A community conference is being held to discuss the used lead battery plant proposal.
From the Environment Protection Authority Victoria
Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) will hold a community conference on 25 February to hear public submissions regarding a works approval application to build a used lead acid battery recycling facility in Hazelwood North.
EPA received a proposal from Chunxing Pty Ltd seeking to process 50,000 tonnes per year of used lead acid batteries, to be recycled into 28,000 tonnes of refined lead per year. The proposal estimates 98 per cent of the lead, plastic and electrolyte (sulfuric acid) in batteries will be recycled.