Frisco Council Rejects Exide Plant Cleanup Plan

FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – More than 100 employees of the embattled Exide battery recycling plant packed Frisco City Hall Tuesday night in an attempt to save their jobs.

The workers asked the city council to help the nearly 50-year-old plant make needed improvements under the same zoning laws as when it was opened in 1964, a move many in the community oppose.

Many Frisco residents were also on hand, demanding the city close the plant.

The 1.5 mile area around the facility is one of just 16 places in the nation that exceeds U.S. Environmental Protection Agency air quality standards for lead.

Late Tuesday the council rejected Exide’s request, and said they would begin the process that will shut the plant down legally.

The company says it will now seek legal action to keep the plant open.

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  1. Jack says:

    Again, if you don’t like it, you should not of moved there. The plant was there first.

  2. Typical hypocrite says:

    Get rid of the Exide Plant??? Expect to pay Frisco. You just think that you can vote and have them move. I hope they sue the city for every cent they can. Don’t bi*ch the next time your city taxes go up….because they will. No one wants to talk about the cost of this endeavor, but get ready to pay up. Oh, and before you start weighing in on there is no cost too great for clean air and blah blah chemicals blah blah. Just know you drive your fossil fuel vehicles just fine without any remorse…(read about all the chemicals vehicles put back in the air)…I don’t see any of you getting rid of your vehicles anytime soon. Typical hypocrites.

  3. Juan says:

    Shame on the city council and their handful of zealots unwillingness to work with Excide, forcing the taxpayers to pay for a lawsuit that Excide will and should file. Attorney fees should be paid for by council members personal funds and those taxpayers that want the plant shut down.

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