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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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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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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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More Exide EPA Report Photos Slideshow

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Exide EPA Report #2: Treatment tank leak

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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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MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD: TCEQ to start taking public comment Friday

Here is an excellent opportunity for you to let the TCEQ know what you think about its proposed Agreed Order dealing with Exide’s continuing emissions of lead and other toxic chemicals in our community. Public comments will be accepted online by clicking here. People can also send their comments by mail to Holly Brightwell, MC […]

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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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OPEN LETTER TO MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL: Get the LEAD Out of Frisco! is here! MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND JUNE 23 COUNCIL MEETING

(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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