Air Quality

Milford blast

After Explosion, Some In Milford Concerned About Air Quality

Deputies are keeping residents out of the town of Milford. Roadblocks are up at every entrance — on the other side environmental agencies are busy testing air quality. Workers told CBS 11 News crew’s initial tests show the air is not toxic.

CBSDFW.COM–11/14/2013

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Exide To Detail Frisco Plant Demolition Plan

A controversial battery recycling plant in Collin County was already shut down, but it is still a major a major issue for the surrounding community.

12/12/2012

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Frisco’s Exide Plant Set To Officially Close

It may be quiet now at Frisco’s Exide Technologies battery recycling plant, but Friday night, the silence will give way to celebration.

11/29/2012

Exhaust flows out of the tailpipe of a vehicle. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study Links Increased Autism Risk With Air Pollution

Whether you’re in Dallas or Fort Worth, you’ve seen the haze. It’s worse in the summer and more noticeable when you’re looking at downtown buildings — but the dirty air may be more than an eyesore.

CBSDFW.COM–11/27/2012

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Exide Plant In Frisco To Shut Down, Layoff Employees

Exide says it has notified 120 employees at its battery recycling plant in Frisco that they will be laid off on November 30.

CBS 11–09/24/2012

Steam rolls out of a factory's smokestack. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

State Judge Rules Atmosphere & Air Must Be Protected

A Texas judge has ruled the atmosphere and the air must be protected for public use just like water.

07/11/2012

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Exide Plant In Frisco Will Likely Close This Year

CBS 11 News has learned that the controversial Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Frisco will close by the end of the year, in a tentative deal reached with the city.

05/31/2012

Haze from wildfires is seen blanketing an oil field. (credit: Dimas Ardian/Getty Images)

Breathing Problems Caused By Smoky, Dry, Dirty Air

The fires across the state are sending a lot of smoke billowing into the air and some of it is drifting into the air we breathe here in North Texas.

09/07/2011

A tailpipe is shown under a vehicle. (credit: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

‘Level Red’ Ozone Alert Issued For North Texas

A ‘Red Ozone’ alert has been declared for North Texas. Despite being in a two-month long heat wave, this is the first time an alert of this magnitude has been declared this summer.

08/26/2011

A drilling rig explores for gas. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Fort Worth Releases Natural Gas Air Quality Study

The City of Fort Worth has released its long-awaited air quality report on Barnett Shale natural gas drilling operations.

07/14/2011

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EPA Says All Texas Plants Will Get New Air Permits

Nearly 140 Texas plants, including some of the nation’s largest refineries, have reached a deal with the EPA to receive new permits even though a long-standing battle between the Texas and the federal agency is far from over.

07/13/2011

The Fort Worth skyline.  (Photo credit CBSDFW.COM)

Local Clean Air Action Day Also 2nd Worst Air Quality Day In U.S.

Thursday, Dallas/Fort Worth found itself on a national list it would rather not be on. The list posted by federal environmental agencies on http://www.airnow.gov showed the Metroplex had the second worst air quality in the U.S.

07/07/2011

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