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Lead From Old U.S. Batteries Sent To Mexico Raises Risks


First Posted: 12/09/11 10:39 AM ET Updated: 12/09/11 10:46 AM ET

New York Times:

NAUCALPAN DE JUAREZ, Mexico -- The spent batteries Americans turn in for recycling are increasingly being sent to Mexico, where their lead is often extracted by crude methods that are illegal in the United States, exposing plant workers and local residents to dangerous levels of a toxic metal.

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Filed by Eline Gordts  |