Hazardous contamination found around lead battery recycling plants in 7 African countries

We collected 118 soil samples from seven African countries and analyzed them for lead. Contamination levels ranged up to 14% lead. As the lead battery industry continues to expand, it is expected that the number and size of lead battery recycling plants will increase. There is an immediate need to address ongoing exposures, restrict emissions, and to regulate site closure financing procedures to ensure that we do not leave behind a legacy of lead contamination. …read more

Source: EurekAlert

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