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The Dirty, Deadly Side of China's Overseas Nickel Industry



Nickel is a critical component of the batteries that power electric cars, and Indonesia has become a global giant in producing the mineral. But there is a dirty and sometimes deadly secret behind this success story. Environmentalists accuse Indonesia's nickel industry of flouting regulations intended to protect ecologically sensitive islands, and fatal accidents at Chinese-owned mining facilities are not uncommon. Bloomberg News looks into how a key part of the green transition is coming with such a high price.

Read more about The Deadly Mining Complex Powering the EV Revolution on Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2024-indonesia-sulawesi-nickel-fire/?srnd=homepage-asia&sref=zU1fOhDr?utm_medium=social&utm_source=youtube&utm_campaign=originals&utm_content=article

00:00 - 1:20 Introduction
01:21 - 02:38 Indonesia’s nickel industry
02:39 - 03:05 Impact on the local economy
03:06- 05:17 What are the environmental and health concerns?
05:18- 08:26 Documenting unsafe conditions for workers
08:27-10:39 Worker protests and complaints
10:40 Indonesia’s support for nickel downstreaming industry

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