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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

3 weeks ago
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.
By Lucas Niewenhuis