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RSR Comments on Proposed Emissions Standards for Mexican Recyclers

  Mexico’s Proposed Emissions Standards for Automobile Battery Recyclers Too Weak to Protect Communities and Environment Risks of Lead Poisoning Will Continue Unless Mexico Gets Serious about Public Health March 31, 2014 — Dallas, TX — Responding to reports that Mexico’s environmental protection agency will soon propose revised lead emission standards for automobile battery recyclers (secondary …Read the Rest »

Bob Finn Interviewed on Dangers of Mexican Battery Recycling

BN Americas, a source of business news across the Americas, recently interviewed Robert E. Finn, President and CEO of RSR Corporation, about the dangers of Mexico’s unregulated car battery recycling market and the impacts to civilian health and the environment. Mexico’s unregulated car battery recycling market endangers health, environment By Rebecca Conan Reporter BNamericas Spent lead acid …Read the Rest »

President Obama’s Effort on Truck Emissions Misses the Mark

  President Obama’s Order to Reduce Emissions from Trucks Ignores the Dangers from the Government’s Failure to Stop Exports of Vehicle Batteries Government Does Not Know Where the Batteries from Its Vehicle Fleets Are Recycled February 20, 2014 — Dallas, TX — In response to President Obama’s order that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …Read the Rest »

San Antonio Business Journal Looks at Exports

In response to RSR’s recent statements on the increasing role of battery exports to poorly regulated Mexican smelters, the San Antonio Business Journal picked up the story: Battery exports boost trade while damaging environment Mike W. Thomas Reporter- San Antonio Business Journal Email  | Twitter  | Google+  | Facebook U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement …Read the Rest »

RSR Comments on Export Statistics

  Government Statistics Show Adverse Effect of Battery Exports to Mexico  Bureau of Transportation Statistics Data Are a Call to Action, Not Celebration January 8, 2014 — Dallas, TX — On January 7, 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) issued a release stating that U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement …Read the Rest »

Scientific American Recognizes RSR’s Commitment to Reducing Blood Lead Levels in Secondary Lead Smelting Industry

RSR Corporation, a secondary lead smelting company whose subsidiaries operate lead recycling facilities in California, Indiana, and New York, was featured in Scientific American for its industry-leading efforts to lower employee blood lead levels and advocate for safer and up-to-date regulations to protect workers in the secondary lead industry.

CEC’s Discussion on NAFTA Must Include Lead-Acid Batteries

It is my hope that including a discussion on battery exports during this event will prod the United States to do more to stop the appalling practice of domestic companies exporting used lead-acid batteries to Mexico.

RSR CEO Featured in New York Times

Today, RSR President and CEO Robert Finn was featured in the New York Times’ Dot Earth blog on the issue of battery exports to Mexico and the need for the secondary lead smelting industry to show leadership on sustainbility and environmental protection. Mr. Finn’s post follows:

MEXICO QUICKLY BECOMING HAVEN FOR CRT’S, LEAD-ACID BATTERIES

In response to RSR’s Press Release about the EPA’s policy on CRTs, Brooks Dunkelberger from Strategic Scrap wrote the following article on May 23,2013

RSR Corporation’s Letter to EPA on CRT Exports

On May 17th, RSR Corporation sent a letter to the EPA’s Office of Conservation and Recovery which outlined the company’s concerns over the Agency’s focus on CRT exports while ignoring the much greater and long-festering issue of spent acid battery exports to facilities in Mexico.