Burning Discarded Automobile Batteries, 07/1972

Original Caption: Burning Discarded Automobile Batteries, 07/1972


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


Photographer: St. Gil, Marc, 1924-1992



Houston (Harris county, Texas, United States) inhabited place

Environmental Protection Agency



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Deposto, Max Sang and 63 more people faved this
  • Max Sang 5y

    A strong image, even without the OMG factor of the title.
  • Robert Carrier 5y

    Holy crap. The title says it all!
  • Enric Martinez 5y

    It's not dangerous, it's just all a lie of the lefties and the green lobbies, cough, cough!
  • AugustHess 4y

    A hard rain's gonna fall...
  • Susan Hoag 4y

    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,"
  • Giulia Stermieri 3y

  • bsgm 3y

    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.
  • OctavianPepper 3y

    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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