Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, October 19, 2009 - 06:02 pm: |
I just read the DMN article about the possible expansion of the lead smelter in Frisco.
I understand the lead smelter has been located in Frisco longer than most Frisco residents, including me. However, that does not change the fact that I would be very much opposed to any changes that would create an increased risk to the health of Frisco residents. How can we, as residents, get more information? I would be very interested in seeing the current and historical data on the level of emissions from this plant. Is there anything the residents of Frisco can do independently or in conjunction with the city that would increase the chances of blocking this expansion?
Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Post Number: 569
|Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 03:34 pm: |
A link has been added to the Main page of the City's website... www.friscotexas.gov that will take you to a webpage related to Exide and the documents shared with the public during Monday’s Town Hall meeting.
Here is a direct link to that page also:
Post Number: 18
|Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 02:50 pm: |
Now that the application for expansion was withdrawn, we may have won the fight but not the war. There are too many concerned residents to not continue to press Exide to adhere to the new emission restrictions with urgency. Is the city looking into grant money offered by the EPA to conduct a study of our Frisco children and ground soil? Residents want to know what we can continue to do to keep this on government agencies radar. Please advise.
(Message edited by perry on November 20, 2009)
Perry Harts, Moderator
Post Number: 152
|Posted on Friday, November 20, 2009 - 01:24 pm: |
The city has met with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) representatives and requested air monitors be placed on all four sides of the Exide property.
In addition, the city is working with the TCEQ to obtain funding for an updated health risk study related to Exide emissions.