rare earth mining and environmental impact

What is Rare Earth? - About us | Allianz

'Rare earth' is used to make everything from armored vehicles to iPhones. But mining and processing it causes a number of negative impacts.

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Environmental Damage - MIT

Throughout the cycle of mining processes that rare earth elements go through, there is potential for negative effects on the environment. Extracting rare earth...

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

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

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

Jan 28, 2013 ... The mining of rare earth metals, used in everything from smart phones to wind ... making it difficult to gauge the future environmental impacts.

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Mountain Pass rare earth mine

In 1998, chemical processing at the mine was stopped after a ... and radium, which occur naturally in the rare earth ore.

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Impact of Rare Earth Mining and Processing on Soil and Water ...

Jun 30, 2015 ... Mining and processing of heavy and rare earth minerals inevitably involves distress of the land environment, the magnitude and intensity of...

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Australia's rare earth mining and waste in Malaysia - Right Now

Apr 17, 2014 ... The concerns of protesters are understandable if one considers the environmental impact of the former Asian Rare Earth (ARE) plant in Bukit...

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Regulation of environmental and health impacts in the rare earth ...

Rare Earth Element (REE) mining, processing and exploitation are large ... of a well managed REE industry with acceptably low environmental impacts and a...

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Will Mining For Rare Earth Metals Destroy Greenland? | Co.Exist ...

The U.S. is gearing up to start mining for rare earth metals, and now Greenland ... that's supposed to oversee everything from finances to environmental impact?

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Mines and environmental impact - SGU

The environmental impact from Swedish mines has decreased sharply in recent ... Extensive gangue heaps, among other things containing iron and rare earth...

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

Oct 23, 2013 ... The truth is, all energy sources impact the natural environment in some way, and ... Modern wind turbines depend on rare earth minerals mined...

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Global Production Estimation of Rare Earth Elements and Their ...

Due to high demand and limited availability of rare earth elements (REEs), Europe is ... China currently controls completely the mining activity, the enrichment ... Estimation of Rare Earth Elements and Their Environmental Impacts on Soils.

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Tesla's Electric Cars Aren't as Green as You Might Think | WIRED

Mar 31, 2016 ... Each stage of an EV's life has environmental impacts, and while they ... In the Shanghai rare earth mine in China, Abraham writes, workers dig...

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Assessing rare earth element mineral deposit types and links to ...

information on the environmental impact associated with REE mining, extraction and ... Keywords: Rare earth elements, Mineral deposit types, Environmental...

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Rare earth recycling: Is it worth it? | Ars Technica

Mar 25, 2014 ... At the time, rare earth mining and refining was performed by companies ... To evaluate the environmental impact of a magnet's production, the...

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Social and Environmental Impact of the Rare Earth Industries - MDPI

Feb 13, 2014 ... Social and Environmental Impact of the Rare Earth Industries. Saleem H. Ali. Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals...

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Global Production Estimation of Rare Earth Elements and Their ...

Oct 17, 2015 ... Elements and Their Environmental Impacts .... Figure 2 displays the top countries in Rare Earth mine production worldwide for the period...

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Rethinking Our Risky Reliance on Rare Earth Metals - Science - Time

Dec 20, 2013 ... Our reliance on rare earth minerals, used in everything from ... for these scarce resources can have some nasty side effects for the environment.

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Why rare-earth mining in the West is a bust — High Country News

Jun 16, 2015 ... (Environmentally, rare-earth mining is generally low-impact. .... Vanadium mining also incurs low environmental costs; its supply-and-demand...

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Time to Tackle Rare Earth's Toxic Underbelly - Huffington Post

Jul 9, 2015 ... Whilst it was not the first time that the toxicity of rare earth mining had ... or TVs to determine the environmental impact of the original mining and...

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