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Old November 21, 2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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Last smelter closing?

I just read this article about closing the last lead smelting operation in the US. Most of this is political, with conspiracy theory overtones, but I have two questions about this. First, is it true? Yeah, I know, its on the net so MUST be - but I haven't read or heard anything in mainstream news. Second, if it IS true, how soon could we realistically expect it to impact the shooting/reloading community?
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Old November 21, 2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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It is true. I do not believe it is a conspiracy by the current administration, they have been in the process of shutting down for a number of years. From what I have researched they are not a significant source of lead for bullets. Car batteries might be more of a concern. Strategic defense might be a concern if we could no longer import lead.
Seams like once we the people give what, at the time, seams like a reasonable inch and "they" take the unreasonable mile we can only get that mile back one inch at a time.

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Old November 21, 2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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This has already been discussed in this thread, and in this one. No need for a duplicate.

It seems that there are good (environmental) reasons for closing this plant, and it's not something to fret about.
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