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Rare Earth Minerals Turn Villages to Ruins
 
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Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/cnforbiddennews Like us on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/chinaforbiddennews Baotou, Inner Mongolia is China's largest rare earth mineral production base. Although it is a precious mineral resource, rare earth imposes great dangers of pollution. Recently, French media reported from Baotou. Entitled "In China, rare earths are killing villages", the report highlighted massive environmental pollution. It revealed the impact of the production of rare earth minerals on local residents, animals and land. The following is our report. French media 'Le Monde' reported from Baotou, stating that by aerial viewpoint, it looks like a large lake, fed by numerous tributaries. On site, it is actually an opaque discharge covering an area of 10 km2. Surrounding the industrial plants producing 17 minerals are reject waste waters loaded with chemicals. There are no fish or algae The Le Monde article introduced that rock from Bayan obo rare earth ore mine, located 120 kilometers away, are sent here for treatment. The concentration of rare earth in the rocks is very low and must be separated and purified by hydrometallurgical processes and acid baths. In the effluent basin are exist all sorts of toxic chemicals and radioactive elements such as thorium. Ingestion of these toxins causes cancer of the pancreas, lung and blood. A pungent odor exudes within radius of 10 miles. Local villagers have been suffering from cancer. Rows of brown houses in the village have been reduced to rubble. Sichuan environmentalist Chen Yunfei indicates that rare earth refining process causes great environmental pollution and destruction. People are unaware of the specific dangers of this project, and the specialists involved in the decision-making. Chen Yunfei: "Some officials only work on the image projects for profit. They relocate once the money has been made. Some officials collude with the business, caring about nothing but profit, leaving the mess for the public." According to local residents, Baotou used to be a vast grassland. In 1958 the state enterprise Baotou Iron and Steel Company began producing rare earth production. By the end of 1980, locals found that the plant was in trouble. Last year, China Environment News reported that Baotou Iron and Steel Group's tailing dam leakage has caused damage to five surrounding villages. It has affected more than 3000 farmers, and ruined more than 3,295 Acres of farmland. Ma Peng, former Director of the Baotou Rare Earth Research Institute, indicated that due to the lack of a barrier below the tailing dam, the mining waste is directly discharging into the Yellow River. The discharge is at a rate of 300m per year. The residents also said that further pollution has been caused by other industries and thermal power plants. These industries followed rare earth production by the Baotou Iron and Steel Company. Local residents have to breathe air saturated with sulfuric acid and coal dust. Coal dust is airbourne around the houses. Cows, horses, chickens and goats are being killed by these poisons. The locals have fled, and Xinguang Sancun village has now decreased from 2000 villagers to 300. Every family is hit with illness. After 20 years of complaints to the local government, the villagers have finally won promises of financial compensation. These have only been partially fulfilled. Miss Hao, a resident of Baotou: "We all know. The government is too dark. No one cares about the people, whether they live or die, not to mention the pollution." For many years, there have been calls for attention for the issue of Baotou tailing dam discharging thorium radiation to Baotou and into the Yellow River. The hazards and pollution caused by the Baotou tailing dam have never been effectively alleviated. Environmentalist Chen Yunfei: "This is an investment that has hurt several generations. It has polluted the whole environment. This high cost investment ought to be condemned. Our future generations are going to suffer for it." China Environment News indicated that Baotou is located in the stratum fracture zone. In the event of a major earthquake or large-scale rainfall, the rupture of the tailing dam will threaten the surrounding five villages, as well as tens of thousands of lives of the Baotou Iron and Steel workers. If the tailings flow into the Yellow River, it will cause serious pollution to the river. 《神韵》2011世界巡演新亮点 http://www.ShenYunPerformingArts.org/
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Baotou toxic lake
 
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A visit to the artificial lake in Baotou in Inner Mongolia - the dumping ground for radioactive, toxic waste from the city’s rare earth mineral refineries. The byproduct of creating materials used to do everything from make magnets for wind turbines to polishing iPhones to make them nice and shiny. Full story here: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150402-the-worst-place-on-earth Watch as Unknown Fields expedition leader Liam Young collects a sample of toxic clay to use in a forthcoming art project... To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email [email protected]
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Why the USA (or China?) will attack North Korea
 
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Sources: About rare earth metals: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_earth_element About Thorium: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium About Rare earth in North korea: http://www.mining.com/largest-known-rare-earth-deposit-discovered-in-north-korea-86139/ http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/north-korea-is-thought-to-be-sitting-on-6-trillion-worth-of-rare-earth-metals-2012-8/ http://thediplomat.com/2014/01/north-korea-may-have-two-thirds-of-worlds-rare-earths/ About the pollution caused by extracting metals from rare earth: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/aug/07/china-rare-earth-village-pollution http://www.eurare.eu/regulation.html https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/rare-earth-mining-china-social-environmental-costs http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/asia/baotou-is-the-worlds-biggest-supplier-of-rare-earth-minerals-and-its-hell-on-earth/news-story/371376b9893492cfc77d23744ca12bc5 About how China controls 97% of the rare earth metals: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rareearths-idUSTRE7060S620110107 About the effects of US colonization of Iraq: http://www.globalresearch.ca/biopiracy-and-gmos-the-fate-of-iraq-s-agriculture/1447 Google is your friend. Get my books from here: https://www.amazon.com/Varg-Vikernes/e/B00IVZ2KPO/ref=la_B00IVZ2KPO_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1492277183&sr=1-1
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How China has the USA by the Balls
 
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NB! I accidentally used an image of a group of Israelis in this video, that I thought were Americans. Sorry about that. Stefan Molyneux and his ilk should see this video, about how Communist China butt fuck Capitalist USA big time in business. And yeah: Corporatism is just an advanced stage of "real" Capitalism. Sources: About how corrupt Capitalist politicians fucked America: http://www.counterpunch.org/2006/04/07/the-saga-of-magnequench/ About how China controls 97% of the rare earth metals: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rareearths-idUSTRE7060S620110107 About rare earth metals: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_earth_element About Thorium: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium About Rare earth in North korea: http://www.mining.com/largest-known-rare-earth-deposit-discovered-in-north-korea-86139/ http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/north-korea-is-thought-to-be-sitting-on-6-trillion-worth-of-rare-earth-metals-2012-8/ http://thediplomat.com/2014/01/north-korea-may-have-two-thirds-of-worlds-rare-earths/ About the pollution caused by extracting metals from rare earth: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/aug/07/china-rare-earth-village-pollution http://www.eurare.eu/regulation.html https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/rare-earth-mining-china-social-environmental-costs http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/asia/baotou-is-the-worlds-biggest-supplier-of-rare-earth-minerals-and-its-hell-on-earth/news-story/371376b9893492cfc77d23744ca12bc5 https://www.cairn.info/revue-responsabilite-et-environnement1-2010-2-page-92.htm About the effects of US colonization of Iraq: http://www.globalresearch.ca/biopiracy-and-gmos-the-fate-of-iraq-s-agriculture/1447 Google is not your friend, but you can still use it to your benefit. Get my books from here: https://www.amazon.com/Varg-Vikernes/e/B00IVZ2KPO/ref=la_B00IVZ2KPO_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1492277183&sr=1-1
Views: 64614 ThuleanPerspective
Disappearing River Part 2: Scorched Rare Earth
 
