Portugal's government under fire over controversial lithium contract

in News · 28-11-2019 08:38:00 · 0 Comments

The government came under fire from lawmakers for signing a contract giving exploration rights for lithium mining to a three-day old firm

During a heated parliamentary hearing, lawmakers from left to right voiced concerns about the legality of the contract and the environmental impact of the mines.

Portugal is Europe’s biggest lithium producer, but its miners sell almost exclusively to the ceramics industry and are only now preparing to produce the higher-grade lithium that is used in electric cars and to power electronic appliances.


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