mining environmental lithium

  • Producing batteries for green technology harms the ...

    Aug 27, 2019 · Consider dust, fumes, wastewater and other environmental impacts from cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; water shortages and toxic spills from lithium mining in Latin America, which can alter ecosystems and hurt local communities; a heavily polluted river due to nickel mining in Russia; or air pollution in northeastern China ...

  • Miner Eyes Rebirth of Lithium Industry in Nevada Desert

    Jun 24, 2019 · Environmentalists generally have conflicted views on lithium mining. The mining itself can harm the environment, but lithium is used for clean technologies like electric vehicles and renewable energy. Evans told Bloomberg Environment Thacker Pass won't be harmful to the land, water, or air. The mine will use about 2,000 acre-feet of water per ...

  • Nickel mining: the hidden environmental cost of electric ...

    Aug 24, 2017 · Nickel mining: the hidden environmental cost of electric cars The extraction of nickel, mainly mined in Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Russia and the Philippines, comes with environmental .