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Comment: Re:In Space (Score 1) 512

by Rosonowski (#28478993) Attached to: Beamed Space Solar Power Plant To Open In 2016?

Electric cars. Response: whoa whoa whoa, batteries contain toxic chemicals!

Well, yeah, I think that the 10^4 grams of various concentrated acids and reactive metals and other nasty things needed for a battery, across 10^7 or so personal vehicles, if there isn't a very good program in place to process the spent cells, could cause a very big problem.

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