Nickel, Indonesia's Poisoned Chalice
Destroying its own environment to green Chinese cities
By: Muhamad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Yeta Purnama
The early August announcement that US electric carmaker Tesla is to buy US$5 billion worth of nickel from Indonesia to build batteries has focused as few other things could that Indonesia is one of the world’s biggest repositories of the rare earth element.
The question is whether it is a po…
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