The US Dept. of Transportation issued a proposed rule mandating changes in the way lithium batteries and cells are transported in passenger and cargo aircraft, stating that "they could pose a hazard when transported" by air. DOT in October issued a safety advisory regarding lithium batteries, warning that battery-caused "fires in aircraft can result in catastrophic events presenting unique challenges not encountered in other transport modes" (ATWOnline, Oct. 8, 2009). In issuing the Notice ...

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