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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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MEDIA ROUND-UP – Citizens tell City Council they want Exide out of Frisco

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Some wore smokestack hats, and others wore “No Exide” signs, and during the Dec. 6 Frisco City Council meeting, citizen after citizen told city officials that they wanted the Exide lead smelter – which sits in the heart of the community – gone. Repeating well-established scientific research that there is no safe level of lead […]

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CALL TO ACTION: Make plans to attend City Council meeting TOMORROW, Dec. 6, – Exide-related legal and zoning items on Agenda; Council to learn about amortization – Make your voice heard!

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The agenda for Tuesday’s City Council meeting includes several items related to Exide. Make plans now to attend to find out more, and also to let the Mayor and City Council hear your voice and concerns about Exide’s lead smelter that sits in the heart of Frisco and still is operating in violation of federal […]

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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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Get your Lead Poisoning Prevention Tip Sheet Created for Frisco

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To get a downloadable copy of this Lead Poisoning Prevention Tip Sheet prepared for Frisco residents by Dr. Howard Mileke, click here.  

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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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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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NATIONAL LEAD POISONING PREVENTION WEEK: 40,000 DFW children under 6 have dangerous blood lead levels – Find local events


National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is Oct. 23 through Oct. 29, and below is local and national information, including an article by the Dallas Morning News’ Valerie Wigglesworth that reports that data shows 40,000 DFW area children under 6 years of in Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant counties have blood lead levels of as least […]

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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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Strength in Numbers: More Frisco residents join together to get Frisco Unleaded: Exide Out

(This is a copy of a story about the new citizens group – Frisco Unleaded: Exide Out – written by Valerie Wigglesworth in the Oct. 8, edition of the Dallas Morning News)   Frisco residents banding together to get Exide plant out of town By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Staff Writer Published: 08 October 2011 08:43 […]

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BREAKING NEWS: TCEQ takes formal enforcement action against Frisco Exide plant because of dangerously high levels of lead, cadmium found during May/June inspections

From May 6, 2011 to June 29, 2011, the TCEQ DFW Region office conducted four separate investigations at the Frisco Exide Techonologies lead battery recycling plant to evaluate compliance with requirements for Industrial Solid Waste and Municipal Hazardous Waste. During the inspections, TCEQ officials found dangerously high levels of lead and cadmium – enough to […]

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NEWS: TDSHS Report fails to point out that blood lead levels of tested Frisco children are 60% higher than Texas norm

The amount of lead found in the blood of Frisco children tested by the Texas Department of State Health Services is 60% higher than the norm for children across Texas, and it is a major issue of concern that is not mentioned in its new Frisco community fact sheet, one of the world’s top lead […]

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