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Cargo ship carrying burning lithium-ion batteries reaches Alaska, but kept offshore for safety
ap via msn ^ | 12/30/23 | Story by By MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press

Posted on 12/30/2023 1:09:13 PM PST by RomanSoldier19

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1 posted on 12/30/2023 1:09:13 PM PST by RomanSoldier19
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Missile middle of hull
2 posted on 12/30/2023 1:12:28 PM PST by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://youtu.be/wH-pk2vZG2M)
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This could be YOUR garage! Friends don’t let friends park fire hazards in their garage. OR on transport ships.


3 posted on 12/30/2023 1:16:23 PM PST by Qwapisking ("IF the Second goes first the First goes second" L.Star )
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To: RomanSoldier19

Ready to put in your car!


4 posted on 12/30/2023 1:16:27 PM PST by PGR88
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“I know! Let’s load the “Genius Star XI” full of Lithium Ion batteries!!”


5 posted on 12/30/2023 1:16:31 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom (“Occupy your mind with good thoughts or your enemy will fill them with bad ones.” ~ Thomas More)
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Coming to your garage, as mandated by the government!


6 posted on 12/30/2023 1:18:07 PM PST by RedMonqey ("A republic, if you can keep it" Benjam Franklin.)
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If it sinks, will the ocean put out the fire?


7 posted on 12/30/2023 1:18:46 PM PST by Libloather (Why do climate change hoax deniers live in mansions on the beach?)
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To: RomanSoldier19

Safe and effective.


8 posted on 12/30/2023 1:22:44 PM PST by cp124 (80% of everything is fake or a lie.)
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“will the ocean put out the fire?”

This should answer your question

👇

https://insideevs.com/news/694969/tesla-model-x-fire-boat-ramp-water/


9 posted on 12/30/2023 1:27:34 PM PST by V_TWIN (America...so great even the people that hate it refuse to leave!)
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To: Libloather

Eventually.


10 posted on 12/30/2023 1:28:26 PM PST by MortMan (Corduroy pillows are making headlines.)
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To: RomanSoldier19

Just ran across these. Holy cow...

https://gotowncrier.com/2023/12/county-officials-urge-proper-disposal-of-lithium-batteries/

https://azbigmedia.com/lifestyle/lithium-battery-fires-a-growing-concern-in-valley/

https://www.firerescue1.com/lithium-ion-battery-fires/ala-ffs-use-36-000-gallons-of-water-on-tesla-fire


11 posted on 12/30/2023 1:34:09 PM PST by mewzilla (Never give up; never surrender!)
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Lithium-ion batteries can burn under water as many fire department have found out.
Some EV’s have burned for hours but hosing them makes a nice steam cloud.


12 posted on 12/30/2023 1:36:23 PM PST by Vaduz
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Afte the ship, how many electric cars were lost because one battery failed?


13 posted on 12/30/2023 1:45:30 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: RomanSoldier19

Green energy! 🤪


14 posted on 12/30/2023 1:47:04 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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Does halon put out the fire? Maybe boron or graphite?


15 posted on 12/30/2023 1:56:29 PM PST by shotgun
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Aw, shoot, let ‘em in. What could possibly go wrong?


16 posted on 12/30/2023 2:19:44 PM PST by Noumenon (You're not voting your way out of this. KTF)
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Tested!


17 posted on 12/30/2023 2:20:34 PM PST by Noumenon (You're not voting your way out of this. KTF)
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From the first article..

"Consumers using products with such batteries should watch for signs like high heat or swelling of the product frame..."

Or, flames licking up your wall.

18 posted on 12/30/2023 2:39:42 PM PST by moovova ("The NEXT election is the most important election of our lifetimes!“ LOL...)
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Powdered magnesium is the only thing that will extinguish a lithium battery fire.


19 posted on 12/30/2023 2:43:34 PM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (Those that vote for a living outnumber those that work for one.)
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To: RomanSoldier19

Extended family have a Chevy Volt with a dead battery. If there was no warranty (there is this time) the dealer quoted the battery price at $30,000.

What makes this story relevant to the original article above is that the Volt battery is on back order......and it has been 5 months! I hope that the Volt battery is not on the burning ship. The Chevy dealer is providing a gasoline-powered SUV rental all these months. The Volt owners plan to sell the Volt as soon as the battery arrives and is installed. I guess driving a gasoline-powered SUV all these months has opened their eyes. We see each other at holidays and birthdays. I told them our experience of driving from Sacramento to Denver and back last year. There are huuuuge stretches of road with amazing vistas. I started keeping track during these long stretches, and did not see even one EV. My two favorites are the Great Salt Lake Basin, and much of Wyoming. If I were stuck with an EV, I would place a Honda generator in the trunk, and extra gasoline.


20 posted on 12/30/2023 2:44:56 PM PST by Ronaldus Magnus III (Do, or do not, there is no try)
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