Lawmakers block safety rules for battery shipments (AP) – 1691th Edition

3 12 2011

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2010 file photo, a general view of the military compound where a 747-400 Boeing cargo plane operated by United Parcel Service Inc crashed in Dubai. Lawmakers, responding to pleas from industry and foreign governments, have tentatively agreed to block the Obama administration from requiring lithium batteries be treated as hazardous cargo because of the danger of fires during flight. (AP Photo/File)AP – Lawmakers, responding to pleas from industry and foreign governments, have tentatively agreed to block the Obama administration from requiring that air shipments of lithium batteries be treated as hazardous cargo because of the danger of fires during flight.

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