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Mining of graphite, used to make batteries and primarily sourced from northeastern China, is leading to widespread pollution as demand jumps

lthough the gray mineral's popularity is slated to increase dramatically as production shifts from tiny cell phone batteries to massive batteries for electric cars, the major Chinese graphite-mining regions are unprepared to contain the environmental consequences.
1 year ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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