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High Metal Level Detected In Water Coming From Sherman Plant

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SHERMAN, TX -- A test shows high levels of a heavy metal coming from a plant on Highway 75.

The sample taken on Apr. 9 showed a level of .863 parts per million of an element called molybdenum at Emerson Process Management/Fisher Controls, city water Pre-Treatment Supervisor Leanne Wilson said.

That's more than ten times the required limit of .08, putting the plant in "significant non-compliance" for last year, Wilson said.

"There was no danger, no impact to the environment or to the public. It was just a one-time event where they exceeded the level in their wastewater discharge for molybdenum," says Wilson.

Wilson says the plant, which makes valves for water industry, had a product brought in that was normally processed at another facility and it was cleaned.

She says the discharge goes into the city sewer system, is treated at the water plant on F.M. 1417, and discharged into Post Oak Creek. Emerson's plant manager had no comment on Friday afternoon, and referred us to the city.