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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car


Picking through a mountain of huge rocks with his tiny bare hands, the exhausted little boy makes a pitiful sight.

His name is Dorsen and he is one of an army of children, some just four years old, working in the vast polluted mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where toxic red dust burns their eyes, and they run the risk of skin disease and a deadly lung condition. Here, for a wage of just 8p a day, the children are made to check the rocks for the tell-tale chocolate-brown streaks of cobalt – the prized ingredient essential for the batteries that power electric cars.

And it’s feared that thousands more children could be about to be dragged into this hellish daily existence – after the historic pledge made by Britain to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 and switch to electric vehicles.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The future of America. Just need some Morlocks to finish off our demise,

Anonymous said...

These rare earth minerals are being uncovered in all of Asia and China is using them to really propel their economy.
As we see, there is a dark underside to the phenomenon.

Anonymous said...

Well they have to keep the cost of priuses down so the liberals can afford them.