LG Chem refutes alleged cause of explosion at APS battery storage facility

Utility Dive: LG Chem pointed out in its comments that the author of APS's final report did not conduct site visits or forensic analysis of site artifacts, but summarized findings of APS's retained consultants. "The independent experts retained by LG Chem believe that the evidence rules out DNV-GL's theory regarding the cause of the initial thermal runaway event," Kyunghyun Nahm, deputy general counsel for LG Chem, said in a letter to the commission.

APS declined to comment on methods or findings in LG Chem's report. Davion M. Hill of DNV-GL, author of the APS report submitted July 27, would not comment for the company.

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