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.

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> On Jan 23, 2018, at 10:40 PM, Lee Hart via EV <> 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.
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