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Unregulated Mining Leaves Behind Ravaged, Toxic Landscape
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China Defends Rare Earth Reforms
 
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China has published its first white paper on rare earth policy. It says China has just 23 percent of the world's rare-earth deposits, while currently supplying around 95 percent of the world's rare earth elements. The paper makes no mention of lifting the quota restrictions on exporting rare earth elements. In fact, it states rare earth mining is causing a large amount of environmental pollution. Excessive rare earth mining has resulted in landslides, clogged rivers, environmental pollution dangers and even major accidents and disasters, causing great damage to people's safety and health and the ecological environment. The United States, Japan and the European Union filed a complaint in March with the World Trade Organization against China's export restrictions on rare earths. They say the current restrictions break free trade agreement rules. Rare earth elements were discovered in the late 18th century. Today, they're used in many electronic devices such as televisions, hybrid cars, smartphones, and weapons. For more news and videos visit ➡ ‪http://english.ntdtv.com‬ Follow us on Twitter ➡ ‪http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision‬
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Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes
 
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In Appalachia, coal companies blow the tops off of mountains to get at the coal. The damage this does to the surrounding environment and water supply is devastating. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About From The Ashes: From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes https://youtu.be/ynN39sfqT8w National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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China - Rare Earth Mining (aka Lynas) - Poison
 
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Rare Earth Mining - Poison in China
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11 Worst Pollutants in the World
 
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Here are the 11 worst pollutants and the ones that have the most negative effects on the environment like slag and oil spill disaster. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5. Slag No, that is not Nickelodeon getting rid of their leftover slime. What’s being dumped is slag. Slag is the leftover materials from ore after the desired material has already been extracted. Slag dumping was generally considered safe until recently. It has even commonly been repurposed for the process of creating cement. However, recent studies reveal that the leftover slag could be producing toxic levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, barium, zinc and copper. The gradual weathering of the slag can pollute everything surrounding it, including the water and air. This isn’t all slag, though, the harmful effects are mostly caused by slag that is left over from refining copper, zinc, cadmium and other base metals. 4. Untreated Sewage Sewage isn’t really something that most people like to think about, but that doesn’t stop it from being a big problem. The untreated sewage contains human feces and wastewater that, obviously, have some pretty damaging effects. Raw sewage is often dumped into water supplies in poor areas of the world because there isn’t much of an alternative. Besides causing a plethora of dangerous diseases, the waste also destroys ecosystems and lowers the oxygen contents so that no life can survive in the water. The World Health Organization estimates that 2.6 billion people were affected by raw sewage dumping because there was no other way to dispose of it. WHO is making strides in extending access to modern sewage treatment to the communities that most need it. 3. Oil With the highly publicized BP Deepwater Horizon, the oil spill that happened in 2010 and is still affecting the United States and the Gulf of Mexico, the dangers of oil drilling is more well known than ever. The 580 tons of oil that were spilled wasn’t even the biggest oil spill in the world. Not even close. The biggest happened in Kuwait in 1991 when 136,000 tons of oil was spilled. Oil can devastate the local marine life. Oil is especially dangerous to animals with feathers or heavy fur because the oil can insulate them and make them more vulnerable to temperature, especially hypothermia, and reduce their buoyancy. Almost all of the birds affected by oil spills die without human intervention. Some studies say that oil spills are happening less, but that has been disputed. There has still been 9,351 accidental oil spill since 1974 and each one means that the surrounding ecosystem needs decades to recover from the accident. 2. Gold Mining Gold is pretty. It’s the gold standard for jewelry and that pun was most definitely intended. Our country was practically founded because of it. There are two processes for mining the mineral, though, and both are insanely dangerous. The two process are the cyanide process, which is the most common today, and the mercury process. It pretty obvious that with names like that it’s going to be dangerous. Cyanide is incredibly poisonous in tiny quantities and there have been massive cyanide spills throughout time because of the industry. The cyanide leaks have been known to poison fish in local rivers for long stretches. These leaks are considered by many to be massive environmental disasters. There is also a ton of waste produced from the mining. Thirty tons of ore are disposed of for every half pound of gold mined. The ore dumps also have major levels of cadmium, lead, zinc, arsenic, selenium and mercury. The danger of these dumps is second only to the danger of radioactive waste dumps. 1.Radiation Radioactive waste didn’t become a real problem until the birth of the nuclear power plant. Most of the radioactive waste that the world has is caused by nuclear fission or nuclear technology. The waste is maintained by the government, but leaks have been known to happen. The most notable cases of radiation damage can be found in Chernobyl. The leak happened in 1986 and the site still isn’t considered safe. Radiation decays over time, though, so this problem is more manageable than other items on this list. If the radioactive waste is contained for the right amount of time, then it can be more safely disposed of. Without proper containment, though, the radiation can lead to death and various cancers. There are also dangers to future generations as well because it has been documented that radiation can cause severe birth defects.
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MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD? - China's Rare Earth Minerals Consolidation
 
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The cost of many rare earth elements has defied analysts' predictions with steep price increases since the beginning of the month. For instance in the last week, the price of dysprosium has risen from around $700 per kilogram up to $1,470. Bloomberg's Jason Scott also reported on June 16th that the price of europium "has risen to as much as $3,400 a kilogram from between $1,260 and $1,300 [per kilogram]." Numerous changes to Chinese mining and trade policies are being attributed to price rise. The changes revolve around the consolidation of rare earth producers in China. Chinese officials have stated their plans to consolidate the industry in an attempt reduce pollution, as well as illegal smuggling of the metals attributed to small artisanal mining firms.
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BBC - Tons radioactive waste created for 1 wind-turbine via rare earth element refinement
 
