HERCULANEUM • About 145 employees of the Doe Run lead smelter have learned they will lose their jobs at the end of December because of the plant’s closure, the Doe Run Co. said Wednesday. An additional 73 contractor jobs also will be eliminated.Lone lead smelter in the US gone out of business because they wouldn't make expensive changes to their manufacturing facility in order to appease the enviro-weenies. Wonder what we're going to do for our lead needs going forward? You know, like the ammunition our armed forces need to fight wars? Or our police forces need to train? No one thought about this, did they?
The job cuts were expected. The plant, which has operated for more than a century and is the lone remaining lead smelter in the United States, announced in 2010 that it will cease operations at the end of this year.
I expect no less from this administration, though. The "fundamental transformation" of America is more and more apparent every day - basically, if it makes us weaker, the Teleprompter In Chief is all for it. Make our armed forces dependent on foreign countries for basic starting materials needed for ammunition? What a great idea!
So, congratulations to the enviromentals - I just hope we stay away from anything involving a conflict for the next, oh, ever.
That is all.