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NATURAL RESOURCE DEFENSE COUNCIL REPORT: How safe is your drinking water? NRDC documents widespread lead violations in its “What’s in Your Water? – Flint and Beyond” report

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CLICK HERE TO READ REPORT NATURAL RESOURCE DEFENSE COUNCIL How Safe is Your Drinking Water? NRDC Report Documents Widespread Lead Violations 18 Million+ Americans Get Water from Systems with Lead Violations; May be a Drop in the Bucket Due to Rigged Testing and Lax Enforcement June 28, 2016 WASHINGTON —More than 18 million Americans got […]

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REUTERS INVESTIGATES – Unsafe at Any Level: Millions of American children missing early lead tests

Blood lead testing children

This article makes no mention of children living near lead smelters, such as those operated by Exide and RSR Corp. California and Texas, among other states, do not require blood lead level testing of children at the age of one and two years old (see chart below). REUTERS INVESTIGATES: Unsafe at Any Level Millions of […]

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MUST WATCH: LEAD WARS: The Politics of Science and The Fate of America’s Children

Lead Wars

On the May 17 episode of Moyers & Company (PBS),  Bill Moyers interviewed David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz, public health historians and authors of the book, Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children. For years, Rosner and Markowitz have been taking on the chemical industry, writing about the hazards of […]

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THE DANGERS OF LEAD: Interview Series: Top expert Dr. Howard Mielke discusses the real danger of lead in soil

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“We have air pollution laws and water pollution laws but we don’t have any soil pollution laws,” Dr. Howard Mielke   Here is Part 1 of the three-part interview series with Dr. Howard Mielke about the true danger of lead in soil: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/closeuptalkradio/2012/11/20/close-up-talk-radio-spotlights-dr-howard-mielke   Part 2 of three-part series here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/closeuptalkradio/2012/11/27/part-2-close-up-talk-radio-spotlights-dr-howard-mielke   Here is the […]

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As US tightens rules on harmful emissions, battery recycling for lead moves to Mexico

Published March 24, 2013, Tri-City Herald of Washington State By Tim Johnson – McClatchy Newspapers Cienega De Flores, Mexico – When an American replaces the battery in a car, likely as not the old battery will be shipped to Mexico rather than trucked to a modern U.S. recycling plant. U.S. recyclers have some of the […]

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Want even more info about the effects of lead in North Texas? Take a look at The Burden of Lead

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Dallasnews.com has a great resource for lead issues that are affecting our community. It features stories about communities affected by lead, photos and videos, and documents from the CDC and EPA ranging from what people need to know about lead to reviews about Superfund sites. Click here to take some time to look at it […]

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No Safe Blood Lead Level for Children…

READ THIS AND THEN READ THE FULL STORY AND WATCH THE VIDEO HERE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A PARENT.  

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BREAKING NEWS: NO SAFE BLOOD LEAD LEVEL FOR CHILDREN FOUND, CDC director testifies to Senate hearing on continued comtaminaton from old lead smelter sites

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“No safe blood lead level for children has been identified,” Christopher Portier, director of the CDC‘s environmental health center, testified. Generations of children are growing up playing in the shadow of these lead smelting plants,” said U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J. “Throughout the nation, the USA TODAY report shows lead contamination has had a devastating […]

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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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CONNECT THE DOTS TO EXIDE AND FRISCO: Ghost Factories, Poisoned Places and Toxic Schools

Smelters and Lead Poisoning_ Ghost Factories - USATODAY.com

According to the Frisco Unleaded citizen’s  group study released last week, Frisco is a community with a significant toxic lead dust legacy that will only grow as long as Exide continues to operate and spew a lead-arsenic-cadmium-dioxin laced cocktail into the heart of the community. And if you read the excellent, incredibly comprehensive investigative work […]

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NEWS REPORT: Lead dust is linked to violence

Lead Dust Exposure Linked to Violence

NEWS RELEASE FROM TULANE UNIVERSITY April 17, 2012 Childhood exposure to lead dust has been linked to lasting physical and behavioral effects, and now lead dust from vehicles using leaded gasoline has been linked to instances of aggravated assault two decades after exposure, says Tulane toxicologist Howard W. Mielke. Vehicles using leaded gasoline that contaminated […]

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MEDIA ROUND-UP – Citizens Group Report: Exide smelter has deposited more than 150 tons of toxic lead dust over Frisco

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UPDATE: More than 38,000 Frisco children and young people under the age of 19 live within the area included in the recent lead deposition study. Click here to go to interactive map showing the 31 census tracts included in the report area and to get a breakdown on the population of each of the tracts […]

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NATIONAL LEAD POISIONING PREVENTION WEEK: Get Lead Poisoning Prevention Tip Sheet created for Frisco by leading expert on lead toxicity, contamination

Dr. Howard Mileke, Ph.D., who is considered one of the world’s leading experts on lead toxicity and contamination, has created a Lead Poisoning Prevent Tip Sheet for Frisco residents, and those around the world, in recognition of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. You can download a pdf copy of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Tip Sheet […]

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Expert who warned Frisco about lead in soil from Exide plant gets federal grant for research, remediation of lead contamination in metro areas

“One of the things that we note is that learning abilities and violent behavior is related to childhood exposure to lead,” said Mielke. “And there’s a 20-year gap, between the children’s exposure and what you see in violence, and we are really concerned about that.”   NEW ORLEANS — A grant awarded to a Tulane […]

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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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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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With Flawed TCEQ plan, Exide Won’t Meet Air Safety Standards

Find out more about the flawed TCEQ plan that, if approved, will allow the Exide lead smelter in the heart of Frisco to not meet legal standards for safe air quality.  

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PUBLIC HEARING TODAY! DMN: Two Scientists to testify that TCEQ plan lacking in protection of community health from Exide lead emissions

(This is a copy of an article written by Dallas Morning News staff writer, Valerie Wigglesworth) Two scientists find fault with efforts to reduce lead emissions from Frisco plant By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Staff Writer vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com Published 27 July 2011 10:22 PM Two scientists say they plan to testify in Frisco on Thursday night that the […]

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PUBLIC HEARING TODAY! DR. HOWARD MIELKE: Internationally recognized lead expert to discuss health dangers to children from lead in soil

Internationally recognized scientist, researcher and lead expert, Howard Mielke, PhD, will speak about the lingering danger of lead in soil and its negative impact on children during the TCEQ public hearing today about Exide’s lead smelter. The public hearing will be held at Frisco City Hall. An informal Q&A session with TCEQ officials will begin […]

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EPA INSPECTION/REPORT IDENTIFIES CONCERNS at Exide lead smelter in Frisco; Get copy of EPA Report, see photos

State and federal regulators inspecting the plant near downtown Frisco identified multiple issues related to the company’s on-site landfills, storm-water runoff and waste disposal. Among the most significant were high levels of heavy metals along the banks of Stewart Creek, which runs through the plant property. The Environmental Protection Agency found lead levels in one […]

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