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US transport chief to form lithium safety groups

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Elaine Chao

The US government is forming groups of experts to study lithium-ion battery safety issues in manufacturing and transportation.

Transportation secretary Elaine Chao (pictured) is spearheading the formation of two expert committees on the batteries as part of a package of measures included in the 2018 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act that was recently signed into law by President Donald Trump.

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