Frisco TX Exide Technologies Lead Emission & Free Blood Testing

by Loreena Yeo on March 15, 2011

The City of Frisco is offering FREE Blood Testing to all Frisco TX
residents.
This FREE blood testing is part of the on-going investigation of
growing concerns about the lead emissions from Exide Technologies – a battery recycling plant located just north of Stonebrook Parkway and Parkwood (East of the Tollway).

Texas Department of Health Services will conduct the FREE blood testing
from March 24th 2011 (Thursday) through  March 27th 2011 (Sunday) at
the 4th Floor of the Frisco City Hall (6101 Frisco Square Blvd.)

Thursday March 24th 2011: 8am – 8pm
Friday March 25th 2011: 8am – 8pm
Saturday March 26th 2011: 8am – 6pm
Sunday March 27th 2011: 1pm – 5pm

This FREE blood testing is open for all concerned Frisco TX city residents
including children.

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A Little Inside History

In 2008, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law for new EPA air quality
standards and this affected the new non-attainment zone for lower lead
emissions. There had been concerns because with the new, more stringent
requirement, the air quality would now exceed the new low air emission
standards. The TCEQ lowered the new emission standards tenfold to increase
protection to the younger children.

On a separate note, Exide Technologies requested for increased production
here within the City of Frisco back in 2008 to the Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality TCEQ. The City of Frisco protested the increase and Exide Technologies withdrew the application once it learned that the City of Frisco objected the new increased production levels.

The TCEQ has monitored lead concentration in ambient air in Frisco since 1980 and currently has 3 monitor stations in Frisco.

Over the recent years, the City of Frisco conducted various tests and
investigation to study the effects of the lead emission.

Based on the letter from TCEQ to the City of Frisco dated September 1 2010,
the emission levels monitored in nearby schools is well below the 2008 lead
emission air quality standards.

Any concerned Frisco TX residents should have their blood tested, as provided by the City of Frisco at the times listed above.

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Michelle Austin December 6, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Did anyone do a statistical analysis of the results for all Frisco blood tests taken for levels of toxicity with the FREE testing in March? What were the results? Please share if the report. I heard NPR reporting this concern here in Frisco. Thanks….

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admin December 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Michelle,

I found this link to the report on the city of Frisco’s website. The report consist of the procedure and the result of the testing.

http://www.friscotexas.gov/communication/Documents/Frisco%20Blood%20Lead%20Final%20Report%20FINAL%20082611.pdf

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