Clean-up of former battery plant could cost El Salvador billions of dollars, officials say
El Salvador will have to spend billions of dollars to clean up the site of a battery plant near the capital that was closed in 2007 and is polluted with lead, the Attorney-General’s Office said.
An investigation that lasted several months concluded that “the environmental damage totals nearly $4 billion” at the site outside San Salvador, the head of the office's environmental enforcement unit said.
The estimate covers damage to “all the resources: water, air, soil, plants and the final disposal of the refuse and ash” left at the abandoned plant.
Original source: Efe