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Rare earths dependency examined by CBS 60 Minutes

by Greg Klein | March 30, 2015

Americans discovered uses for rare earths but—in stark contrast to Chinese—only belatedly recognized their strategic value. That’s left the Western world with a supply conundrum affecting everything from high-tech gadgetry to military defence systems. CBS 60 Minutes examined how this situation came about and discussed its implications.

 

Although 60 Minutes paints a dire picture of the supply challenge, the Canadian Rare Earth Elements Network says Canada’s ability to extract and process the commodities has progressed further than many people realize. Read more.

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