Reach meeting next week to debate fate of Europe’s lead battery manufacturing industry

By IM Staff
Published: Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The results of this discussion could mean chemicals used in the production of lead batteries are added to a list and an end date for their use set.

By Andrea Hotter

A meeting in Brussels next week will discuss whether four chemical compounds irreplaceable in the production of lead batteries should be banned, effectively spelling the end for the technology in the region. 

The proposal for an in-effect ban is part of Reach, a European Union regulation...

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