Smelting plant

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  1. Janes

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    I heard that the president shut down the last smelting plant. Has anyone else heard that. I just wonder what that will do with getting bullets.
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    The last primary smelter shut down due to gradually tightening EPA regulations related to lead emissions. I seriously doubt that Obama even knows it happened.
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    I have read up on it and many of the bullet companies have already come out and said it will not effect them. Most lead for bullets comes from secondary smelting (recycling) and the smelter going off line is a primary source (going from ore to new lead).

    Sierra's response:
    There is also this, but I have no way to verify who the "industry insider" is, so take it or leave it.

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    Thanks for all of the good information.
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    These regulations are from the Bush administration. We can't blame this one on the current occupant.
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    Wanna bet? It's the market simple times. What's not the market is the/your Hussein.
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    HUH?
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    Glad I am not the only one.
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    Gotta go with Mark on this one!
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    I think we do ourselves a disservice when we run with a story without researching it first. This particular one is a good example of how we look foolish when we attribute a perceived threat to Obama. When the story is twisted, we sound like a shrill voice complaining ad-nauseam.

    Nothing against the OP asking if the rumor was true. Likewise, kudos to those who passed along the straight scoop. We need to be careful that we don't sound like idiots.
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    I have said it before but if the US had the industrial capacity it does today at the start of WWII we would all be speaking German or Japanese today and not even discussing firearm related threads on the internet.
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    There were other threads on this topic -

    " ‘In 2008, the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for lead was reduced from 1.5 µg/m3 (micrograms of lead per cubic meter of air) to 0.15 µg/m3.’"

    In '08 he was still Senator Obama.
    And you have to know that these kinds of changes take time to make - it wasn't just one day.


    Lead smelter in Herculaneum set to close in 2013 : News
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    There were other threads on this topic -

    " ‘In 2008, the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for lead was reduced from 1.5 µg/m3 (micrograms of lead per cubic meter of air) to 0.15 µg/m3.’"

    In '08 he was still Senator Obama.
    And you have to know that these kinds of changes take time to make - it wasn't just one day.


    Lead smelter in Herculaneum set to close in 2013 : News
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    Barack Hussein