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  • Big Wind's Dirty Little Secret: Toxic Lakes and Radioactive Waste - IER

    23 Oct 2013 , The truth is, all energy sources impact the natural environment in some , Modern wind turbines depend on rare earth minerals mined primarily from China , Once a power plant is too old to fix you then have massive cleanup to deal with , Obama administration scrambles to complete costly regulations

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  • Boom in Mining Rare Earths Poses Mounting Toxic Risks by Mike Ives

    28 Jan 2013 , The mining of rare earth metals, used in everything from smart phones to , severe environmental problems that have been the hallmark of rare earths , I too have read that Thorium can be bred into fissile material for use in.

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  • Sustainability of the Rare Earths Industry - ScienceDirect

    2 May 2014 , Keywords: Rare earths; sustainability; social; environmental; energy * Corresponding , and the furthering of concerns that supply had become too centralized in China , A Low-cost rare earth elements recovery technology

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  • Rare-earth mining in China comes at a heavy cost for local villages ,

    7 Aug 2012 , The concentration of rare earths in the ore is very low, so they must be , A study by the municipal environmental protection agency showed that rare-earth minerals were the source , There has been talk of new housing, too

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  • Rare earth metals: a strategic concern | SpringerLink

    11 Apr 2014 , Higher purity uses of rare earths metals had become more , apparent less concern about the environmental cost of recovering rare earths, and less , Accordingly, it is possible to produce too much of some of the metals and.

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  • Digging for rare earths: The mines where iPhones are born - CNET

    26 Sep 2012 , Inside the rocks from this mine are rare-earth minerals, crucial ingredients , There's little doubt the environmental cost of creating an iPhone,.

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  • Rare earth mining in China: the bleak social and environmental costs

    20 Mar 2014 , Although Wang Jianguo knows little about rare earths mining, he is an , the cost of environmental violations and damage is still way too low,".

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  • Blue Tier - Mining applications

    Standard Mineral Exploration Code of Practice Phytophthora cinnamomi controls will , 2009/12/14, PBS: Are Rare Earth Minerals Too Costly for Environment?

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  • Are Rare Earth Minerals Too Costly for Environment? | PBS NewsHour

    14 Dec 2009 , Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News examines how mining rare earth minerals -- considered to be an obscure yet profitable.

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  • Rare Earth Minerals Turn Villages to Ruins - YouTube

    25 Jul 2012 , Entitled "In China, rare earths are killing villages", the report highlighted massive environmental pollution It revealed the , The government is too dark No one , This high cost investment ought to be condemned Our future.

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  • China's Rare Earth Metals Monopoly Needn't Put An Electronics ,

    15 Apr 2012 , China presently produces more than 95% of all rare earth materials that are vital in , of these, China's low-cost labor and lax environmental restrictions has afforded it a , The Chinese Rare Earths Cartel: Too Little Too Late

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  • STRENGTHENING THE EUROPEAN RARE EARTHS SUPPLY ,

    Europe's best and brightest into a European Rare Earths Competency Network , extensive geological, hydrometallurgical and environmental R&D , 'near net-shape' processes like hot deformation are still too costly in mass production

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  • The bottleneck of a low-carbon future | China Dialogue

    25 Aug 2016 , Rare earth metals are essential for wind turbines and electric , It's a sight hard to associate with the environmental technologies that rare earths are used in , to rise; low-cost rare earth mining and processing are a thing of the past in China , The costs of climate inaction are too great to ignore but private.

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  • Your Smartphone's Dirty, Radioactive Secret | Mother Jones

    The rare earths inside microcomputers make our lives easier , but "every time I call she says she is too busy," says Lai Kwan, showing us a , "Our environmental laws are very lax, and Lynas knows exactly where to take advantage of it

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  • Canada's Rare Earth Deposits Can Offer a , - Surrey Board of Trade

    environment that benefits all Canadians , production of rare earths,1 leaving importing , of low-cost rare earths , plan to secure rare earth elements too It all

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  • strengthening the european rare earths supply-chain - Reinhard ,

    Europe's best and brightest into a European Rare Earths Competency Network , pleted extensive geological, hydrometallurgical and environmental R&D With ade , 'near net-shape' processes like hot deformation are still too costly in mass.

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  • Rare Earths Not So Rare? - The Energy Collective

    29 Jun 2015 , The announced Chapter 11 filing of US-based rare earths mining and refining , Strategy Group, LLC, an energy and environmental strategy consulting firm , One reason that China is king at providing low-cost rare earth's to the , Thorium, with one proton too many to qualify as a rare earth element, plays.

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  • Chinese Rare Earth Glut Triggers A Price Collapse And - Forbes

    15 May 2015 , Once scarce the world is suddenly awash in rare earths, an oddball family of , Chinese Rare Earth Glut Triggers A Price Collapse And Environmental Crisis , producers but whether it is too little too late remains to be seen

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  • Investigating Rare Earth Element Mine Development in EPA Region ,

    Rare earth elements, sometimes referred to as rare earths or REE, can be further , The same can be said for electronic and military technologies too, and these trends , the market with low cost rare earth elements (Castor and Hedrick, 2006) , Environmental concerns regarding thorium and asbestiform mineral content.

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  • Environmental Damage - MIT

    Cost of Inaction , The list of environmental concerns that can be connected with rare earth , Throughout the cycle of mining processes that rare earth elements go , (1995) Human health and environmental damages from mining and mineral.

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  • Rare earths: why China is cutting exports crucial to Western ,

    19 Mar 2011 , Known in China as 'industrial vitamins', rare earths are an essential component in , rare earth elements, often mined at huge environmental cost , 'Mine' is really too grand a word to describe the homespun tangle of plastic.

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  • Rare Earth Black Market: An Open Dirty Secret | China Water Risk

    20 Jul 2016 , -Rare earths trafficking is an overlooked environmental crime; China is , How much will it cost to recover all of the country's rare earth mining , But for this to work downstream countries & businesses need to be involved too

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  • What are rare earth metals? | MNN - Mother Nature Network

    22 Jun 2011 , Mining and refining rare earths makes an environmental mess, leading most , can cause environmental problems, they have an eco-friendly side, too , to recycle rare earths, such as Mitsubishi, which is studying the cost of.

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  • Rare earth metals - ThinkGlobalGreen

    (China held about half of the world's reserves of rare earths in 2011, with 55 million , Japan's need for rare earths; Situation in the USA; Environmental questions , After nearly three years of soaring prices, with the cost of some metals rising , The agency's Pentagon funding has run out, and it is simply too dangerous for.

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  • Social and Environmental Impact of the Rare Earth Industries

    13 Feb 2014 , Keywords: rare earths; recycling; nuclear; environmental conflict; Lynas; Malaysia; , in California also faced environmental compliance cost challenges , constrained by the fact that sample size in many cases has been too.

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  • Why We Need to Think Beyond Illegal Rare Earths Mining | Investing ,

    10 Dec 2015 , Basically, total legal production of rare earths in China in 2013 allowed for , There is too much material chasing a market that is simply too small , because we rounded up) contribution to cost from environmental factors on.

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  • Contrasting Perspectives on China's Rare Earths Policies ,

    This article critically compares China's rare earth policy with perspectives upheld , California, where environmental damage and production costs were too high, , restructuring pricing ladders to more accurately reflect the cost of rare earths.

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  • China's Rare Earth Elements Industry: What Can the West Learn?

    Bastnaesite typically contains light rare earths and a small amount of the heavies, while , Rare earth elements are far more complicated and costly to extract (See , if not carefully controlled, can create environmental hazards This has , important (in China); but this is because chemists are too humble to claim their

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