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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Giant Lithium Spill


Do you remember when all that Lithium spilled into Prudhoe Bay? Or the massive Lithium leak in the Gulf of Mexico? Dead birds and sea life washing onto the shore for weeks.

Or the train car full of Lithium that exploded in a Canadian town and killed several people?

Of course you don't. None of these headlines ever happened. Well, not with Lithium any way.

From Charged EV Magazine:
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published a guide for the safe handling of lithium batteries on aircraft. The IATA estimates that each year, over a billion lithium batteries are transported by air as mail, cargo or in passenger/crew baggage. 
Kevin Hiatt of IATA said “This guide was developed with the input of leading industry groups specialized in the area of handling potentially dangerous goods. Whether on passenger or cargo aircraft, operators can now rely on this guide...”
So now there are even better regulations for the transportation of Lithium.

As 2014 draws to a close, here are some headlines to consider:

By the way, all of these headlines are just from December 2014.