Feb 9, 2024

The Race to Make This Dying U.S. Lake the ‘Saudi Arabia of Lithium’

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Extracting lithium from California’s Salton Sea for use in batteries.

California’s toxic Salton Sea has enough lithium to make the U.S. self-sufficient in the mineral, which is a key component of rechargeable batteries. WSJ explores the tech being developed to extract it—and what it means for the future of domestic production. Photo: Kaitlyn Wang.

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