#Bloomberg: #US Scours for Rare Earths to End Addiction to #Chinese Imports


The U.S. government is scouring the country and elsewhere for potential rare earths reserves to wean the nation off its dependence on Chinese imports of minerals used to make missiles and cellphones.

“We’ve been almost 100% dependent on foreign sources of rare earth elements for industrial applications,” Jim Reilly, director of the U.S. Geological Survey, said. “It’s not only the domestic sources of the resource that we concentrate on. We look for those resources literally across the globe, and then we build collaboration with our partners.”

Read more at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-07/u-s-scours-for-rare-earths-to-end-addiction-to-chinese-imports

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