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    Followup: Five people hurt in GM lab explosion, A123 battery reportedly responsible
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    More details are filtering in about yesterday's explosion at the General Motors Technical Center battery research lab in Warren, Michigan. First, the number of people injured has climbed to five, with one taken to the hospital and four treated at the scene. The local deputy fire chief said none ...

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    Followup: Chevy Volt fire to prompt new safety procedures?
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    In the aftermath of a Chevrolet Volt catching fire at a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration test facility, NHTSA may move to require electric vehicle batteries to be drained after major wrecks. The Detroit Free Press reports that the agency is contemplating issuing a ruling, but a ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt battery catches fire at NHTSA [UPDATE]
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    As a tipster put it: "Crap." Even though there is plenty of evidence that the Chevrolet Volt is a safe car (one just protected its occupants in a recent crash with a bus), there are now new and seemingly legitimate worries about the safety of the 16-kWh battery pack after a crash. Bloomberg ...

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