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Over 1,000 of tons of radioactive waste created for one ton worth of rare earth magnets that go inside a single 3MW Wind-turbine. Wind-turbines need a lot of neodymium rare earth. Green energy tech is not green in manufacture. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150402-the-worst-place-on-earth https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2015/apr/15/rare-earthenware-a-journey-to-the-toxic-source-of-luxury-goods http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/analysis/big-winds-dirty-little-secret-rare-earth-minerals/ http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/analysis/big-winds-dirty-little-secret-rare-earth-minerals/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1350811/In-China-true-cost-Britains-clean-green-wind-power-experiment-Pollution-disastrous-scale.html
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2000 Tons of radioactive sludge created for 1 ton of rare-earth neodymium magnet BBC
 
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2000 tons of radioactive waste created for the 1 ton worth of rare earth neodymium magnets that go inside a single 3MW Windturbine is huge. Windturbines need a lot of neodymium rare earth. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2015/apr/15/rare-earthenware-a-journey-to-the-toxic-source-of-luxury-goods http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1350811/In-China-true-cost-Britains-clean-green-wind-power-experiment-Pollution-disastrous-scale.html http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150402-the-worst-place-on-earth
Views: 258 Arctic Fox
Extracting Rare Earth Elements from Acid Mine Drainage
 
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Scientists at WVU's Water Research Institute are partnering with the DEP to develop a commercially viable method to extract valuable rare earth elements from acid mine drainage (AMD) sludge. Sludge is a byproduct of the AMD treatment process.
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The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China (Part 1/2)
 
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We went to the single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China, where kids play in dirty rivers and the sun sets early behind a thick curtain of smog. Watch part 2 here: http://bit.ly/Toxic-China-2 Check out "Toxic: America's Water Crisis" here: http://bit.ly/Water-Crisis-1 Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-Of Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Tons? of radio active waste created via rare earth magnet production that go inside a Windturbine
 
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Is there tons? of radio active waste created for the multi tons worth of rare earth magnets that go inside a single 3MW Windturbine is huge. Windturbines need a lot of neodymium rare earth. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2015/apr/15/rare-earthenware-a-journey-to-the-toxic-source-of-luxury-goods http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1350811/In-China-true-cost-Britains-clean-green-wind-power-experiment-Pollution-disastrous-scale.html http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150402-the-worst-place-on-earth
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Green Technologies Linked to Destructive Mining.m4v
 
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A recent New York Times article reveals that some of the greenest technologies of the age, from electric cars to efficient light bulbs to very large wind turbines, are made possible by an unusual group of elements called rare earths. And the worlds dependence on these substances is rising fast. The Times says these elements come almost entirely from China, from some of the most environmentally damaging mines in the country, in an industry dominated by criminal gangs.
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China's Crazy Plan To Mine The Moon
 
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China is planning to strip mine the moon for a rare helium, but why? Are they even allowed to do this? Follow Julian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00 Read More: China Plans To Strip Mine The Moon For Rare Helium-3 http://www.immortal.org/4376/china-plans-strip-mine-moon-rare-helium-3/ "Chinese state media has reported the service module of test lunar orbiter has successfully began orbiting the Moon and the lunar mission will see the Chang'e 5 spacecraft perform a soft landing on the surface of the Moon, where it will collect four pounds of rock and soil samples before returning home, China Topix reported." China Reaches Moon Orbit, Wants to Mine Very Rare, Energy Dense Element http://www.zmescience.com/space/china-moon-mine-helium-14012015/ "China's has reached a new milestone in its space program - its latest spacecraft service module has entered orbit around the moon, after being successfully tested on Earth a few months ago." How Lunar Soil Could Power the Future http://www.livescience.com/2784-lunar-soil-power-future.html "The moon is once again a popular destination, as several space-faring nations are talking about setting up bases there. One reason would be to mine fuel for future fusion reactors." Ouyang Ziyuan's Moon Dream Coming True http://www.china.org.cn/english/scitech/175923.htm "Ouyang Ziyuan's interest in the moon first came when he read about the catastrophic collisions when meteorites hit the Earth." Outer Space Treaty http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_Treaty ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Julia Wilde on Twitter https://twitter.com/julia_sci DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Rescuing rare earths from coal mine waste — Speaking of Chemistry
 
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Acidic mine water is contaminating many streams in West Virginia’s coal country. Researchers are trying to extract valuable rare-earth elements from that waste to help recover some of the costs of treating it. https://cen.acs.org/materials/inorganic-chemistry/coal-new-source-rare-earths/96/i28?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CEN ↓↓More info and references below↓↓ This video was corrected on July 12, 2018. An earlier version of the video displayed the incorrect formula for manganese hydroxide, showing Mg2(OH)3 instead of Mn(OH)2. We regret the error. Read more: A whole new world for rare earths | C&EN https://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i34/whole-new-world-rare-earths.html Managing a dearth of rare earths | C&EN https://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i14/Managing-Dearth-Rare-Earths.html Securing the supply of rare earths | C&EN https://cen.acs.org/articles/88/i35/Securing-Supply-Rare-Earths.html Speaking of Chemistry is a production of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society. Contact us at [email protected]!
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Baotou toxic lake footage
 
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Baotou Iron and Steel Group, Baotou Steel or Baogang Group is an iron and steel state-owned enterprise in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China. The mining of iron ore produces low level toxic sludge that is discharged into a sludge lake. The lake is so large it can be. seen from space. As the water evaporates and the sludge dries into a toxic silt, prevailing winds carry the radioactive sand ladened with rare earth elements into the local village, poisoning its residents.
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China to answer rare metals complaint at WTO
 
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http://www.euronews.com/ A dispute over rare metals which has been building for years has come to a head: China has been challenged for restricting its exports. It provides 97 percent of the global output. The US, EU and Japan have fired off a formal complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The objection includes lower prices for Chinese manufacturers. Foreigners pay up to twice as much, yet cannot shop elsewhere. As in Brussels and Tokyo, the White House said Beijing must play fair. President Obama said: "American manufacturers need to have access to rare earth material which China supplies. Now, if China would simply let the market work on its own, we'd have no objection. But their policies currently are preventing that from happening, and they go against the very rules that China agreed to follow." The rare earths case is the first to be jointly filed by the European Union, the United States and Japan. Rare earths are crucial for the defence, electronics and renewable-energy industries. Beijing set an export quota of 30,258 tonnes in 2011, but it shipped only 16,861 tonnes last year, official data shows. Export prices over the past two years have quadrupled, encouraging buyers to shift operations to China Beijing said the complaint was unfair and that it would defend itself in the WTO, citing environmental and supply control problems. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said: "Exploiting rare earths effects the environment. China is implementing some management policies governing the environment and resources, working on sustainable development. We believe these policies are in line with WTO rules." Refining rare earths requires large amounts of acid. It also produces low-level radioactive waste. Extracting the stuff is harmful for the land, for water supplies and for people. Rare earth metals are generally dispersed. China has them in concentrated and economically exploitable forms, therefore enjoying a monopoly position. The metals go into hi-tech magnets, lasers, batteries, phones, x-ray machines, lamp bulbs and munitions. Other countries closed their own refineries over concern for pollution, as well as rare earths mines when China undercut world prices in the 1990s, partly thanks to cheap labour and looser standards. Find us on: Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews
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Rare Earth Experts Embarrassed in Malaysia
 
