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Re: [OM] Hg Battery Sources

Subject: Re: [OM] Hg Battery Sources
From: Garth Wood <garth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 10:19:25 -0600
At 02:20 PM 7/25/98 +0200, Ulf Westerberg wrote:
>John Hermanson wrote:
>>I am not clear on this.  Are mercury batteries only being banned in the
>>United States?
>I've heard a rumour that they'll be banned (in the EC that is) before the
>year of 2000. I can't remember if and when I've read it, or if it's just
>some commission in Brussels  recommending this and decisions yet have to be

I don't know the regulatory issues for the EC, but I know that Varta (a big 
German manufacturer of batteries) is ending production the last day of 1998, 
ostensibly due to EC requirements.


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