With no option of exporting or safely disposing of the power units, relied upon due to chronic power cuts, officials warn they could leak sulfuric acid into soil and water supply

By Agencies 22 December 2021

Virtually every household in the Gaza Strip relies on batteries to keep their home running — a result of years of chronic power outages.

These batteries, fueling everything from lights to internet routers to solar panels, have helped mitigate one crisis. But they are causing another one as huge mounds of old and used batteries pile up in a territory lacking the ability to safely dispose of them.

full story: https://www.timesofisrael.com/25000-tons-of-old-batteries-in-gaza-pose-risk-to-health-environment/