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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2014, 12:14 PM

22. Mexico is now the dumping ground for hazarous waste ...like batteries and the like.

 

See ...that's just one of the things they wanted to get from NAFTA ...permission to pollute.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/science/earth/recycled-battery-lead-puts-mexicans-in-danger.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

NAUCALPAN DE JUÁREZ, Mexico — The spent batteries Americans turn in for recycling are increasingly being sent to Mexico, where their lead is often extracted by crude methods that are illegal in the United States, exposing plant workers and local residents to dangerous levels of a toxic metal.

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