Simply not the case. You are right that there is an issue with the ability to recycle other batteries. We do need to find a way to deal with lithium-ion battery waste. But I'm not aware of any health impacts associated with these batteries. What impacts were you referring to?
But lead acid battery processing remain a problem. Even the most effective emission controls can result in high risk levels throughout the local community. And most battery processing facilities don't have these controls. Sent from my iPhone > On Jan 23, 2018, at 10:40 PM, Lee Hart via EV <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Mark Abramowitz via EV wrote: >> I'm always reluctant to recommend large scale solutions relying on lead acid >> batteries. >> >> The adverse environmental impacts of plants that process them are huge, >> contaminating nearby communities with lead emissions for which there is no >> safe exposure. > > 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 > -- > Lee Hart, 814 8th Ave N, Sartell MN 56377, www.sunrise-ev.com > _______________________________________________ > UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub > http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org > Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA) > _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)