I guess they finally figured it out (with 32 days left)| 30 May, 2006
Interesting read, I guess they finally figured it out (with 32 days left) 2 quotes from the articles
"What is surprising however � although it should not be � is that, despite the claims of health and environmental threats, the latter based on the risk of lead-contaminated leachate from landfill sites, at the time the directive was being discussed, that data were largely theoretical, based largely on US studies. It was only when a number of field studies were subsequently carried out � such as this one here - examining the actual amount of lead leaching from landfill sites, that is was realised that there was no problem at all."
"Since the Directive was enacted, empirical evidence has come in - not from the EU, but from the US - where evidence has shown that lead in landfill sites causes no leaching problems at all. Furthermore, environmentally conscious campaigners claim that lead-free solutions are actually environmentally worse."