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seneca Post time: 2012-3-16 16:35
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Tax the airlines for carbon pollution, you dinosaurs!
Until the 1980s, Colorado-based Molycorp Inc. supplied most of the world's rare earth minerals. Their Mountain Pass, California mine in the Mojave Desert is located about an hour away from Las Vegas. Prospectors who noticed radioactivity in the vicinity first discovered the mine in 1949.
It made history when europium from its deposits enabled televisions to broadcast in color for the first time, according to PBS NewsHour.
The company couldn't compete with China and closed their mine in 2002.
to lower the permissible content of the pollutant ammonia nitrogen per liter of waste water to 15 mg from the current 25 mg is not helpful at all.
However, from 25 to 5 mg would help to tighten pollution standards for rare earth producers.
Certainly, said regulations being considered would increase the cost of rare earth production and will raise the price of Chinese rare earth exports.
China's Rare Earth Dominance, because China now controls over 95% of the world's supplies of rare earth metals, and has placed curbs on are earth exports, creating a resource stranglehold the Developed Nation are whining...
China begun developing Rare earth mining since the 1950s, the U.S. Geological Survey estimates that China has about 36% of the world's reserves...
Perhaps the buyers may be more motivated to reopen their mines.
In 2009, approximately 125,000 tons of rare earth oxides were supplied to global industries, according to Roskill Information Services, a London-based metals and minerals research firm. Of that quantity, China supplied 120,000 tons, while Russia provided 2,500 tons, the U.S. supplied 2,400 tons, and
India provided 25 tons.
There are also rare earth mineral deposits in Malaysia, Vietnam and Brazil.
Rare earth materials are essential in U.S. military applications, like precision-guided weapons, stealth technology, and night-vision goggles.
Mount Weld mine in Western Australia is expected to reach full production by 2012 with the potential to produce 21,000 annual tons of rare earth, enough to feed U.S. military needs, like precision-guided weapons, stealth technology, and night-vision goggles... for regime changes...