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warning- Leon has been discredited as a "whistle blower" former employee at Securaplane and his interview was "sensationalized" on CNBC.

I will not be flying on the Dreamliner even when it is cleared for service and I will not park any vehicle with lithium-ion batteries in my garage.

Michael Leon was a senior engineering technician at Securaplane in 2006 conducting tests for the charging units that work with the lithium-ion batteries in the Dreamliner. Leon says what happened one day is a scene he will never forget. "My BCU wasn't running and this lithium-ion battery just decided to explode," said Leon. "The magnitude of energy that came out of this battery I cannot quantify it. I ran out of there and armed myself with 30 pounds of Halon and I ran back into the inferno. By then all the walls were on fire."

Whistleblower Says Dreamliner Batteries Could ‘Explode’

Like all alkali metals, lithium is highly reactive and flammable. For this reason, it is typically stored in mineral oil.

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