Archive | May, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: MEDIA ROUND-UP – Exide’s Frisco lead smelter likely to close by Dec. 31

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A positive step forward… DOWNLOAD AND READ COPY OF OFFICIAL STATEMENT HERE   June 3 CW33 Frisco City Leaders Prepare to Vote on Agreement to Close Exide Plant   June 1 KERA 90.1 FM Frisco Citizens Applaud Exide Closing (audio included)   D Magazine – Front Burner Retail Wealth Lets City of Frisco Buy Out […]

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PLEASE SHARE NOW! – Frisco City Council to meet TONIGHT in closed session to discuss Exide; Possible open, public session if decisions made

This is from DMN Frisco Blog: “The Frisco City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. today to discuss legal issues surrounding the Exide Technologies plant. The discussions will be in closed session. If any decisions are to be made, the council will convene in open session. No specific votes are listed on […]

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BREAKING NEWS: KEEP IT UP, FRISCO CITIZENS! Your voices MATTER! TCEQ pulls proposed Exide SIP/Agreed Order from upcoming vote because of citizens’ many doubts, concerns

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(It’s very important to remember the EPA sent the first SIP/Agreed Order proposal that the TCEQ and Exide crafted together back for revisions because of flaws. And, because of public comments regarding weaknesses/omissions in the TCEQ/Exide proposed plans that were received during a hearing held in Frisco last summer, the TCEQ made additional corrections. BUT […]

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BREAKING NEWS / MEDIA ROUND-UP – CDC significantly lowers blood level for lead poisoning in young children

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today that lead poisoning – which is detected through a blood test – will now be defined as 5 micrograms per deciliter of blood,  half of the 20-year-old action level standard of 10 micrograms per deciliter of blood. Download and read the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead […]

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BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ monitoring reports – Exide lead emissions still higher than law requires / What is City waiting on?

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In its latest update to its monitoring of Exide’s lead emissions, the TCEQ reports that the Frisco lead smelter failed to meet legal limits for lead emissions two months in a row. The three-month rolling average for March was .19, and for April, it was .22 mircograms. The maximum legal limit is .15 micrograms. Historically, […]

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CONNECT THE DOTS / MEDIA ROUND-UP: Thanks to TCEQ, Frisco’s Lead Legacy continues; Exide gets 14 more months to dump another ton of lead over Frisco

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The TCEQ’s most recent proposed Agreed Order extends the deadline Exide has to bring basic controls and maintenance procedures up to minimum standards for lead emissions by 14 months, from this November to January 2014. If the Agreed Order is approved by TCEQ commissioners on May 30, the agency will essentially have given Exide permission […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Senators call for EPA inquiry into lead smelter sites

If you read our latest CONNECT THE DOTS package, then you read USA TODAY’S investigative report: “Ghost Factories: Poison in the Ground”. Because of that report, several U.S. senators now are calling for the EPA to initiate an inquiry in to lead factory/smelter sites. In a letter sent Wednesday to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the […]

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FRISCO’S LEGACY OF LEAD MAP: 150 tons of lead deposited over Frisco since Exide lead smelter opened

CLICK ON THE MAP ABOVE TO DOWNLOAD A FULL, TWO-PAGE PDF COPY THAT INCLUDES A LEGEND OF LOCATIONS IN FRISCO AND PLANO. To learn more about the Frisco Unleaded citizens group lead deposition study on which the map is based, click here. And read a Media Round-Up about the study here. Also, more than 38,000 […]

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