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Averting an Acid Apocalypse: The Toxic Legacy of Kawah Ijen (Op-Ed)
Live Science (2016)
  • Jeffrey Johnson, Boise State University
Abstract
There are approximately 250 million vehicles in the United States. Imagine the lake of acid that would form if each car, truck and motorcycle leaked its battery's contents into one large pit. The resultant reservoir would measure more than a million cubic yards and fill a space equivalent to one of the world's largest sports stadiums. Such a gargantuan pool would contain acid caustic enough to burn skin and dissolve metal. It would represent an environmental menace and an ecological disaster.
Disciplines
Publication Date
March 10, 2016
Citation Information
Jeffrey Johnson. "Averting an Acid Apocalypse: The Toxic Legacy of Kawah Ijen (Op-Ed)" Live Science (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeffrey_johnson/23/