Archive | August, 2011

NEWS: TDSHS Report fails to point out that blood lead levels of tested Frisco children are 60% higher than Texas norm

The amount of lead found in the blood of Frisco children tested by the Texas Department of State Health Services is 60% higher than the norm for children across Texas, and it is a major issue of concern that is not mentioned in its new Frisco community fact sheet, one of the world’s top lead […]

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NEWS: TCEQ fines Exide for repeated violations in effluent monitoring, reporting fluid toxicity at Frisco plant

The TCEQ fined Exide’s Frisco plant $32,940 in penalties for reporting violations regarding effluent monitoring and fluid toxicity it discovered during a late October 2010 investigation. The TCEQ found 27 violation events at the plant that occurred between March 31, 2009 through June 30, 2010. During the same time period, the Frisco Exide plant was […]

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Exide Lead Smelter Near Center of Frisco

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REPORT: Leading Lead Expert tells TCEQ Plan for Exide Fails to Protect Frisco Children and Community

In professional comments prepared for submission to the TCEQ, Howard Mielke, PhD.,  one of world’s leading experts on lead and its toxicity, states: “Given the emerging science of lead and the current understanding of its impact on young children, the current agreement to limit emissions to over 600 lbs of lead per year does not […]

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BREAKING NEWS: EPA Issues Administration Order Against Exide Frisco Citing Potential Soil and Water Contamination

Based on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action / multi-media inspection the EPA conducted at the Frisco Exide lead smelter in December 2009 and March 2010, as well as a file review of historical records, the agency has stated that the inspections indicate potential soil, groundwater, sediment and surface water contamination resulting […]

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BREAKING NEWS: EPA Rejects TCEQ Plan for Exide

Guy Donaldson, chief of the Air Planning Section for Section 6 of the Environmental Protection Agency, has notified the TCEQ that the EPA has rejected the agency’s proposed SIP (State Implementation Plan) for Exide, citing that “the SIP as currently constructed is not approvable.” He continued, “The SIP must include enforceable limitations to achieve the […]

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BREAKING NEWS: OHSA VIOLATIONS – Frisco Exide plant cited for repeated, serious violation of exposing employees to high levels of lead

US Department of Labor’s OSHA cites Georgia-based Exide Technologies for exposing workers to dangerous levels of lead at Frisco, Texas, facility FRISCO, Texas (August 4, 2011) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Exide Technologies for one serious and one repeat violation at the company’s battery recycling facility on […]

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ACT NOW TODAY!

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR TCEQ STAFF TO COORDINATE PUBLIC COMMENT ABOUT THE PROPOSED SIP AND AGREED ORDER FOR EXIDE, WHICH ARE DEEPLY FLAWED. If you are concerned about the shortcomings and flaws in the proposed Agreed Order/SIP that the TCEQ and Exide crafted together that will allow the Exide lead smelter to continue to […]

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EPA Map of U.S. Locations That Fail to Meet Standards for Lead in the Air

SOURCE: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY  

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REPORT: FLAWED TCEQ PLAN WILL ALLOW EXIDE NOT TO MEET LEGAL STANDARDS FOR SAFE AIR QUALITY – CONCERNED? GET YOUR COMMENTS TO TCEQ BY THIS MONDAY, AUG. 8!

Professional Engineer and co-founder of Houston-based Spirit Environmental Jess McAngus has reviewed the proposed TCEQ State Implementation Plan – SIP – proposal for Exide’s lead smelter, and he has prepared detailed comments addressing the proposal’s many shortcomings that will prevent the Frisco lead smelter from meeting legal requirements for safe air quality standards. He also […]

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