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Toxic lakes known as "tailing lakes" next to rare-earth processing plants next to the world's largest "rare-earth" mine at  Bayon Obo is the home of rare earth with 77% of the world's production coming from this mine. The production of "rare-earths" is an extremely poisenous process with plants in the U.S. being closed due to environmental concerns. China 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.
Toxic lakes known as "tailing lakes" next to rare-earth processing plants next to the world's largest "rare-earth" mine at Bayon Obo is the home of rare earth with 77% of the world's production coming from this mine. The production of "rare-earths" is an extremely poisenous process with plants in the U.S. being closed due to environmental concerns. China accounts for some 97% of rare earth consumed world-wide. The "rare earth elements" are a group of...
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