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More people in Texas drink from water systems that are in violation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act than any other state in the country,  according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Before recent findings, lead was detected in a state-supported facility in 2014; the music world lost two Texas legends early this week; take these precautions to avoid Zika this summer; and more.

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Update: More than 150 Dallas school district employees had their blood tested for lead on Friday.

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About 500 Dallas school district employees have to move out of the building they work in. That’s because small amounts of lead and other substances were found in the water there.

In September of last year, a Flint pediatrician released stark findings about her city: The percentage of children age 5 and under with elevated levels of lead in their blood had nearly doubled since the city switched its water source a year and a half earlier.

The superintendent of Flint Community Schools, Bilal Tawwab, was listening. Even small amounts of lead can affect children's behavior and intelligence over time. With that in mind, he decided to keep the city's water out of his schools.

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Lead contamination caused a crisis with the water supply in Flint, Michigan. But the CDC says at least 4 million households have children living in them that are being exposed to high levels of lead.

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Exide Technologies says bankruptcy will not alter the cleanup of lead contamination at its closed Frisco plant. 

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Some Frisco residents want more details about what will be buried on the property of the Exide lead battery plant which has closed. 

Exide officials say they will answer citizen questions at a public meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m. tonight at Frisco’s Heritage Center.

Members of Frisco Unleaded, a group that successfully fought to close the battery recycling plant, say they are now concerned that contaminated materials will be buried on the 75 acre plant site which sits in the middle of Frisco.

Frisco Citizens concerned about dangerous levels of lead found in the air, say they’re thrilled and relieved that the Exide lead battery plant in their community has decided to close.

The Frisco City Council has set the stage for a process that could close the Exide lead battery plant. But Exide is promising to fight back. KERA’s Shelley Kofler reports it may be a long, emotional battle.

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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.

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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.