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Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/cnforbiddennews Like us on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/chinaforbiddennews Rare earth pollution is very severe in mainland China. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) sponsored a trip for three rare earth and radiation prevention experts to to host three Rare Earth Cognition Briefings in Malaysia. After being bombarded with questions by Malaysian people, the three "experts" left the meeting totally embarrassed. From August 3 to 5, three Rare Earth Cognition Briefings were held in Kuantan, Malaysia, at the Thean Hou Temple. The three Chinese experts constantly emphasized that the radiation emitted by rare earth waste products is within the normal range and it cannot cause acute radiation sickness. The public questioned their findings with regards to the risk of cell mutation and cancer. Unscientific answers were provided by the Chinese "experts" thus putting them on the hot seat. Local media reported that the Save Malaysia Committee V.P. Dr. Pan questioned one Chinese experts, Xia Yihua, whether he had a medical background. Because from a medical point of view, internal radiation has never been considered safe. Dr. Pan was suspect of the Chinese experts' data, saying that no medical evidence existed to support their claims. Pan called for a future debate with more detailed medical data. Youth Section of Hainan Association secretary, Fang, questioned one of the Chinese experts, Zhao Yamin, whether he has a Ph.D. or chemistry engineering background. Zhao admitted that he does not have a Ph.D. degree but refused to say whether he had such a background. One of the organizers for the event, the president of the Kuantan Hakka Association, was surrounded by 50 anti-rare-earth protestors outside the hotel. Event organizers strictly controlled access to the last briefing. Nanyang Siang Pau revealed that the event organizers only subsidized the lodging and travelling expenses for the Chinese experts, as the rest was paid by the CCP. Australian rare earth giant, Lynas, obtained a permit in 2008 to build the world's largest rare earth refinery in Pahang, Malaysia, in Gebeng Industrial Zone. The project was strongly opposed due the public's concerns about radiation from rare earth waste, However, the project is nearly completed and will start operations in September. Malaysians now criticize the CCP "experts" on Facebook. The three organizers were also criticized. Some netizens questioned, "If you want to discuss the pro and cons of rare earth refineries, why not talk about the briefings' contents? The presenters didn't even want to talk about the risks that the refinery would have on people's health. They only talk about safety issues, or they were uncertain about things." "Rare earth pollution in mainland China is at an all-time high. NTD reporters Wu Wei and Xiao Yu 《神韵》2011世界巡演新亮点 http://www.ShenYunPerformingArts.org/
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Here's Where the Juice That Powers Batteries Comes From
 
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Ashlee Vance explores lithium mining in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Watch the full episode of 'Hello World: Chile': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii1aMY-vU70 Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 And subscribe to Bloomberg Politics for the latest political news: http://www.youtube.com/BloombergPolitics?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/ Bloomberg Television brings you coverage of the biggest business stories and exclusive interviews with newsmakers, 24 hours a day: http://www.bloomberg.com/live Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/bloombergtv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BloombergTelevision Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergtv
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The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China (Part 2/2)
 
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We went to the single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen, China. In part 2, we check out illegal coal mines and find out what what makes China the world's leading polluter. Watch part 1 here: http://bit.ly/Toxic-China-1 Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-Of Subscribe to VICE here! http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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10 MOST TOXIC Places On Earth
 
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From the DIRTIEST Cities, to nuclear wastelands ; these are the 10 MOST TOXIC Places On Earth. HEY YOU ! There are more awesome videos being made every week, like and subscribe to World Unearthed so you don't miss a beat ! 10.La Oroya | Peru 9.Dhaka | Bangladesh 8. Norilsk | Russia The city has been branded as the most polluted city in Russia, where the snow is black, air tastes like sulfur and rivers run red. Life expectancy of employees in the smelter is 10 years below the Russian average. By some estimates, 1% of the world`s sulfur dioxide emission comes from the Norilsk nickel mines. Nearly 500 tons of copper and nickel as well as two million tons of sulfur dioxide are released into the air, annually. In 2016 the nearby Daldykan River turned red and the evidence pointed to privately owned wastewater pipes. The company accepted the responsibility while claiming that the coloring was of no danger to humans or wildlife. The smelting plant was in the process of being modernized and steps are being taken in order to reduce pollution. 7.Nevada Proving Grounds | Nevada Nevada Proving Grounds, now known as the Nevada Test Site or Nevada National Security Site is a U. S. Department of Energy reservation in Nye County, Nevada, 65 miles northwest from Las Vegas. The tests stopped in 1994 but the area is still extremely radioactive. Even though the radioactivity in the water is gradually declining, isotopes like plutonium and uranium could pose risks to workers or future settlers on the NNSS for tens of thousands of years. 6.Shanghai | China In December of 2013, Shanghai suffered a great spike in air pollution when the so called “2013 Eastern China Smog” occurred. The pollution levels were between 23 and 31 times the international standard. Nearly one-third of all government vehicles were pulled off the streets, construction work was halted, student`s outdoor activities were suspended, flights were cancelled or diverted. And even though air pollution in Shanghai is substantial by the world standard, it is still lower than other cities in China. Among the top 500 most polluted cities in the world, Chinese cities hold 179 spots. Thankfully, China is taking extremely serious measures to reduce pollution, closing coal factories, smelters and mills while switching over to more eco-friendly energy sources. 5.Northwest Arctic | Alaska Out of all the states in the union, Alaska produces the most toxins, outranking every other state by nearly 3 times. A closer look reveals that 91% of all of Alaska`s emissions come from one county, Northwest Arctic, most of it originating from one city – Kotzebue, population 7,500. So how is it possible that a tiny city, in the middle of nowhere Alaska is responsible for so much pollution? Well, just 90 miles from Kotzebue is Red Dog Mine, the largest source of zinc in the world. It was established in 1987 and each year, it releases 756 million pounds of toxins into the environment. 4.Asse II mine | Germany The Asse II mine opened between 1906, initially extracting potash (until 1925) and producing rock salt (1916-1964). But during the period between 1964 and 1995 the mine was used as a storage of radioactive waste. Now, this mine has been abandoned, with barrels of low-level and medium-level waste in a jumbled heap, some of it not even contained properly. There`s fears that the mine could fill with water and authorities are rushing to remove the waste with remotely operated vehicles since it is unsafe for workers to go in there. 3. | New Mexico The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s history is relatively short, it became operational in 1999. The facility is used to store transuranic waste left over from nuclear weapons research. Transuranic waste consists of clothing, tools, rags, residues, debris, soil and other items contaminated with radioactive elements, mostly plutonium. 2.Pacific Proving Grounds | Pacific Ocean Pacific Proving Grounds is the name given to a number of sites on the Marshall Islands and in the Pacific Ocean which were used for nuclear testing between 1946 and 1962. The US conducted 105 atmospheric and underwater nuclear tests in the Pacific. 1.Pripyat | Ukraine 50000 People used to live here... Now it's a ghost town. Radiation levels were so high that Nuclear Power stations in Sweden, Finland and Norway detected the anomaly. Twenty years later, the area is still uninhabitable. Except for the 197 people living in 11 villages scattered in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. The average age is 63.
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Rare Earth Elements
 
