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

12/09/2011 10:39 am ET | Updated Feb 08, 2012
  • Elisabeth Rosenthal 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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