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Wallkill Battery Recycling Company Spends $55 Million to Help Environment

By Steve Brennan Thursday, November 3, 2016 Time Warner Cable News

RSR Corporation Announces Installation of State-of-the-Art Technology to Reduce Lead Emissions

WESP Installation in Middleton, New York Exceeds Government Compliance Standards October 25, 2016 – Dallas, TX – Revere Smelting and Refining Corporation — RSR – one of America’s leading lead smelting and lead battery recycling companies, today announced the installation of a Wet Electrostatic Precipitator (WESP) at its facility in Middleton, New York. The installation, …Read the Rest »

MidHudsonNews.com Highlights RSR’s Proactive Emissions Control Upgrades

In honor of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week – 2016, RSR Corporation is proud to share a recent recognition of its efforts to create a healthier future. MidHudsonNews featured RSR Corporation’s proactive decision to adopt WESP technology that reduces lead emissions by almost 95 percent. According to Michael Buckantz, RSR’s Manager of Environmental Technical Support, …Read the Rest »

RSR’s Commitment to Cleaner Air Featured in the Middletown Times Herald-Record

The Times Herald-Record lauds RSR Corporation in a feature article detailing the company’s $55 million investment to reduce lead emissions at its Middletown, New York plant. Newly installed Wet Electrostatic Precipitator (WESP) technology will significantly reduce emissions well below the government standards. RSR Senior Vice President John DePaul, quoted in the article, stated, “Pollution standards are …Read the Rest »

RSR commends the Washington Post for its investigation into battery exports to Mexico

RSR Corporation commends investigative reporter Joby Warrick and his team at the Washington Post for their in-depth exposé of the health effects from America’s continued export of lead acid batteries to Mexico.  The article “Dangerous Exports” can be read in full here.

Middletown, NY WESP Construction Update

RSR’s technology for reducing lead emissions is second to none. RSR has installed a Wet Electrostatic Precipitator and a Regenerative Thermal Oxidzier (WESP and RTO) at its City of Industry, California facility and WESP at the company’s Indianapolis, Indiana facility. The results have been impressive. RSR has cut its emissions of lead by more than …Read the Rest »

CNN Makes Compelling Case for Immediate Halt to Lead Acid Battery Exports to Mexico

An opinion piece published on CNN’s website — authored by Dr. Christopher Sellers, professor of history at Stony Brook University, and Dr. Jay Turner, associate professor of environmental studies at Wellesley College — makes a compelling case for immediate action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen rules to curb airborne lead exposure, and curtail the export of spent lead acid automotive batteries to Mexico.

BNA Covers RSR’s Push for Stronger EPA Lead Guidelines to Protect Children

BNA reports on RSR Corporation’s efforts to convince EPA to establish a stricter National Ambient Air Quality Standard for lead in order to protect children.

RSR Submits Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule to Retain Current Air Quality Standards

RSR Corporation submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in opposition to the EPA’s proposed rule to retain the current national ambient air quality standards for lead. RSR disagrees with the decision as the current standard falls short of adequately protecting children from the dangers of airborne lead exposure. Read the full letter here.

Journal of Environmental History Highlights Dangers from Battery Exports

The January 2015 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health features a scholarly article that analyzes lead battery recycling practices and highlights the need for oversight of U.S. battery exports. In his article, professor Jay Turner provides a historic view of lead acid battery recycling and the dangers posed by irresponsible smelters and regulations allowing battery exports to Mexico. …Read the Rest »