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Hank reveals why our love affair with the rare earth elements has a dark side. Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow References: http://washingtonindependent.com/101462/california-mine-represents-hope-... http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/09/business/energy-environment/09rare.htm... http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/rare_earths/
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Why It Takes 75 Elements To Make Your Cell Phone
 
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Turns out there are some pretty rare elements in your smartphone. How rare are they and what are they doing in your phone? Why Does Your Phone Battery Suck? - https://youtu.be/TkEMPh0cXUw Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Get 15% off http://www.domain.com domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code DNEWS at checkout! Read More: The All-American iPhone https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601491/the-all-american-iphone/?utm_campaign=add_this&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post "According to King at the Ames Lab, an iPhone has about 75 elements in it-two-thirds of the periodic table. Even just the outside of an iPhone relies heavily on materials that aren't commercially available in the U.S. Aluminum comes from bauxite, and there are no major bauxite mines in the U.S. (Recycled aluminum would have to be the domestic source.)" For metals of the smartphone age, no Plan B http://news.yale.edu/2013/12/02/metals-smartphone-age-no-plan-b "Many of the metals needed to feed the surging global demand for high-tech products, from smart phones to solar panels, cannot be replaced, leaving some markets vulnerable if resources become scarce, according to a new Yale study." Where to Find Rare Earth Elements http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/physics/rare-earth-elements-in-cell-phones/ "Every time I see a commercial for a new cell phone, I feel a bit nauseous. I love a new cell phone just like the next person, but because of my training as a materials scientist, I feel like a worker in a sausage factory. Cell phones, like sausages, may be great, but you don't really want to know what it takes to make them." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos daily. Watch More DNews on Seeker http://www.seeker.com/show/dnews/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+dnews Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Written By: William Poor
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Malaysians protest against Australian rare earths plant
 
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A Malaysian group representing villagers and civil groups will file a legal challenge to the government's decision to approve a massive rare earths plant by Lynas, the Australian mining company . The Atomic Energy Licensing Board announced late on Wednesday it would grant Lynas a license to operate the first rare earths plant outside China in years, despite public protests over fears of radioactive pollution. It said Lynas must submit plans for a permanent disposal facility within 10 months and make a $50mn financial guarantee. Malaysia hopes the Lynas plant will spur growth. But the project has been the subject of heated protests over health and environmental risks posed by potential leaks of radioactive waste. Florence Looi reports from the eastern Malaysian city of Kuantan.
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China's Rare Earth Minerals - The next GOLD RUSH
 
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Select-Global is one of the most influential and innovative companies in the Alternative Investment and SIPP Investment arena. We are dedicated to guiding our investors through the sometimes complex world of investment opportunities that the global Alternative Investment markets offer. Source, Reuters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwHz2pnqwxI&feature=related
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Rethinking Water Challenges in China with Hongqiao Liu
 
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China’s economic miracle has come at a heavy environmental price, and policy makers are only beginning to respond in earnest. While China’s leaders tackle the country’s smog problems, non-gaseous pollutants are a mounting environmental and public health threat. Unsafe drinking water is pumped into millions of homes every day, and under-regulated rare earth metals mining has rendered whole villages uninhabitable. Widespread awareness of urban and rural water pollution has fueled a boom in China’s bottled water industry, currently growing twice as fast as the country’s GDP. Bottled water is not however, a sustainable replacement for clean tap water; lack of oversight at treatment facilities does not guarantee its safety for consumption, and massive amounts of plastic waste is generated. Meanwhile, the extraction and processing of rare earth metals, in which China accounts for 85% of global production, is wreaking environmental havoc in surrounding districts. Though critical to many modern technology industries, through chemical waste and the unearthing of radioactive substances, rare earth metals mining has created “cancer villages,” contaminated drinking water and agricultural produce, and is now endangering the Yellow River. Hongqiao Liu is an environmental researcher and award winning journalist who focuses on balancing economic and environmental imperatives. In her recent research, Ms. Liu has examined the alarming effects of water pollution and rare earth metals mining in China, and investigated the obstacles to regulatory reform. Ms. Liu discussed her findings with the National Committee on November 7, 2016, in New York City. Bio: Hongqiao Liu has worked as both an environmental researcher and journalist at some of China’s most influential media outlets: Southern Metropolis Daily and Caixin Media. Her reporting ranges from social and civic issues and environmental crime to emerging environment-related health challenges in China. Her reporting has raised heated public debate within China, and inspired policy change at the national level. Ms. Liu is currently a consultant for China Water Risk (CWR), a think tank focused on addressing business and environmental risk arising from China’s limited water resources. At CWR, she has expanded her previous investigations into reports that explore China’s challenges in safeguarding its drinking water sources. Ms. Liu’s work at CWR includes China’s Long March Towards Safe Drinking Water, Bottled Water in China: Boom or Bust?, and Rare Earths: Shades of Grey – Can China Continue to Fuel our Clean and Smart Future? These reports have been widely cited in policy papers released by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, Caixin, HSBC, and Moody’s Research. Issues raised by Ms. Liu were also picked up by global and local media such as The Guardian, The Economist, China Daily, Xinhua, and Phoenix Weekly, among others. Ms. Liu is a regular contributing author to the Green Book of Environment: The Annual Report on Environment Development of China. She also works closely with China Dialogue’s “Third Pole” and Internews’ Earth Journalism Network to expand the role of environmental journalism in Chinese media. Ahead of COP21, Liu was a judge in UNDP’s annual “Climate Change Storytelling Contest” and in Paris, she sat on a panel to discuss green growth along with The Economist’s senior editor at “Earth to Paris” hosted by the United Nations Foundation. Outside China, Ms. Liu has explored new approaches to covering transnational wildlife crime. She worked closely with the China-Africa Reporting Project of Witwatersrand University and the Forum for African Investigative Reporters to develop a GIS-based database on rhinoceros poaching and trafficking. Speaking at the African Investigative Journalists Annual Conference in 2014, Ms. Liu introduced China’s perspectives on wildlife crime to help facilitate a global approach toward preventing the trade. Her collaboration with the Oxpeckers Center of Environmental Investigative Journalism, an African journalism initiative, continues today. Ms. Liu attended from Beijing Normal University on a national journalism scholarship, and graduated with a bachelor in communications. She holds the record as the youngest recipient of many journalism awards and fellowships on environmental and science journalism from Chinese and international media associations.
Thorium Reactors - pros and more pros
 
