Yesterday, Frisco Unleaded announced it was launching a community clean-up campaign to spotlight the city's indecision about submitting a claim to bankruptcy court covering the entire bill for a complete clean-up of the Exide site. We're having our first event on the Square, Saturday, November 9th. In response to reporter's inquires about our objections, the…

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Downwinders has been trying to get new emission limits for cement plants since the mid-1990's. We're still trying. The first real reform in those rules during the Clinton Administration were pathetically inadequate. Downwinders and other groups assisted by DC-based Earth Justice sued to get them strengthened. We won. When new rules finally emerged from EPA…

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A new study being published in the November issue of Epidemiology concludes that even low levels of pollution from solid waste incinerators causes an increase in premature births downwind. Italian researchers examined over 21,000 births to women living within four kilometers of one of eight solid waste incinerators operating in the Emilia-Romagna region. "Each newborn…

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Community Clean-up Begins November 9th with Free Lead Testing on the Square and a Sweep of Grand Park Contamination   For Immediate Release: 9 am, Tuesday, October 29th, 2013    (Frisco)— Frustrated that city officials are wavering between a permanent toxic landfill and a complete clean-up of the notorious Exide lead smelter site, Frisco residents on…

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