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Electric cars polluting environment with graphite rain.

CalmOceansCalmOceans Member UncommonPosts: 2,437

the irony, some experts are saying they cause more pollution than gas cars

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-14/teslas-in-california-help-bring-dirty-rain-to-china.html

"As more environmentally conscious Americans do their bit to help clear the air by paying up for an eco-friendly Prius or a sporty Tesla, a damaging form of polluted rain is falling in China.

The link is graphite, a vital component in batteries used in Tesla’s Model S, Toyota’s plug-in Prius and other electric carsAs more environmentally conscious Americans do their bit to help clear the air by paying up for an eco-friendly Prius or a sporty Tesla, a damaging form of polluted rain is falling in China. . It’s mostly mined and processed in China where graphite pollution has fouled air and water, damaged crops and raised health concerns. Now, in response, Chinese authorities are closing dozens of graphite mines and processors in a bid for cleaner air even as global demand for the commodity is surging."

http://www.indmin.com/Article/3298690/Graphite-Analysis-Archive/Graphite-pollution-fears-spread-to-Heilongjiang-China.html

"Graphite production in Heilongjiang province is under the spotlight following pollution complaints which could lead to restrictions in the world's leading producing region. Similar complaints in Shandong province only in December led to the temporary closure of all processing plants.  

 

 

Comments

  • Mr_SneakymanMr_Sneakyman Member UncommonPosts: 43
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    Great info! Even more amazing is this:

    Stanley Meyer invented a car that will go 400 miles on a shot-glass full of water. Pollution factor: zero.

    Stanley was contacted by the US government and set up a meeting in a restaurant to discuss the future of his invention. Minutes later he ran out of the restaurant screaming "They poisoned me!" and promptly dropped dead in the street. His project was confiscated under "national security" and quickly buried.

    At some point you just have to throw your hands up and admit that our species is broken.

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