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John Kutsch of Thorium Energy Alliance and Jim Kennedy of ThREE Consulting review the hazards maintaining U.S. current thorium policy. Heavy Rare Earth Element mining is impeded. Energy sector innovation is stifled. Thorium is less dangerous, less radioactive, and less easily metabolized than many elements we are exposed to on a daily basis. Current regulation assists China's capture of high-tech manufacturing sector. Current regulation protects incumbent U.S. [light] rare earth producers who DISPOSE of thorium and valuable heavy rare earths in tailing ponds. Current regulation does NOT facilitate growth of U.S. economy. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle recognize reform is needed. No one is willing to introduce legislation to address the thorium problem. China continues to capture high-tech manufacturing jobs. U.S. private corporations are unable to pursue thorium an an energy resource. THE THORIUM PROBLEM was delivered at SME - Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration on Feb 20th 2012 [2012-02-20] in Seattle.
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Rare Earth Elements Crisis
 
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Rare Earth Metals aren't as widely know as oil for example. But they'll soon become pretty notorious. These minerals are essential part of almost every technological device on the market today, like cell phones, cameras, HYBRID CARS, wind turbines and even military devices. The fact that China currently produces 97% of the world's supply, the results of exports halt will be disastrous. Meanwhile, rare earth ore-rich USA only has several development stage companies, trying to deal with that problem: Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd. PINK:GDLNF Molycorp, Inc NASDAQ:MCP Rare Element Resources Ltd. NYSE:REE Medallion Resources Ltd. PINK:MLLOF Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. PINK:UURAF While the government takes the usual stance: postpone taking precautions, until the situation becomes unbearable. We do not own the rights to this video.
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Rare Earth Trailer
 
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By Mischa Daams In our tech-fetishized society the continuous supply-and-disposal of digital needs comes with vast physical consequences. By the industrial city of Baotou, Northern China, a toxic lake has arisen where once was farmland. This so called “tailings pond” is an artificial lake made up of dumped toxic and radioactive waste from refineries that extract the precious rare-earth minerals essential for our consumer electronics. From a human perspective this might look like a dystopian nightmare but compare it to the primordial soups that supposedly brought life... What would this melting pot of chemical interactions actually bring forth? Could it at the same time look eerily familiar and natural? Rare-earth zooms into an ever-evolving soup of structure and anomalies.
China Japan Dispute Shines Light on Rare Earth Metals - VOA Special English
 
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Learn English with VOA Special English, voa economic report voa education report voa agriculture report voa health report
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EU Trade Chief Pushes China on Rare Earths
 
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For more news visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.com Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://facebook.com/NTDTelevision Many of the world's electronics contain tiny amounts of rare earth elements. And much of the world's supply of these minerals are found in China. But China has come under fire for restricting the amounts of rare earths it's exporting... as part of its agreement as a member of the World Trade Organization. And the pressure is mounting. On Thursday EU trade chief Karel De Gucht called for China to change its policy on rare earths after meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Commerce Minister Chen Deming. China is where some 97 percent of rare earths are found. They're crucial to global electronics, defense and renewable energy industries. Chinese authorities angered trading partners by slashing rare earth export quotas by 35 percent for the first half of 2011. That move choked off global supplies. Last week the World Trade Organization ruled that China breached trade law by curbing exports of eight raw materials. Shortly after the meeting, China issued a new quota of rare earth exports for this year... making up for previous cuts... bringing China's total export quotas for the year to 30,184 tons, down slightly from 30,258 tons in 2010. EU trade chief Karel De Gucht says it's too little, too late. [Karel De Gucht, EU Trade Commissioner]: "What industry needs is predictability. If they publish today the figures for the second semester, it's certainly not too early... it's rather too late. So, they should do that more in advance." In its raw materials ruling, the WTO panel said China's domestic policies fell short of demonstrating that its export duties on the materials. But De Gucht says he's confident that a negotiated solution will be achieved. [Karel De Gucht, EU Trade Commissioner]: "They realize that they have to change their policy. Of course, this is not an easy file for them either. It has environmental ramifications but if that affects the production, then that should go not only for the export but it should also go for the internal consumption." China has taken steps to consolidate and rein in its polluting rare earths industry and De Gucht says China will likely appeal the WTO ruling.
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What Coal Mining Hydrogeology tells us about the Real Risks of Fracking_London Lecture_May 2016
 
