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US issues new Lithium battery rules

The US Department of Transportation has issued new standards for the shipment of lithium cells and batteries, reports BIFA in its latest newsletter. The new rules, developed by the Department's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), aim to ensure that the batteries can withstand normal transportation conditions and are packaged to reduce the possibility of damage that could lead to an unsafe situation. ... [+]

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