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Frisco’s Exide Plant Set To Officially Close

It may be quiet now at Frisco’s Exide Technologies battery recycling plant, but Friday night, the silence will give way to celebration.

11/29/2012

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Massive Explosion & Chemical Fire At Garland Plant

An explosion and subsequent massive fire at a chemical plant in Garland sent workers scrambling and businesses nearby into a panic.

CBSDFW.COM–11/16/2012

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Frisco Families Vow To Sue Battery Recycling Plant Exide

Two Frisco mothers entered the U.S. Post Office this morning with a warning to executives of Exide Technologies. They plan to file a lawsuit.

07/16/2012

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A/C Coolant Cost Triples In The Past 6 Months

The price to stay cool just went through the roof. But it’s not the energy bill, it’s the coolant used in air conditioning units: The cost of freon has tripled in the past six months.

07/03/2012

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Frisco Council OK’s Deal That Will Shutter Exide Plant

The Frisco City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a deal that will shut down the controversial Exide Technologies battery recycling plant.

06/04/2012

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Texans React To Resignation Of EPA’s Armendariz

Days after a 2010 video surfaced in which EPA official Al Armendariz described a push to “crucify” major violators in the oil and gas business, he has resigned, causing regret among environmentalists and relief in the oil and gas industry.

04/30/2012

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Frisco Residents Receive Direct Mailer Against Exide Plant

A new study suggested lead contamination from a battery recycling plant in Frisco could be much more widespread than previously thought.

04/19/2012

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Anglers Flock To Contaminated Texas Reservoir

Signs bearing a skull and crossbones dot the banks of a reservoir and canal near this town on the U.S.-Mexico border, but the fishermen standing in the reeds nearby ignore them, casually reeling in fish that are contaminated with toxic chemicals and banned for human consumption.

03/03/2012

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Waterless Fracking Method Targets Natural Gas Industry’s Gaze

As debates over hydraulic fracturing wage on, a Canadian company has developed a way to frack without using millions of gallons of water. GasFrac uses a propane gel instead of the treasured natural substance. Now the obstacle is getting the industry on board.

01/12/2012

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EPA Eyes Link Between Fracking & Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday for the first time that fracking — a controversial method of improving the productivity of oil and gas wells — may be to blame for causing groundwater pollution.

12/08/2011

Stacks emit factory smoke into the air. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Frisco Residents Continue To Protest Battery Recycling Plant Exide

Residents who arrived to protest battery-recycling plant Exide Technologies Monday don’t just want clean air; they want the reported root of the problem to go away.

10/24/2011

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Waxahachie Fire Smolders As Investigation Continues

The CEO of a company that owns a Waxahachie chemical plant that caught fire Monday says the chemicals being mixed at the plant Monday should have not caught fire.

10/06/2011

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