Following the release by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of its report on the international transshipment of junk lead acid batteries, Bob Finn, CEO of RSR Corporation released the following statement:
“This report confirms there are serious problems with the export of scrap lead acid batteries from the United States to Mexican secondary lead smelters. RSR concurs with the CEC’s main recommendation that the bar must be raised, and that battery recyclers across North America must meet standards equivalent to those in the U.S. The CEC joins a growing list of well-respected organizations that have called into question this practice given the Mexican government’s weak regulatory oversight of its battery recycling industry. The report confirms that secondary lead smelters in Mexico do not conform to the same environmental and occupational standards as American recyclers, and until they do, American jobs will be lost and Mexican communities will continue to be harmed.
An article published in Pollution Engineering magazine on October 4, 2012 entitled, “WESPS Continue to Deliver” provides a well development overview of the benefits of using WESP technology. The article written by Michael Beltran makes the point that advanced designs for wet electrostatic precipitators excel at capturing acid mists, and particulates in diverse industries. To …Read the Rest »
On August 30, 2012, RSR-Quemetco’s secondary lead smelting facility in Indianapolis hosted a group of representatives from the local media, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and Congressman Todd Rokita’s office. The presentation and tour focused on the drastic reductions in emissions achieved by the installation of RSR’s Wet Electrostatic Precipitator technology. A radio news story …Read the Rest »
RSR-Quemetco, Inc. is pleased to announce the successful activation at its Indianapolis battery recycling facility of the most technologically advanced air emissions control system available. Already among the cleanest battery recycling facilities in the nation, the Morris Street site is now even cleaner thanks to the installation of the new Wet Electrostatic Precipitator, or WESP, …Read the Rest »