Tuesday, April 9, 2019

California battery recycler ordered to expand soil sampling

From: Recycling Today

Facility's application to renew its hazardous waste permit is pending.
February 20, 2019

by  Kelly Maile

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday agreed to send a letter urging state and regional environmental agencies to oppose the expansion of a lead-acid battery recycling and smelting plant in Industry, California.
Quemetco operates on 13 acres and recycles about 10 million used lead-based car batteries per year to produce 120,000 tons of recycled lead for new products, according to its website.
Quemetco has submitted a request to California's Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District for a new permit that would increase operations to 24 hours a day, seven days a week for an additional 10 years.  MORE

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