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NEWS: TCEQ fines Exide for repeated violations in effluent monitoring, reporting fluid toxicity at Frisco plant

The TCEQ fined Exide’s Frisco plant $32,940 in penalties for reporting violations regarding effluent monitoring and fluid toxicity it discovered during a late October 2010 investigation. The TCEQ found 27 violation events at the plant that occurred between March 31, 2009 through June 30, 2010. During the same time period, the Frisco Exide plant was […]

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Exide Lead Smelter Near Center of Frisco

Exide Lead Smelter at Heart 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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BREAKING NEWS: EPA Issues Administrative Order Against Exide Frisco Citing Potential Soil and Water Contamination

EPA Administrative Order Exide

Based on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action / multi-media inspection the EPA conducted at the Frisco Exide lead smelter in December 2009 and March 2010, as well as a file review of historical records, the agency has stated that the inspections indicate potential soil, groundwater, sediment and surface water contamination resulting […]

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BREAKING NEWS: EPA Rejects TCEQ Plan for Exide

Guy Donaldson, chief of the Air Planning Section for Section 6 of the Environmental Protection Agency, has notified the TCEQ that the EPA has rejected the agency’s proposed SIP (State Implementation Plan) for Exide, citing that “the SIP as currently constructed is not approvable.” He continued, “The SIP must include enforceable limitations to achieve the […]

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BREAKING NEWS: OHSA VIOLATIONS – Frisco Exide plant cited for repeated, serious violation of exposing employees to high levels of lead

US Department of Labor’s OSHA cites Georgia-based Exide Technologies for exposing workers to dangerous levels of lead at Frisco, Texas, facility FRISCO, Texas (August 4, 2011) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Exide Technologies for one serious and one repeat violation at the company’s battery recycling facility on […]

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ACT NOW TODAY!

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR TCEQ STAFF TO COORDINATE PUBLIC COMMENT ABOUT THE PROPOSED SIP AND AGREED ORDER FOR EXIDE, WHICH ARE DEEPLY FLAWED. If you are concerned about the shortcomings and flaws in the proposed Agreed Order/SIP that the TCEQ and Exide crafted together that will allow the Exide lead smelter to continue to […]

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EPA Map of U.S. Locations That Fail to Meet Standards for Lead in the Air

Frisco EPA Lead Nonattainment Map

SOURCE: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY  

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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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And bring your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers!

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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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DMN: Texas Campaign for the Environment, Downwinders at Risk unite to work for more upgrades to cut lead from Exide

Below is a copy of the story written by Dallas Morning News staff writer Valerie Wigglesworth on July 25. And here is a copy of the news release  she linked to in her July 26 Frisco Morning Roundup, where the groups refer to the Exide lead smelter as “another Midlothian”.   By VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH Dallas […]

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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

Frisco Exide Lead Smelter Near Children Map

(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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And your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers!

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YOUR VOICE NEEDED THIS THURSDAY, JULY 28TH! Join your neighbors at TCEQ public hearing

If you are concerned about the significant shortcomings of the proposed Agreed Order that the TCEQ and Exide are crafting to determine how much of the toxic emissions from Exide’s aging, and poorly maintained lead battery recycling plant will continue to contaminate the air with lead particles that fall in the heart of our community […]

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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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