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Besieged by Regulations and Lawsuits, Country’s Only Primary Lead Smelter to Close

How the closure of the Doe Run operation in Herculaneum, MO, will affect the future production—and, ultimately the availability and consumer cost—of traditional, lead-core ammunition remains unknown. The Herculaneum smelter, which has existed in the same location since 1892, is the only primary lead smelter in the country, producing lead bullion from raw lead ore mined in Missouri’s extensive lead deposits. Several secondary smelters, where lead is recycled from products including lead-acid batteries or spent ammunition components, continue operation in other stateside locations. The lead bars produced in Herculaneum have historically been gone to ammunition manufactures for use in conventional ammo components such as projectiles, projectile cores, and primers.

Cory Booker easily wins US Senate primary, breaks promise to finish mayoral term

In a surprise to no one, dog rescuer, cat saver, and erstwhile mayor of Newark Cory Booker secured the Democratic nomination for a New Jersey U.S. Senate seat. Despite his crony tech scandal, the voters were utterly smitten by his social media acumen and his ability to eat on less than $ 30 a month, which really should be the only prerequisites for being a U.S. Senator.