Tuesday, 2 July 2019

China Wrestles with the Toxic Aftermath of Rare Earth Mining

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A rare earth mine in Bayan Obo, China. Photo by NASA.
China has been a major source of rare earth metals used in high-tech products, from smartphones to wind turbines. As cleanup of these mining sites begins, experts argue that global companies that have benefited from access to these metals should help foot the bill. Story here.

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