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Development of shale gas by hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) is opposed by campaigners who hypothesise (amongst other things) that potable ground water supplies could be polluted by upward migration of fractures and any fluids they contain. There are very strong reasons for doubting this hypothesis, not least because migration of fractures to prolific aquifers would be highly unlikely to lead to pollution, but almost certain to result in drowning of the shale gas wells, rendering them unusable. Hence, despite having contrasting motivations, shale gas developers and environmental guardians turn out to have a strong common interest in avoiding inter-connection to aquifers. There is in fact a century-long analogue for such a ‘confluence’ of interests, provided by the history of longwall coal mining beneath the sea and major aquifers. Where large-scale mining proceeded from the surface downwards, major hydraulic inter-connection of shallow and deep zones did indeed result in widespread water pollution. However, where new mines were developed at depth without any connections to shallow old workings), complete hydraulic isolation from the near-surface hydrogeological environment was successfully maintained. This was despite the fact that longwall mining produced far greater stratal disruption than shale gas fracking ever could. A detailed example is presented from the successful operation of the Selby Coalfield beneath one of the UK’s main aquifers. This profound and sustained historical analogue provides a very clear lesson: given the lack of hydrogeological connectivity to shallow aquifers, shale gas fracking per se cannot contaminate shallow ground water. Provided operators observe long-established laws governing hydrocarbon wells and associated surface operations, other hydrogeological risks will also be minimal. Opponents of shale gas developments should therefore focus attention on more realistic potential impacts, most of which are familiar from almost any planning application, such as increased truck traffic on minor roads. Speaker Biography Paul Younger (University of Glasgow) Paul L Younger FREng holds the Rankine Chair of Engineering and is Professor of Energy Engineering at the University of Glasgow. He was formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement at Newcastle University, where he also established and led the Sir Joseph Swan Institute for Energy Research and, subsequently, the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability. A geologist by first degree, Paul trained in hydrogeology in the USA as a Harkness Fellow in the mid-1980s, subsequently developing a career in environmental engineering. He is perhaps best known for his research and outreach on the environmental management of water in active and abandoned mines worldwide, which won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education for Newcastle University in 2005. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society and a Chartered Geologist, as well as a Chartered Engineer. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2007 and has received honorary doctorates for his mine water pollution work from leading universities in Spain and South America. His current research focuses on deep geothermal. In parallel with his mainstream academic work, Paul has founded and directed four companies in the water and energy sectors and has authored more than 400 items in the international literature, including the well-received books “Mine Water: Hydrology, pollution, remediation” (Kluwer, 2002), “Groundwater in the Environment: An Introduction” (Blackwell, 2007), “Water: all that matters” (Hodder, 2012) and “Energy: all that matters” (Hodder, 2014). His knowledge of shale gas was gained through serving on the Joint Royal Academies’ Expert Panel, which reported to the UK government in 2012, and on the Independent Expert Panel on Unconventional Gas, which reported to the Scottish Government in June 2014. When not otherwise engaged, Paul’s preferred activities include exploring the Scottish Highlands and Islands, singing and playing traditional music, and indulging his love of the Spanish and Gaelic languages and cultures. Website: www.geolsoc.org.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/geolsoc
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Appalachian Innovators - Rare Earth Elements
 
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Rare Opportunity: Researchers See Potential In Mining Coal Waste
China's struggle to kick its coal habit
 
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China is the world's biggest polluter, consuming more coal than the rest of the world combined. It is now taking global leadership in combating climate change and has pledged to drastically cut its use of fossil fuels. Central to that plan is to increase renewable energy by 20 per cent by 2030.
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Rare earth leader Frontier Rare Earths on track to deliver Pre-Feasibility Study in 2014
 
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February 13, 2014 -- James Kenny, CEO of Frontier Rare Earths ('Frontier', TSX: FRO), a rare earth play in South Africa, spoke to Tracy Weslosky, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of InvestorIntel about the Zandkopsdrift rare earth element project in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Frontier is focused on completing their pre-feasibility study for an area in Zandkopsdrift in partnership with the Korea Resources Corporation (KORES). KORES holds a 10% interest in the Zandkopsdrift project. It also has rights to offtake and 10% of production in a deal that has made Frontier one of the few junior rare earth miners to have secured a strategic partnership. Frontier has also clearly identified the main ore, monazite, from which it will extract its rare earth products. Monazite offers well known and cost effective processing possibilities because the ore contains cerium, neodymium, praseodymium and lanthanum. Kenny said that "all studies completed and we are performing metallurgical test programs, which should be ready by end of Q1, 2014". Kenny pointed out that the project is very economically viable. Indeed, Zandkopsdrift will certainly be one of the first of the various rare earth companies that have emerged in recent years to start producing high quality separated rare earth products outside of China at a projected 20,000 tons/year. Kenny noted that the preliminary economic assessment published in 2012 projected 900 million dollar capital cost for the plant construction is actually efficient considering the net present value to Frontier of 3.6 billion dollars. "Project finance will be difficult and securing of capital will be a challenge but Frontier has put together a compelling investment prospect, based on low capital and operating costs at Zandkopsdrift are significantly lower than in many other rare earth projects" and it can be assumed that the labor costs will be lower compared to North America while its open pit mining makes it cheaper than underground mining and Kenny notes that "two projects with the same capital costs can have fundamentally different economics", which means that a number of factors must be considered to evaluate cost effectiveness. In Q2, metallurgical testing work will be completed leading to pre-feasibility study in Q3 and the definitive feasibility study starting at the end of Q3 and lasting for the next 9 months. What will the market conditions be? "Nobody really knows --said Kenny - but if capital requirements are removed, construction timeframe for the separation plant will be two years and commencement of production in 2017". Moreover, the important consideration in rare earth projects is to identify the ones with deposits in accessible locations and near critical infrastructure: "we will need a reasonable volume of water ...we have assumed that we will not be accessing groundwater but rely on a reverse osmosis desalination plant and pump the water to Zandkopsdrift, 35 km away", said Kenny. As for the rare earth separation plant, it is not something you would normally associate with mining; essentially it is a chemical plant, which should ideally be developed in an industrial setting where you have even greater infrastructure requirements. In this regard, Kenny concludes that "we are again quite fortunate that there is the coastal town of Saldanha Bay where we will set up our separation plant and we are very well serviced by transportation and infrastructure". Disclaimer: Frontier Rare Earths is an advertorial member of InvestorIntel. To access the full Disclaimer for ProEdge Media Corp., please go to the following URL: disclaimer link: http://investorintel.com/?disclaimer=1
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China's rare earth sector struggling - Biz Wire - April 17,2014 - BONTV China
 
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Go to http://www.bon.tv/Biz-Wire/ to watch the full episode Follow us on Weibo http://weibo.com/u/2419600955 or Twitter.com/ChinaBizWire China,BONTV,News,Blue Ocean Network,Joseph Nordstrom,rare earth,green technology,defense system,illegal mine,World Trade Organization,WTO ruling,Baotou Steel Rare Earth Group,Inner Mongolia
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Eliminating hazards in coal mines in China
 
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China's progress in closing down its small and medium-sized coal mines has been impressive: in 2016, the country reached its target of cutting coal production capacity by 250 million tons. However, security problems at the remaining mines persist. CGTN’s Guan Yang has more. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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IChemE Global Awards 2014 - Sustainable and efficient rare earth separation
 
