Burning Discarded Automobile Batteries, 07/1972

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    Original Caption: Burning Discarded Automobile Batteries, 07/1972

    U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-11382

    Photographer: St. Gil, Marc, 1924-1992

    Subjects:
    Houston (Harris county, Texas, United States) inhabited place
    Environmental Protection Agency
    Project DOCUMERICA

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    Deposto, Dr Max, TenYearsGone, .sara, and 56 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Dr Max 51 months ago | reply

      A strong image, even without the OMG factor of the title.

    2. rmcarrier1 51 months ago | reply

      Holy crap. The title says it all!

    3. Enric Martinez 50 months ago | reply

      It's not dangerous, it's just all a lie of the lefties and the green lobbies, cough, cough!

    4. AugustHess 36 months ago | reply

      A hard rain's gonna fall...

    5. Raznfrats 30 months ago | reply

      Dramatic photo which points out the vile pollution humans produce. This is the kind of photo which would make the average person think, "There has got to be a better way,"

    6. bsgm 28 months ago | reply

      It hasn't gotten better... We've simply stopped producing everything here. Now the locals in other countries get to deal with this stuff instead of us.

    7. OctavianPepper 24 months ago | reply

      You're right. I guess that means we should stop trying to make those darned electric cars! Too many batteries in them. Are you serious? Of course it has gotten better. People all over ere recycling and reusing. It is far from perfect, but it is still a new concept to most. We've grown up to be a society that just throws everything away and just go get a new one that we have had to learn how to do things differently. Then again we did ask for cheap products and that is what we got. Many towns still don't have proper recycling facilities to even be able to recycle many items. Where I live they have even passed laws that make it almost impossible for you to even take an old vehicle to a salvage yard to be dismantled and recycled. If that isn't going too far I don't know what is.

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