Battery Recycler Seeks to Expand Production 25%
One of California’s two lead battery recyclers, Quemetco, is seeking to expand its production by 25 percent while the state’s second such company, Exide Technologies, attempts to reopen, Southern California Public Radio reports.
Only two lead battery recyclers have been operating west of the Mississippi in recent years, according to SCPR.
Exide Technologies’ facility, in the city of Vernon, has been shuttered since March. The EPA says the facility has violated the Clean Air Act’s lead emissions standards on more than 30 occasions. read more>