Following the publication of a report by Occupational Knowledge International and Fronteras Comunes that documented size and scope of junk scrap battery exports to Mexico, RSR Corporation sent a letter to the EPA and the White House Council on Environmental Quality urging the federal government to ban the export of all junk scrap battery exports …Read the Rest »
In May, 2011, the United States Environmental Protection Agency signed a proposed rule revising the Clean Air Act’s Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) for the secondary lead smelter industry. RSR’s letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, urges EPA to go even further in efforts to protect the environment.
In a letter to the Co-Chairs of the Environmental Council of the States’ Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council, RSR Corporation urged the states to use the revision of the MACT standards as an opportunity to achieve dramatic reductions in ambient lead emissions.
On May 19, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed stronger air toxics standards for secondary lead smelters. The proposed standards would cut lead and arsenic emissions and would, for the first time, require these facilities to control emissions of dioxins. Exposure to toxic air pollutants can cause cancer and other serious health issues. Even at low levels, exposure to lead can impair a child’s IQ, learning capabilities and memory.
To reinforce its position as the most environmentally friendly secondary lead smelter, RSR Corporation established a set of set of forward looking positions that far outpace the beliefs of many other industry participants. By sending out a copy of these positions to its business partners, RSR Corporation reaffirmed is commitment to work towards making these positions the baseline from which the entire industry moves forward.
RSR Corp’s push to have spent lead-acid batteries governed under federal electronic waste regulations, and consequently banned from export, has divided the recycling industry.
On April 19, 2011, American Metal Market magazine wrote a story about RSR Corporation’s opposition to the exportation of SLABs to developing countries.
A Message from Bob Finn, President & CEO, RSR Corporation RSR Corporation stands alone in the U.S. secondary lead industry. Our environmental performance and worker safety and health protections are second to none. While others in the secondary lead industry are fighting tougher regulations, we are embracing them.