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Plug -in Automobiles

August 02, 1992

If each vehicle is to carry 32 10-volt battery packs, how about the disposal of lead acid in the batteries? That's 32 gallons of it per vehicle to be discarded each year.

If California's 20 million vehicles produced 640 million gallons of non-recyclable waste annually, would it be poured into the ocean or allowed to sink into the soil?

RON OEHLKERS

Venice

Marla Cone responds: Lead acid in batteries is recycled, so there should be no significant disposal problem.

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