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Safety concerns force partial closure of US lead battery recycling plant

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 12:12 -- Paul Crompton
Safety concerns force partial closure of US lead battery recycling plant

Failure to fix previously cited issues has led to US lead-based battery recycling firm Quemetco having to close part of its plant.

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) closed a portion of the company’s battery recycling plant in the City of Industry.

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Education key to lead–acid becoming climate change solution

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 11:56 -- Paul Crompton
Education key to lead–acid becoming climate change solution

Educating policyholders on how lead-based batteries can become a solution to global climate change concerns is key to ensuring the industry shakes off its polluting reputation.

Lead industry leaders must educate regulators on the chemistry’s environmental progress, including its 99% recycle rate and the emergence of ‘green’ alternatives to smelting.

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