History Channel Taps Doe Run for ‘Modern Marvels’ Episode

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The Doe Run Company will take center stage on the History Channel’s popular series “Modern Marvels,” airing June 16 at 7 p.m. Central Time.

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We are pleased that Modern Marvels chose Doe Run to participate in this episode about lead. While many people know that it’s needed to manufacture automotive batteries, this episode explains how it has become an important strategic metal that enhances our everyday lives, providing power, protection and convenience

The Doe Run Company will take center stage on the History Channel’s popular series “Modern Marvels,” airing June 16 at 7 p.m. Central Time. The episode, dedicated to the complete lifecycle of lead, will explore industry leader Doe Run’s unique lead mining, processing and recycling capabilities.

“Modern Marvels,” is a one-hour program that focuses on innovative architectural and engineering structures, scientific discoveries and social wonders. Producers for the show tapped Doe Run’s expertise in the upcoming episode to help explain the importance of lead products and uses, which includes lead-acid car batteries; tube-style computer screens; emergency power; and equipment that protects medical patients from radiation and securely stores nuclear medicine and waste. Doe Run’s technologically advanced extraction and refining processes will also be featured.

“We are pleased that Modern Marvels chose Doe Run to participate in this episode about lead. While many people know that it’s needed to manufacture automotive batteries, this episode explains how it has become an important strategic metal that enhances our everyday lives, providing power, protection and convenience,” said Angie Nations, Doe Run community relations specialist. “Although it has been used for thousands of years, today we continue to find new uses for lead, including its potential use in powering hybrid vehicles of the future.”

The Modern Marvels episode includes content representing each of Doe Run’s facilities, and covers the entire lead life-cycle: the Southeast Mining and Milling Division in southeast Missouri, the Primary Smelting Division in Herculaneum, Mo., the Buick Resource Recycling Division in Boss, Mo., and Seafab Metals Company (a division of Fabricated Products, Inc., a Doe Run subsidiary), in Casa Grande, Ariz. In addition, Doe Run customer Enersys provided content for the program.

Missouri mines and mills provide 70 percent of the lead consumed in the United States. In addition to sourcing lead from underground mines, the company serves as the world’s third-largest lead supplier. Doe Run’s single-site lead recycling facility recovers metal from lead-acid batteries and electronics, and is one of the few facilities in North America that accepts and recovers lead from cathode ray tube (CRT) glass, found in older television screens.

Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and the largest integrated lead producer in the Western Hemisphere. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling facilities, located in Boss, Mo. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.doerun.com .

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