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Nickel - Vale.com

Vale is the world's largest producer of nickel, one of the most versatile metals in existence. Hard and malleable, nickel resists corrosion and maintains its mechanical and physical properties even when subjected to extreme temperatures.

Nickel Metal Hydride and Prius - EV Driven

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Is this where the nickel from Prius comes from? | PriusChat

2007-10-10· And I very much doubt the nickel in the Prius battery will find its way into the environment but being a valuable metal it will most likely be recycled at the end of its useful life in a Prius …

Prius Batteries article in the Mail | Motoring discussion ...

Prius Batteries article in the Mail. Anyone see that article about the factory in Canada I think it was that is involved in the production of batteries for the Prius a few days ago? I havent seen a post on here about it although maybe I missed it. I couldnt believe the pollution that place had caused and I think any Prius driver would want to ...

Hybrids gather dust at AutoNation dealerships - Phys.org

Shootist: I believe you're referring to the famously polluted Sudbury nickel mine in Ontario, which an unscrupulous news agency blamed on the Prius.

2017 Toyota Prius - NewCarTestDrive

After a redesign for the 2016 model year, including a new engine and styling, the 2017 Toyota Prius comes with more standard equipment. Even the base model includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and active lane control.

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Owning Prius for 13 years,the media has repeated a lot anti-Prius nonsense. For example the CNW Marketing "Dust-to-Dust" and the Sudbury nickel mine frauds. My link points to "Common Prius Myths." Elon's media complaint is mild to what my Marine Corp description of …

mining nickel grizzly - perkinspreschool.com

Aug 26, 2010 The Idaho Cobalt Project, one of hundreds of mining proposals in various in small electronics and the nickel metal hydride batteries of the Toyota Prius. . that could have been inhabited by lynx, gray wolves or grizzly bears.

Is a Hummer really better than a Prius??? - ABC Green at ...

And while the nickel mine in Canada they mentioned in the show really is your basic dead zone, that damage was done during the great acid rain era pre-1990s - now it should be as clean as any EPA ...

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The nickel mine you are thinking about is probably Inco's mine in Sudbury Ontario. There is indeed a dead zone, but it is not a strip mine, the mine is underground. The dead zone is the result of acid fallout from the smelter. After killing off the area, and facing criticism, Inco built what was then the world's largest smokestack in the early seventies. The smelter still belches sulfur ...

The Toyota Prius: Nature's D Student | Shifting Lanes

One nickel mine in Canada where the Prius got all of its battery goodness is now used as a testing ground for NASA's mars and hostile planet rovers. That's right, all the chemicals and byproducts from mining the nickel necessary to make the old Prius' battery caused the surrounding landscape to be a baron wasteland for miles. In the interest of fairness the new Prius uses a lithium based ...

Metals in Medicine and the Environment

Currently the percentage of nickel used to produce vehicle battery packs accounts for only a small fraction of the total amount of nickel produced by nickel plants world wide. For example, Toyota purchases the nickel need for its hybrid battery packs from Canada's INCO Mines located in Greater Sudbury, Ontario. In 2004, INCO refined 241 million lbs of nickel and less than 1000 tons was ...

Pollution Caused By Building a Hybrid Car - HowStuffWorks

The major reason is because hybrids like the Prius include more advanced components than a conventional car, including a second electric motor and heavy battery packs. Batteries are an essential component of hybrids. Regenerative braking lets hybrids generate and store their own energy to power the vehicle at low speeds and while idling. Unfortunately, both nickel-hydride batteries and the ...

Prius Outdoes Hummer in Environmental Damage …

2007-03-21· The nickel mines in Canada may well be environmental dead zones; I don't know. But, I do know that their output is not just for the Prius batteries -- they were producing nickel long before conception of the Prius and would continue to do so regardless of whether the Prius exists.

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2008-01-12· Well, none of the answers provided to you actually thought of the process of obtaining the nickel used in the batteries of the hybrid cars. This is where the environmental hazard comes into play -- nickel is mined -- mining includes the use of fossil fuels - which in turn harms the environment.

Which is Greener: the Prius or the Hummer? - Belmont Club

2007-03-21· The Recorder argues that when the environmental costs of building a Prius are factored in -- such as mining the nickel for its battery -- the race between the Hummer and the Prius for the Green Riband isn't even close.

The Prius Bad for the Environment? | AxleAddict

The Prius' battery contains nickel, which is mined in Ontario Canada. The plant that smelts this nickel is apparently nicknamed "the Superstack" because of the amount of pollution it puts out; the area for miles around it is a wasteland because of acid rain and air pollution.

Why does the Prius have its reputation? : OutOfTheLoop

Yes, they were debunked. To begin with, the acid rain around Sudbury, the nickel mine you're referring to, both happened, and was cleaned up, decades before the Prius ever existed.

2017 Toyota Prius Review – Don't Make Fun of the Nerds ...

The "nickel" comment likely came from a (debunked, industry funded) study* several years ago that laid the blame for Sudbury, Ontario's since-healed but mining-ravaged outskirts being caused by the Prius' NiMH batteries. Sudbury was a nickel-mine town for more than a century, FWIW.

Toyota defends Prius | GoAuto

Mr Reinert also challenged the report on the Sudbury Nickel mine in Ontario, Canada which provides the nickel used in the battery pack as part of the Prius' Hybrid Synergy Drive. "Actually it is a 100 year-old nickel mine," Mr Reinert explains, "with vegetation that was destroyed by the middle of last century.

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Is a Hummer really better than a Prius??? - ABC Green @ …

And while the nickel mine in Canada they mentioned in the show really is your basic dead zone, that damage was done during the great acid rain era pre-1990s - now it should be as clean as any EPA ...

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Is this where the nickel from Prius comes from? | PriusChat. Oct 10, 2007· Is this where the nickel from Prius comes from? Discussion in 'Environmental Discussion' started by jaguaraja, ... one of the world's largest nickel-mining companies.

Hybrid Battery Toxicity - HybridCars.com

There are also concerns about the environmental impacts of nickel mining, and apparent challenges with fully recycling the nickel used in hybrid batteries. Hybrids are still sold an relatively low ...