Spent battery exports soar; lead scrap sinks

Nov 04, 2011 | 01:15 PM | Michael Marley

Tags  lead-acid batteries, lead scrap, scrap exports, Commerce Department, Michael Marley

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. exports of spent lead-acid batteries rebounded in August vs. the prior month while shipments of nonbattery lead scrap went in the opposite direction and dropped by more than 50 percent.

Shipments of dead batteries to foreign breakers and smelters climbed to a record 57,592 short tons, up 82.9 percent from 31,482 tons in July, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.....

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