Batteries are catching fire at sea

03/28/23, The Indicator (09:21)

Link: https://www.npr.org/2023/03/28/1166625069/batteries-are-catching-fire-at-sea

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Summary: Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized the way we use and store energy. They are a key component in EVs and many of the devices and technologies we use every day. But battery fires, specifically on cargo ships transporting all of these items, are a growing risk. The Indicator speaks with an insurance professional as well as a fire expert on this this dangerous, high temperature “thermal runaway” situation. Students will think through how this risk affects the costs of production

Posted March 29, 2023 by ishanitewari in Production costs, THE INDICATOR

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