Mark Abramowitz via EV wrote:
I'm always reluctant to recommend large scale solutions relying on lead acid
The adverse environmental impacts of plants that process them are huge,
contaminating nearby communities with lead emissions for which there is no safe
Lead can certainly be bad for people and the environment. But then, so can the
materials in just about any battery.
The key lies in *responsible* manufacturing, handling and recycling. Lead-acid
batteries have been around so long that there are laws and procedures (in most
developed countries) that prohibit bad practices. Upwards of 98% of the lead is
recycled into new batteries. No other battery comes close. The majority of them
are (sadly) thrown out as trash and wind up in landfills.
It is vanity to do with more that which can be done with less.
-- William of Ockham
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