A logistics facility which houses thousands of Lithium Batteries is engulfed in a raging inferno in Grand-Couronne, France.
The facility, run by Bolloré Logistics, has caused the evacuation of all people from the surrounding area due to toxic fumes from the burning batteries.
Brief video below shows the magnitude of the fire, which has caused hundreds of firefighters from around the region to be called-in:
As of 4:10 PM EST here in the New York City area, we are receiving reports that the fire near the city of Rouen, has spread to a nearby warehouse housing tires. Plumes of smoke are seen for miles; emergency response teams are asking for additional reinforcements.
is all we hear from the greenies, it doesnt fit their idiotic narrative.
From a quick search:
1) Small lithium batteries contain very little lithium, so they can be doused with water. To put out large lithium-ion battery fires, use a foam extinguisher containing CO2, powder graphite, ABC dry chemical, or sodium carbonate.
2) U.S. authorities have conducted a substantial amount of research on how to extinguish lithium-ion batteries. In 2013, the Fire Protection Research Foundation — sponsored by the U.S. Energy Department — found that water can be used to put out a burning lithium-ion battery.
But how much water would be needed is the question, IMO.
Not to mention water.
Everyone down wind is poisoned.
If electric vehicles are the answer, what is the question?
They were all standing around for a half hour not knowing what to do.
Fortunately the battery never shorted and burned.
Can't put out an electrical fire with water...
The 3M Batteries were magnitudes better quality than the .....then best Japanese battery.
That was 22 years ago ...... I am sure the technology has come further now ....... hmmmm
Looks like a parking lot from the future, Greta Thunberg style.
Wish I could up-vote this more!
All the kids that mined that lithium are going to be mad!
137-year-old idea could be a viable lithium-ion battery substitute.
Zinc bromine batteries are proving quite efficient and much safer.
Yes, and if we have learned anything from history, it is that we have learned nothing from history!
I had a new, fully charged, 12 v LiFePO4 battery go thermal runaway and fill my house with smoke. It melted the plastic case. It was never connected to anything other that an appropriate charger for the initial charge.
Oh, and yes, it was mfg in China.