“Federal regulators investigate a chemical spill at Ultium Cells battery plant of General Motors in Ohio.”
General Motors has been focusing on the production of electrhttps://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/top-gears-top-20-electric-carsic vehicles (EVs) for the last few years and has produced a few magnificent vehicles in the recent past, especially Sedans. GM gets its manufacturing done at different facilities, and one of them is Ohio in the USA.
General Motors has been in the news once again, and this time for violating the safety and health policies of the USA. It runs a battery plant in Ohio that manufactures batteries for EVs along with LG Energy Solution, South Korea.
Why is General Motors in the news?
Federal regulators investigate a chemical spill at the Ultium Cells battery plant of General Motors in Ohio.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials have validated the news. As per the evidence like photos and video available, a slurry having battery materials and a hazardous solvent leaked, spilling a black material on the mixing department’s ground in Warren’s factory.
What is Ultium Cells & How LG Energy is Connected?
Ultium Cells responded to the event, and said, “No employees were exposed or injured in the spill. The company added that area mixing operations have been temporarily halted and that a third-party company helped clean up and contain the leak.”
Ultium Cells is a joint venture of LG Energy Solution and General Motors.
Katie Burdette, Ultium Cells spokesperson said that operations will remain discontinued until the area “has been inspected for damage and deemed safe.” It will be interesting to see how this moment of discontinuation will affect the production of battery cells and battery packs of General Motors.
General Motors itself reported the incident to OSHA, which later started an investigation. OSHA will collect details of the entire incident to address the issue, and determine whether employees are still at risk.