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China Bans Rare Earth Sales To Japan; Japan Starts Serious Recycling

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Image credit: China Daily Alex previously wrote about concerns as China Tightens Grasp on Rare Earth Metals Vital for Green Technologies ; now we are seeing it in action. After a dispute over a collision between the Japanese Coast Guard and a Chinese fishing boat on September 7, the Chinese cut off exports of rare earths to Japan. The dispute was settled yesterday, but the repercussions are many. One Japanese response: start recycling and mining the dumps. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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