The City recently announced a pilot program to do away with lead wheel weights on all government vehicles. The lead weights will be replaced with ones made either of zinc or steel. Officials also plan on helping train local automotive businesses in using the environmentally benign weights. Read more from the Roanoke Times
The Ecology Center is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization that works for a safe and healthy environment where people live, work and play. For more information go to EcoCenter.org or LeadFreeWheels.org.