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WATCH AND SHARE: Lead – “We are using our children to test the environment.” – Real danger to health comes in very, very small amounts

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If you concerned about the very real dangers of exposure to even small amounts of lead, you definitely will want to watch and share this video – especially if you have children. This is an excerpt from the Sept. 18, 2012, Vero Beach, FL, city council meeting where globally noted research scientist Howard Mielke, PhD., […]

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Frisco residents furious with Exide clean-up plan

Local TV station Channel 8 (WFAA) reported on the flared tempers at the Feb. 6 public meeting hosted by Exide. See story at wfaa.com As reported by Jobin Panicker FRISCO — Exide Technology’s lead smelters may have cooled, but tempers haven’t. Neighbors of the recently-closed Frisco facility are furious with a plan to have Exide remove […]

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Frisco residents turn up heat on Exide at public meeting

Local TV station Channel 11 (CBS) reported on the Feb. 6 public meeting hosted by Exide where Frisco residents turned up the heat on the company concerning the clean up of the lead smelter site. See story at dfw.cbslocal.com As reported by J.D. Miles FRISCO (CBS 11 NEWS) – About 50 Frisco homeowners showed up for a […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Exide Frisco lead smelter exceeds lead emission standards for fourth month in a row / TCEQ rubber stamps attainment plan for Exide lead smelter; Report finds flaws in calculations used and questions raised about legality and appropriateness of how TCEQ has avoided public input, comment and lack of action on Texas Public Information Act request

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Below are comments from a letter submitted by James Schnurr – representing James Mallet, who has family in Frisco – during the public comment period of the TCEQ meeting today where the agency approved the plans the agency and Exide crafted to bring the Exide Frisco lead smelter into compliance with federal standards for lead […]

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BREAKING NEWS / MEDIA ROUND-UP – Frisco residents cite EPA, TCEQ inaction, announce “We Will Do It Ourselves!” plan to sue Exide for breaking numerous environmental laws dealing with air, waste, hazardous waste

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KERA (Print and Audio) Exide Opponents Take Steps to File Suit FRISCO ENTERPRISE Citizens Groups Plan to File Lawsuit Regarding Exide Plant WBAP Frisco Residents Plan Lawsuit Over Exide Clean-Up WE ARE FRISCO Frisco citizens groups keep heat on Exide, EPA   For Immediate Release:                                                                                         For More Information: 7 am July 16th, 2012                                 […]

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NEWS REPORT: Lead dust is linked to violence

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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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TAKE ACTION TODAY: 7 key reasons to attend Planning & Zoning and City Council meetings TONIGHT, Dec. 27!

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#1 – If you believe that the present and future health and welfare of the residents and community of Frisco are more important than Exide Technologies continuing to operate an aging, poorly maintained lead smelter in the heart of the community that daily spews a highly toxic cocktail of chemical “dust” – including lead, arsenic, […]

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TAKE ACTION: Sign the petition for a Lead-Free Frisco!

From the folks at Frisco Unleaded, a special site to sign a petition to the Mayor, City Manager, City Attorney and City Council: Dear Frisco Mayor, City Manager, City Attorney and City Council Our city government can no longer deny the negative impact that Exide Technologies continues to impose on the public welfare and the […]

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EPA UPDATE: Frisco citizens met with EPA officials about Exide in October; Follow-up letter poses more questions, asks for answers

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Members of the Frisco Unleaded: Exide Out! citizens group met with senior Region 6 EPA officials on October 6, to discuss their growing concerns about the negative impact of the Exide lead smelter. The group followed up its meeting with a seven-page letter to Carl Edlund, the EPA’s Region 6 director for multimedia planning and […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Attend City Council meeting TONIGHT to learn more about possible public hearings about zoning ordinance changes that could impact Exide plant

While we don’t have many details at all right now, the City of Frisco possibly seems to be considering some type of action related to the Exide lead smelter. Below is what we know right now: MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND TONIGHT’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO FIND OUT MORE! Exide has filed its application to Frisco […]

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Frisco residents today should learn from City of Dallas/neighborhood partnerships that closed Dallas’ highly toxic lead smelters

Below is collection of stories from the Dallas Morning News from 1984 to 1990 that chronicle how citizens of  Oak Cliff and West Dallas and the City of Dallas worked together to successfully close Dallas’  three lead smelters, which significantly damaged neighborhoods with lead contamination and poisoning. We also think you will be interested in […]

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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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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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MAP SHOWS STORY OF EXIDE LEAD SMELTER AND ITS NEIGHBORS: Children and Families

(UPDATE: In April 2012, the Frisco citizens group, Frisco Unleaded, announced the results of a lead deposition study that showed that at least 150 tons of lead had been dumped over most of Frisco over the almost 50 years the Exide lead smelter has been in operation. A link to a downloadable copy of that […]

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125+ Children, Family Friendly Frisco Locations Within 5-Mile Radius of Exide Lead Smelter

(UPDATE: In April 2012, the Frisco citizens group, Frisco Unleaded, announced the results of a lead deposition study that showed that at least 150 tons of lead had been dumped over most of Frisco over the almost 50 years the Exide lead smelter has been in operation. A link to a downloadable copy of that […]

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INCONCLUSIVE: Blood testing hasn’t answered questions about threat of lead toxicity from Exide plant

(Below is a copy the July 17, 2011, story written by Dallas Morning News reporter Valerie Wigglesworth)  Blood testing hasn’t answered questions about threat from lead smelter By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Staff Writer vwigglesworth@dallasnews.com Published 17 July 2011 12:49 AM Blood tests may alleviate individual fears about contamination from a lead smelter in Frisco, but they […]

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Stewart Creek Pollution Photos

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EPA EXIDE REPORT SHOWS TCEQ’S WEAKNESSES in protecting public from lead contamination in soil, water

“The Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Frisco, Texas, provides an unsettling example of how difficult it is to protect the public from industrial pollutants, like lead, and illustrates problems when the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the state’s environmental regulatory agency, concentrates efforts on air emissions only.” Read all of the excellent summary […]

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WHAT DO YOU THINK? SB 1475 vs. Proposed Agreed Order

Ever wonder what the difference is between what was proposed in Sen. Florence Shapiro’s SB 1475 to get Exide to reduce its lead emissions and the proposed Agreed Order that replaced the it? See the PDF version here!. Then let us know what you think!

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