Dale needs to learn English. Romper referred to recycling "centers" (plural) in the area, not recycling plants.<quoted text>Dick, LRS wasn't talking about your local "drop off" center, was he!! You really need to read the following and tell us if there can be any airborne Pb fumes to be gathered by the winds.
The battery is broken apart in a hammermill, a machine that hammers the battery into pieces.
The broken battery pieces go into a vat, where the lead and heavy materials fall to the bottom while the plastic rises to the top. At this point, the polypropylene pieces are scooped away and the liquids are drawn off, leaving the lead and heavy metals. Each of the materials goes into a different "stream." We'll begin with the plastic, or polypropylene.
The polypropylene pieces are washed, blown dry and sent to a plastic recycler where the pieces are melted together into an almost-liquid state. The molten plastic is put through an extruder that produces small plastic pellets of a uniform size. Those pellets are sold to the manufacturer of battery cases, and the process begins again.
The lead grids, lead oxide and other lead parts are cleaned and then melted together in smelting furnaces.
The molten lead is poured into ingot molds. Large ingots, weighing about 2,000 pounds are called hogs. Smaller ingots, weighing 65 pounds, are called pigs. After few minutes, the impurities, otherwise known as dross, float to the top of the still-molten lead in the ingot molds. The dross is scraped away and the ingots are left to cool.
When the ingots are cool, they are removed from the molds and sent to battery manufacturers, where they are re-melted and used in the production of new lead plates and other parts for new batteries.
Also, from the wind direction and airborne Pb measurements, unless the is a gigantic battery recycling plant smack dab in the middle of O'Hare belching out Pb, Dufus, you're SOL.
Only an idiot would think battery recycling centers cause airborne Pb.
Romper is yanking something but he's getting laughed at. What a fool.