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:
- 5 million liters of crude oil spilled in Arava leak
- Oil Spill in Black Sea after Russian Pipeline Leak
- Diesel leak behind latest 'oil spill'
- Southern oil spill clean-up to cost country NIS 17 million
- Bangladesh oil spill 'threatens rare dolphins'
- Constant oil spills devastate Russia
- Nigerian communities reeling from massive Shell oil spill
- 1350 barrels of oil spill at Enbridge pumping station
- New oil leak in Guaracara River
- Agencies working to contain fuel leak from boat that sank
- Russian oil pipeline leaks into Black Sea
- Oil Spill Will Take Years to Clean, Cost $7.6 Million
- Fire crews respond to morning oil spill
- Semi-tanker crude oil spill blocks ramp on I-25
- Oil leak source found at old Getty station
- Oil spill closes oyster farms in Coromandel
- Fuel leaks into Ohio River
- Sea Cucumber Farmers Demand Compensation For Oil Spill
- DEP Continues Oversight Of Jay Oil Spill
- 2000 gallon of oil leaks into Lake Michigan
By the way, all of these headlines are just from December 2014.