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Researchers at an American national laboratory spent years developing cutting-edge vanadium redox flow batteries. But now, a Chinese company is making those batteries in a factory in northeastern China.
An investigation from NPR’s Laura Sullivan and Northwest News Network’s Courtney Flatt uses internal documents to tell the story of how the U.S. federal government gave away American-made technology to China.
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