Region blighted by drought, water contamination now being used for lithium source

Global Business

The Salton Sea in the U.S. state of California was once the center of a resort town, before grappling with decades of water contamination and drought.

But the same region is being revived as a major global source of lithium – used in battery production.

And the industry could have an impact not just on the local community, but on the global automotive sector.

CGTN’s Ediz Tiyanşan reports.