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GHOST FACTORIES UPDATE: EPA re-examining 460 former lead factory sites for health hazards from lead deposited in soil in nearby neighborhoods

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In response to USA TODAY’s award-winning investigation, the  EPA is re-examining more than 460 former lead factory sites across the USA for health hazards left by toxic fallout onto soil in nearby neighborhoods. Read the entire story below: In response to USA TODAY’s “Ghost Factories” investigation, the EPA and states are already finding lead poisoning […]

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

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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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EXIDE VERNON: ‘Significant probability” of severe lead contamination in Los Angles County, experts say

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“Soil sampling in the area of the Exide plant shows very heavy pollution, 100 times permissible limits in some places,” said Dr. Johnston.  Yet official soil testing has been limited to a circular area 1.7 miles away away from the plant. Dr. Johnston would like testing to extend for 30-40 miles, based on an ENVIRON […]

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Watchdog to probe EPA handling of lead smelter risk

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From USAToday.com The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog plans to investigate the agency’s performance in addressing the health risks posed by lead smelters in the wake of a USA TODAY investigation. The action was announced this week as part of the Inspector General’s action plan for 2013. USA TODAY’s ongoing “Ghost Factories” investigation found the […]

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BREAKING NEWS: EPA to begin digging up dangerous lead contamination in soil around New Jersey homes after USA TODAY investigation

From USA TODAY: The Environmental Protection Agency will begin digging up dangerous lead contamination this month around a dozen homes in New Jersey, part of one of the largest state efforts yet to re-examine health risks posed by soil near hundreds of old factory locations identified by a USA TODAY investigation. Regulators in at least […]

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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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MEDIA COVERAGE

This page features a listing of media organizations that have covered the Exide lead smelter in Frisco with some consistency and frequency. The links below will take you to pages on each media outlet’s site where you can read/watch recent stories and find links to past ones. To see Media Round-Ups of coverage of major […]

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Exide’s Negative Impact on Other Communities

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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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