Cobalt

Tech firms sued over DR Congo cobalt mining deaths

A lawsuit accuses Apple, Google, Tesla and others of using cobalt mined by child labour
Apple, Google, Tesla and Microsoft are among firms named in a lawsuit seeking damages over deaths and injuries of child miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The case has been filed by the International Rights Advocates on behalf of 14 Congolese families. They accuse the companies of knowing that cobalt used in their products could be linked to child labour. DR Congo produces 60% of the world's supply of cobalt. Mark Dummett is from Amnesty International and he's been doing research on the mining of Cobalt.