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  • California Mine Becomes Key Part of Push to Revive US …

     · FILE - Samples of rare earth minerals from left, Cerium oxide, Bastnasite, Neodymium oxide and Lanthanum carbonate are on display during a tour of Molycorp''s Mountain Pass Rare Earth …

  • What are rare earth elements, and why are they …

    Rare earth elements are an essential part of many high-tech devices. The U.S. Geological Survey news release "Going Critical" explains: "Rare-earth elements (REE) are necessary components of more than 200 products across a wide range of applications, especially high-tech consumer products, such as cellular telephones, computer hard drives, electric and hybrid vehicles, and flat-screen monitors ...

  • Rare Earth Recycling | Department of Energy

     · Rare earth metals, including the lanthanide series, scandium, and yttrium, are critical components in permanent magnets, electric vehicles, smartphones, and more. The elements occur naturally as mixtures in ores and must be purified prior to use. However, the mining and separation of the mineral ore is challenging, in addition to being energy ...

  • Metals Needed for Carbon Neutrality in Short Supply

     · Further reading on the environmental impacts of rare earth metal production in China is available here. Tags batteries, critical minerals, imports, lithium-ion batteries, public lands, rare earth, rare earth metals, rare earth minerals, renewables, solar panels July 2019 ...

  • A clean way to extract rare earth metals

     · Rare earth metals — those 17 chemically similar elements at the bottom of the periodic table — are in almost every piece of technology we use from cell phones to wind turbines to electric cars. Because these elements are so similar to each other, the process of separating them is time consuming, expensive, and dangerous.

  • Rare opportunity to recycle rare earths

     · The recovered magnets can be directly reused by hard drive manufacturers or in motor assemblies, used in other applications through resizing or reshaping or processed back to rare-earth metal. This recovery method also can be adapted to target other consumer goods containing rare-earth …

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     · Highly toxic "rare earth elements" power our smartphones, electric cars, and renewable energy centers. Yet they''re nowhere to be seen in the Green New Deal. First, mining and refining the elements ...

  • Environmental supervision and inspection pointed out that …

     · According to media reports, it has been reported a few days ago that the environmental protection inspection team is about to be stationed in Ganzhou, and some local rare earth smelting and separation enterprises have stopped production ahead of schedule, and the spot shortage of rare earths is expected to intensify.

  • Rare Earth Metal Production: Top 10 Countries | INN

     · Rare earth metal production was on the rise again in 2020, jumping to 240,000 metric tons (MT) worldwide — that''s up from 220,000 MT in 2019 and 190,000 MT in …

  • Rare Earth Metals: Will We Have Enough?

     · China currently supplies 97 percent of global rare earth metal demand, and 100 percent of heavy rare earth metals such as terbium and dysprosium, used in wind turbines. In 2005, it began restricting exports to preserve resources and protect the …

  • What are ''rare earths'' used for?

     · Rare earth elements are chemically similar and are sometimes used in similar ways. "Rare earths" are a group of 17 chemically similar elements crucial to the manufacture of many hi-tech products ...

  • TENORM: Rare Earths Mining Wastes | Radiation Protection …

    Rare earth elements have high electrical conductivity and are often used in defense and in modern electronics, such as cell phones and magnets. Rare earth minerals are processed primarily from ores and minerals that naturally contain uranium and thorium .

  • Demand for rare-earth metals is skyrocketing, so we''re …

     · Rare earth metals — those 17 chemically similar elements at the bottom of the periodic table — are in almost every piece of technology we use from cell phones to wind turbines to electric cars. Because these elements are so similar to each other, the process of separating them is time consuming, expensive, and dangerous.

  • Report and recommendations of the Environmental Protection …

    The Yangibana Rare Earths Project (the proposal) was referred to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) by the proponent Hastings Technology Metals Pty Ltd on 31 January 2017. The proposal is to mine and process rare earth element ore and is located 270 kilometres east-northeast of Carnarvon in the Shire of Upper Gascoyne.

  • Rare earth metal essential element for methane …

     · It is the first time that a rare earth metal is identified as a condition for life. The research of the Radboud University microbiologists will be published online in Environmental Microbiology today.

  • Toxic and radioactive: The damage from mining rare …

     · In 2012, British newspaper The Guardian described a toxic lake created in conjunction with rare earth mining as "a murky expanse of water, in which no fish or algae can survive.

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    Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act United States Office of Land EPA 550 -B 20 001 andEnvironmental Protection August 2020 Emergency Agency Management

  • Reducing the health risks of the copper, rare earth and cobalt …

    RE, REE Rare earth, rare earth element SO 2 Sulfur dioxide SX-EW Solvent extraction and electrowinning UNEP United Nations Environment Programme US EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency VOCs Volatile organic compounds

  • Rare earth elements(REE): industrial technology, smelting …

    As electrolysis can usually only be used in the preparation of general industrial rare earth metals, if high purity metal needs to be prepared, vacuum reduction will generally be the choice. This method can produce 13 kinds of single rare earth elements, the exceptions being samarium, europium, ytterbium and thulium.

