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News   August 22, 2008   by Auto Service World

Lead Tire Weights On The Outs

The Detroit Grand Prix will mark an important event in the future of tire balancing, as IndyCar and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce the elimination of lead weights.
According to a release from the EPA, Susan Parker Bodine, EPA’s Assistant administrator for the office of solid waste and emergency response, will join IndyCar Series drivers and Bridgestone-Firestone representatives to announce the National Lead-Free Wheel Weight Initiative.
The announcement will take place at a ceremony recognizing companies and government agencies that have pledged to significantly reduce the use of lead wheel weights by December 31, 2011.

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