Environmental Law Institute (ELI)

Environmental Compliance Issues for the Telecommunications Industry

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Firms acquiring telecommunications companies often decline to perform environmental due diligence because they assume that these business do not have many environmental compliance issues. However, according to a recent issue of th EPA’s Enforcement Alert, telecommunication companies may have significant environmental requirements. These requirements can be triggered by the use of lead-acid or sulfuric acid batteries, valve-regulated or 'gel cell' batteries as well a diesel, lead, halon, and propane. In addition, many facilities use diesel-powered backup generators that provide uninterrupted power to telecommunications facilities.

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