  • Rare opportunity to recycle rare earths

     · The recovered magnets can be directly reused by hard drive manufacturers or in motor assemblies, used in other applications through resizing or reshaping or processed back to rare-earth metal. This recovery method also can be adapted to target other consumer goods containing rare-earth magnets, such as used electric motors, appliances and heating and air conditioning systems, ORNL …

  • Understanding Critical Rare Earth Metals Recovery & …

     · Working in a collaborative environment, the student will have the opportunity to develop project designs that engage and drive the scientific, engineering and economics aspects for the recovery of Rare Earth Metal including CREM. This work will inform environmental policy.

  • Dirty, dangerous and destructive – the elements of a …

     · SE Smith for This Ain''t Livin'': The environmental and human costs associated with rare earth metals are high. Yet electronics are still built to be discarded, not

  • The U.S. Is Trying To Secure Rare Earth Elements For …

     · Access to rare earth products Moores acknowledges is "a matter of national security." As in all such matters, that generally creates a price premium which raises knock-on questions.

  • Don''t Panic about Rare Earth Elements

     · The "rare" in the name of this group of elements is actually somewhat misleading; the U.S. Geological Survey describes them as "relatively abundant in the Earth''s crust." But extraction is ...

  • Scientists Just Found a Way to Extract Rare-Earth …

     · Rare earth elements are essential for building everything from smartphones to solar power plants, but extracting them from the ground comes with a high cost in terms of expense, effort, and environmental impact. That could be about to change.

  • The new US plan to rival China''s dominance in rare earth …

     · Rare earth metals are actually more abundant than their name suggests but extracting, processing and refining are tricky for a myriad of technical and environmental reasons. These 17 …

  • RARE EARTH ELEMENTS: A REVIEW OF PRODUCTION, …

     · Rare earth elements (REEs) are a group of 15 chemical elements in the periodic table, specifically the lanthanides. Two other elements, scandium and yttrium, have a similar physiochemistry to the lanthanides, are commonly found in the same mineral assemblages, and are …

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    The new US plan to rival China''s dominance in rare earth ...

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    Whether rare earth elements are harmful or not depends on the amount and duration of exposure. Usually, only when a person is exposed to a great quantity of REE over a long time, is it possible the result will be serious. For example, the Bukit Merah mine in Malaysia has been the focus of a US$100 million clean-up which took place in 2011.

  • Rare-Earth Metals: What the Elements Are, How They''re …

     · Rare-earth elements are a group of 17 metals that — as their name suggests — form under the Earth''s surface and are difficult to find and extract. But they are crucial to the tech and defense ...

  • Rare earths | Financial Times

    Rare earths and a decade of failure to diversify Premium It''s hard to increase output, given huge entry costs, skills shortages, IP issues and environmental regulations Save

  • Green New Deal must recognize rare earth metals to fight …

     · Highly toxic "rare earth elements" power our smartphones, electric cars, and renewable energy centers. Yet they''re nowhere to be seen in the Green New Deal. First, mining and refining the elements ...

  • Mining the consequences of the rare earths industry | …

     · Mining the consequences of the rare earths industry. Excerpted from "RARE: The High-Stakes Race to Satisfy Our Needs" by Keith Veronese, published by Prometheus Books, 2015. Reprinted with permission from the publisher. Prior to the rise of rare earth mining in China, the United States dominated the world scene.

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     · While rare-earth metals are common, the process of extracting them from the earth using traditional practices has resulted in massive environmental damage to the Chinese landscape. Slowly, Chinese officials are taking steps to halt and even reverse …

  • Green New Deal must recognize rare earth metals to fight …

     · Highly toxic "rare earth elements" power our smartphones, electric cars, and renewable energy centers. Yet they''re nowhere to be seen in the Green …

  • Reducing the health risks of the copper, rare earth and cobalt …

    This paper considers the health and environmental burdens and impacts of the extraction and refining of selected metals (copper, rare earth elements and cobalt) and how impacts can be reduced through the transition to a circular, low-carbon economy. Performance in the global industry is extremely variable.

  • Heavy Metals Toxicity and the Environment

    Cadmium is a heavy metal of considerable environmental and occupational concern. It is widely distributed in the earth''s crust at an average concentration of about 0.1 mg/kg. The highest level of cadmium compounds in the environment is accumulated in sedimentary rocks, and marine phosphates contain about 15 mg cadmium/kg [ 88 ].

  • Report and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority Yangibana Rare …

    Yangibana Rare Earths Project Environmental Protection Authority 3 2. The proposal 2.1 Proposal summary The proponent, Hastings Technology Metals Limited, proposes to mine and process REE ore from five mining pits in the Yangibana project area. The

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