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Old 07-24-2018, 02:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
The Congo has an estimated 52,000 people held in slavery.
Slaves and mining go together like peanut butter and jelly for as long as the world has had slavery and mining.

Hopefully battery tech that doesn't need cobalt will work.
I'm against slavery, unless it was voluntary. I'd also be against contracting with companies or individuals that used slave labor.

Panasonic recently dropped one of their cobalt suppliers due to some of that supply coming from Cuba, which is not a legal US trade country.

I'd hope Panasonic and others would likewise drop any suppliers that utilized slave labor.
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