, Exide operated a lead recycling plant in Frisco,Texas. Several years ago, Exide shut down its operations there and sought to […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS – Seriously, is anyone really surprised???? — Frisco accuses Exide of minimizing cleanup at closed plant

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Anyone who has given even passing attention to Exide’s global record regarding contamination of communities, the passing of decades in some cases before it even begins cleanup and how flawed those cleanups have been will not find this latest chapter in the Exide’s ongoing negative impact on Frisco surprising at all. For a sampling, check our […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Potentially hazardous waste from Exide lead smelter missing in Frisco

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CBS Dallas/Fort Worth Potentially Hazardous Waste From Exide Plant Missing In Frisco May 21, 2014 7:15 PM By Jack Fink FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – Exide Technologies has hired two companies to collect battery case fragments, and other potentially hazardous waste in Stewart Creek as part of the state-mandated clean-up. The city of Frisco says for more than 40 years, […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS – Frisco officials see Exide lead smelter cleanup costs mount; City requests $1.5 million from State fund — total amount Legislature set aside for TCEQ cleanup fund from statewide fee — to help cover increasing costs of closed Exide site

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Both agencies (EPA and TCEQ) must approve all the work that Exide does at the Frisco site, company officials said. The city has no official role in that process. Yet Frisco says it is putting in a lot of work to ensure the cleanup is done right. That includes producing its own detailed cost estimates […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: (SEE CORRECTION IN POST) TCEQ denies approval of Exide cleanup plan and lists 34 reasons it believes Exide is cutting corners on required cleanup/agreement; Cites concerns about safety of water for drinking

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CORRECTION This story was originally reported in October, 2013 CBS 11 – DALLAS/FORT WORTH

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS – Frisco, Exide clash over Stewart Creek cleanup

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DALLAS MORNING NEWS Frisco, Exide clash over Stewart Creek cleanup   By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Staff Writer vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com Published: 26 February 2014 10:53 PM Updated: 26 February 2014 11:13 PM Plans are in the works to clean up the Stewart Creek area downstream from the Exide Technologies plant. The plans — one from Exide and one […]

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TIME TO STATE THE OBVIOUS: Exide’s and others’ ongoing toxic contamination of communities across the U.S. without significant consquences is due to total systemic failure of municipal, state, regional and federal agencies to meet their responsibilities to protect people and the environment. This LA Times special report documents failure at the state level…

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…Connect the special investigative report by The Los Angeles Times below with the great investigative work done by respected media organizations like USA Today and NPR and The Center for Public Integrity and Bill Moyers & Company, as well as the ongoing, ground-breaking research work being done by globally respected scientists such as Dr. Howard […]

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EXIDE FRISCO BREAKING NEWS: Cleanup costs elusive more than a year after Exide’s closure in Frisco

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DALLAS MORNING NEWS  Cleanup costs elusive more than a year after Exide’s closure in Frisco By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Staff Writer vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com Published: 25 December 2013 10:52 PM Updated: 25 December 2013 11:08 PM Total costs to clean up contamination in Frisco are still up in the air more than a year after the Exide Technologies […]

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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 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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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 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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