#CNN: How the mud in this small #Japanese island could change the global economy
A small island in the Pacific Ocean is the site of a huge discovery that could change #Japan’s economic future. How huge? One economist called it a “game changer.” The researchers who helped find it said it had “tremendous potential.”
It’s mud. A whole bunch of mud — an estimated 16 million tons, to be exact. And in that mud, there are massive, “semi-infinite” stores of valuable rare earth minerals.