Metal Conversion files suit following fire

Jul 07, 2014 | 05:00 PM | Saranya Kapur

Tags  batteries, scrap, Metal Conversion Technologies, lawsuit, fire, Charles Bailey Trucking, Environmental Integrity, lithium batteries Saranya Kapur

NEW YORK — Metal Conversion Technologies LLC has accused Environmental Integrity Co. LLC and Charles Bailey Trucking Inc. of failing to comply with laws and regulations in packaging and shipping a load of lithium batteries that led to a fire at the company’s facility in Georgia.

The Cartersville, Ga.-based battery recycler claims in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Georgia that the batteries were "literally just dumped into ordinary cardboard boxes by the thousands with no packaging or stabilizing whatsoever."....

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