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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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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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CONTAMINATED SOIL, DUST NEW PATHWAYS to lead poisoning in children; Risk increases in summer months

Exide has been poisoning Frisco’s air with tons of toxic lead emissions for more than four decades, and it is known to have some of the highest lead emissions in the United States. But it’s not just the air that Exide has made toxic and dangerous, it is the land and soil surrounding the smelter.  […]

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EPA INSPECTION/REPORT IDENTIFIES CONCERNS at Exide lead smelter in Frisco; Get copy of EPA Report, see photos

State and federal regulators inspecting the plant near downtown Frisco identified multiple issues related to the company’s on-site landfills, storm-water runoff and waste disposal. Among the most significant were high levels of heavy metals along the banks of Stewart Creek, which runs through the plant property. The Environmental Protection Agency found lead levels in one […]

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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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(This is a copy of the letter that Get the LEAD Out of Frisco! Co-chairwoman Joy West will present in person at this week’s City Council meeting. You can get a PDF copy this letter here. And please plan to support Joy and Get the LEAD Out of Frisco! at this Thursday’s (June 23) City […]

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“Citizens are scared”, Mayor Maso testifies; Cancer cases to be monitored

From an April 8, 2010, story in the Dallas Morning News: “Frisco Mayor Maher Maso said some businesses have opted not to move to his Collin County suburb and sales contracts on homes have been canceled because of concerns about emissions from a lead smelter near downtown. His admission came Thursday during testimony before a […]

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Big gap between City’s pledge, proposed TCEQ Order to allow Exide to meet only minimum standards for polluting air with lead emissions

The recently proposed Agreed Order between Exide and TCEQ requires Exide to meet the MINIMUM National Air Quality Standards versus Frisco City Council’s stated objective to “assure that the Exide plant is the most environmentally advanced plant in the country or (it will) lead the efforts to stop its operation.” There is a large performance […]

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Dallas Morning News: Frisco Residents Showing Increasing Concern About Lead Emissions

Written by Valerie Wigglesworth, DMN staff writer and published on April 3, 2011, the story reveals the growing concern among Frisco residents about the level of lead emissions and resulting air and soil contamination coming from Exide’s plant. Regarding Frisco, the story notes that “lead released into the air is measured by the ton.” Also, […]

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