Hunt for the ‘Blood Diamond of Batteries’ Impedes Green Energy Push

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The Kasulo cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Hunt for the ‘Blood Diamond of Batteries’ Impedes Green Energy Push

Dangerous mining conditions plague Congo, home to the world’s largest supply of cobalt, a key ingredient in electric cars. A leadership battle threatens reforms.

The Kasulo cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Credit…

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