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Citizens who want the Exide lead battery plant out of Frisco are turning up the heat on city officials. KERA's Shelley Kofler reports on demands they presented to the city council last night.

You couldn't miss the forty some members of Frisco Unleaded. They were the ones wearing badges with a bright red line crossing out the Exide name. Some wore tall burning Exide smokestacks on their heads and carried signs that read, "Punish the Polluters".

Shiby Matthew / Frisco Unleaded Member: Children are more affected by lead than adults. There are no safe levels of lead.

Shelley Kofler, KERA

Tuesday night a group of Frisco citizens plan to demand the city council use a zoning tactic to close the Exide lead battery plant. The confrontation comes as Exide scrambles to meet government mandates to clean up toxic levels of lead. Shelley Kofler reports lead contamination was the last thing residents expected to find in this upscale community.

Last year Meghan Green had a toddler and was eight months pregnant when she and her husband joined other affluent families moving to Frisco.