Rare Earth (12/39)
The toxic Boagan "tailing lake", is 11 sq km and the world's largest from "rare earth" processing plants at Baotou, Inner Mongolia. China produces accounts for some 97% of rare earth consumed world-wide. The "rare earth elements" are a group of 17 elements that are essential in 25% of modern technology including cell phones, computer hard discs, and electric motors and inparticular green technology such as electric batteries and wind turbines..
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