Brine pools and processing areas at the Soquimich lithium plant on the Atacama salt flat, the largest lithium deposit currently in production, in the Atacama desert of northern Chile. Photo: Reuters

US eager to recycle lithium batteries so it doesn’t have to buy them from China

  • Officials in Washington are portraying the drive to develop recycling technology as a ‘national security’ issue
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Brine pools and processing areas at the Soquimich lithium plant on the Atacama salt flat, the largest lithium deposit currently in production, in the Atacama desert of northern Chile. Photo: Reuters
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