Explosion at GM Tech Center; Lithium Battery is the Suspected Cause
By David Arnouts
According to WWJ CBS Detroit, there was an explosion at the General Motors Tech Center in Warren, Mich., on Wednesday morning.
Deputy Fire Chief Gary Wilkinson said the explosion most likely was related to a lithium battery.
Wilkinson told Autoweek that a responder notified the HAZMAT team via radio that the explosion involved lithium batteries in the research facility's Alternative Energy Center.
The explosion occurred during "extreme testing" on a prototype battery and is unrelated to the Chevrolet Volt or any other production vehicle according to GM.
The fire was extinguished and portions of the facility were evacuated, but responders were still on the scene.
Wilkinson said two people were injured during the explosion. One was treated at the scene and the other was taken to an area hospital. All injuries were reported to be non-life threatening. According to WWJ CBS Detroit, a statement issued by GM said five additional workers were being evaluated by medical personnel. All injuries appeared to be non-life threatening.
Check out WWJ CBS Detroit for up-to-the-minute information.
Try Solar panels, I hear Solyndra has a close out...oh, wait.
FREMONT (CBS 5) — After filing for bankruptcy last year, Fremont solar company Solyndra still owes American taxpayers half a billion dollars. But CBS 5 caught them destroying millions of dollars worth of parts.
At Solyndra’s sprawling complex in Fremont, workers in white jumpsuits were unwrapping brand new glass tubes used in solar panels last week. They are the latest, most cutting-edge solar technology, and they are being thrown into dumpsters.
Better work harder, my three months of work in 2011 to pay my taxes just wasn't enough. If Obama gets to stay 4 more years maybe I can get promoted to 4 months. ?
Hmm, no big surprise there and there is nothing wrong with GM's lithium batteries?
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