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UN group urges Li-ion battery dumping probe

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:08 -- Xuan Zhong
UN group urges Li-ion battery dumping probe

A United Nations-backed international study group has called for a worldwide investigation into uncontrolled dumping of lithium-ion batteries amid health and safety fears.

The International Lead and Zinc Study Group’s (ILZSG) economic and environment committee has proposed the move to investigate “the safety implications of lithium batteries becoming mixed with lead-acid batteries at collecting sites prior to recycling”.

 

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