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Frisco's air has too much lead under new federal pollution rules
August 16, 2010
By MATTHEW HAAG and VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH / The Dallas Morning News
An area of Frisco that encompasses downtown, several schools and neighborhoods will soon be in violation of new federal lead pollution standards.
CITY COUNCIL....ACT NOW!!
I would also like to see more data about the levels of lead that are being emitted - and how far-reaching they truly are. Was Exide in compliance with the OLD federal regulations? I would also like to know if there are any federal funds available to help these businesses relocate - due to the new stricter rules? Again, public safety is the most important issue here. And even if they do relocate to another area, won't their presence drastically reduce the land value of their neighbors? Just a lot of questions...
My son attended school very close to the plant - from 2001 - 2004. Ironically, it was PPCD - Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities... because of his developmental delay that was later diagnosed as Asperger's Syndrome - a high-functioning form of Autism. As a parent, I struggle with knowing we were sending him to a potentially unhealthy environment that could have made his symptoms even worse.
Many things to consider here...
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