Archive | November, 2011

NEWS UPDATE: Federal Advisory Committee: “Low level lead exposure harms children”; Recommends CDC lower measurement at which childrens’ blood lead levels are deemed dangerously elevated

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The Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (ACCLPP) voted on Nov. 17, to recommend a significant change in how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention selects the number at which a child’s blood lead level should be considered elevated, and to renew its call for primary prevention. In a unanimous vote on 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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TCEQ UPDATE: Agency moves consideration of adoption of revised SIP, Agreed Order for Exide to Spring 2012; will not take public comments on corrected revisions

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The TCEQ has announced that it is moving its deadline to consider the revised State Implementation Plan (SIP) and related Agreed Order with Exide from Dec. 7, 2011, to Spring 2011. The state agency also has indicated that it will not provide its corrected and revised SIP and Agreed Order to the public for review […]

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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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POISONED PLACES REPORT: Frisco and Reading, PA, share similarities in ongoing problems with Exide plants


This story by Center for Public Integrity Reporter Jim Morris focuses on the ongoing issues and problems related to Exide that residents in Reading, PA, are dealing with. There are many similarities to Exide and Frisco: Below are quotes from an Exide statement. The company refused to be interviewed for the story. How do these […]

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UPDATED EPA REPORT: Frisco Exide plant still exceeds legal limits for lead emissions one year later

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The Frisco Exide lead smelter was among the locations initially cited on the EPA’s first Nonattainment Designations list released last November. (And Exide has a total  of six plants on the EPA Non-attainment Designations List, more than any other company.) Recent monitoring reports for the Frisco plant that the EPA released last week show that […]

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UPDATED EPA LIST: Exide has most plants in violation of air safety laws for lead emissions


Last week, the EPA added five sites to its Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Non-attainment Designations list, making a total of 21 areas and parts of 22 counties across 15 states and Puerto Rico that are in violation of federal air quality health standards for lead emissions. You can download a copy of […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Exide lands Frisco in national “Poisoned Places: Toxic Air, Neglected Communities” report

National Public Radio and the Center for Public Integrity’s 4-Part Investigative Series POISONED PLACES: TOXIC AIR, NEGLECTED COMMUNITIES INVESTIGATIVE REPORT POISONED PLACES MAP EPA Report on Frisco’s Exide lead smelter as one of the worst repeat violators of federal air pollution laws. VIDEO Interviews of residents of Laureldale, PA., and their ongoing struggles with Exide

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Citizens group collects 1,500-plus cans to spotlight concerns about Exide

Below is a copy of the a story written by Dallas Morning News reporter Valerie Wigglesworth about the results of the Frisco Unleaded: Exide Out citizens group’s “Can Exide” food drive. To get more information, here is a link to the news release about the event that was distributed by the group. Valerie Wigglesworth/Reporter […]

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