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Xiaoqi Sun explains how ionic liquids developed at the Xiamen Institute of Rare Earth Materials allow greener production of critical rare earth elements (REEs). REEs are essential for the production of many cutting-edge products, including catalysts, smart phones and wind turbines. However, current industrial separation of REEs is lengthy, costly and polluting to the environment. Newly-developed acid-base coupling bifunctional ionic liquids (ABC-BILs) boost REE extraction and avoid the production of millions of tonnes of polluting saponification wastewater each year. Aside from this boost in sustainability and efficiency for the REEs sector, ABC-BILs can bring benefits to the nuclear power industry and precious metal hydrometallurgical industry. "It is my great honor to be shortlisted for the sustainable technology award, many thanks for the judges’ hard work. As well know, rare earth elements (REEs) have become critical materials for many cutting-edge technology products. "However, the traditional REEs separation technologies caused serious pollution. According to the China Ministry of Environmental Protection, rare earth producer must soon meet stricter environmental emission standards or be shut down. In order to meet the global needs for REEs in high-tech products, sustainable and efficient separation technologies for REEs must soon be developed. "I and my collaborators firstly prepared some acid-base coupling bifunctional ionic liquids (ABC-BILs) using industrial extractants as precursors. By cooperative research between Chinese Academy of Sciences, Oak Ridge National Lab and McGill University, the separation technology based on ABC-BIL has revealed excellent extraction, separation and stripping performances for REEs. "Moreover, it can basically avoid the saponification wastewater pollution from REEs separation industry. Up to now, more than 30 papers on this technology have been reported in high impact international journals, such as Chemical Reviews and AIChE Journal, the papers have been cited for 600 times. The achievement highlights considerable environmental and economic values for REEs industry." Xiaoqi Sun.
Coal Mining in China
 
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China coal mine are dangerous and cause respiratory disease
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Metal-Pages Rare Earth Conference 2011
 
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On September 15th 2011, Alexis Assimacopoulos (Director, Core Consultants) presented at the 2011 Metal-Pages rare earth conference on the global end use of rare earths for the future.
Where does your phone come from? | The Economist
 
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Apple is expected to announce its latest handset—the iPhone XS. Like all smartphones it will contain more than 70 chemical elements, which are mined from the Earth's crust in countries all over the world. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy The number of smartphone users globally is set to reach 2.5 billion by 2019. Around a third of the world's population will own one. Smartphones touch every element of our lives but did you know that they also connect nearly every element on the planet. In fact of the 118 elements on the periodic table 75 can be found inside a smartphone. These raw materials are extracted from the ground and shipped to refineries and factories in a truly global supply chain. Silicon, one of the most common elements in the Earth's crust, is used to make the billions of transistors in the chips that power your phone. Gold is used for electrical wiring, about 0.03g of it in each iPhone. Indium, another metal, is used to make touchscreens. But when it comes to batteries, lithium is one really key components and this element is only mined in a handful of countries. Until recently, Chile used to produce the most lithium but now Australia has the biggest market share. The Democratic Republic of Congo, a dangerously unstable country with a poor human rights record, produces more than half the world's cobalt, another crucial element in smartphone batteries. Smartphone makers are under pressure to ensure their cobalt is responsibly sourced. About 80% of the cobalt used in batteries is refined in China. Many so-called rare earth elements are also used in smartphones. In the screen, the speaker, and the motor that makes your phone vibrate. About 85% of rare earth elements are produced in China. Despite their name rare earth elements are not particularly rare but they are hard to extract without producing toxic and radioactive byproducts. Many of the elements used in smartphones are finite resources and have no functional substitutes. Rather than digging in the ground for the elements needed for new handsets it makes sense to extract them from old phones - but only about 10% of handsets are recycled now. So recycle your phone if you get a new one this year. Why? It is you might say, Elementary. Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeconomist Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/ Follow us on Medium: https://medium.com/@the_economist
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Rare Earthenware - Unknown Fields - 4K Trailer
 
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While journeys to extraordinary places are the cornerstone of luxury travel, this project follows more well-concealed journeys taking place across global supply chains. It retraces rare earth elements, which are widely used in high end electronics and green technologies, to their origins. The film, developed with photographer Toby Smith, documents their voyage from container ships and ports, wholesalers and factories, back to the banks of a barely-liquid radioactive lake in Inner Mongolia, where the refining process takes place. Unknown Fields Division, in collaboration with Kevin Callaghan, have used mud from this lake to craft a set of three ceramic vessels. Each is sized in relation to the amount of waste created in the production of three items of technology – a smartphone, a featherweight laptop and the cell of a smart car battery. The resulting film and 3 vases will be on display at the V and A from the 25th of April. For press, broadcast or commercial enquiries please contact: [email protected] [email protected] For more information please visit: www.unknownfieldsdivision.com www.tobysmith.com What is Luxury? - The V&A 25 April – 27 September 2015 What is Luxury? will interrogate ideas of luxury today. It will address how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity. Extraordinary works of craftsmanship will be on display including a couture gown by fashion designer Iris van Herpen and fine examples of haute horlogerie by British watchmaker George Daniels, alongside more unexpected projects which explore the cultural value of materials such as gold, diamonds and plastic. The future of luxury will be explored, asking questions about the role that time, space, privacy, well-being, social inclusivity and access to resources and skill may play in determining our choices and aspirations. Rare Earthenware is a project by Unknown Fields Photography with Toby Smith Ceramics with Kevin Callaghan/London Sculpture Workshop Animation with Xristina Varvia
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WTO Rejects Appeal by Chinese Regime
 
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For more news and videos visit ➡ ‪http://english.ntdtv.com‬ Follow us on Twitter ➡ ‪http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision‬ Add us on Facebook ➡ ‪http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C‬ A ruling by the World Trade Organization could change the face of international trading. An appeal by the Chinese regime to revoke July's landmark ruling against its restrictions on exports of nine common industrial materials has been rejected. The US, Europe, and Mexico accused the Chinese regime of driving up prices and giving an unfair advantage to Chinese manufacturers with several export duties and quotas. But the regime appealed saying the measure was in place for environmental protection. The ruling by the WTO could set an important precedent. China currently exports 90% of the world's rare earth metals -- important ingredients in many modern technologies. Similar export quotas and duties exist on rare earth metals, which has also drawn criticism from the international community. The Chinese regime is expected to comply with the WTO ruling. The WTO gives China access to invaluable international markets that have driven much of China's recent economic growth in the past three years.
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Kun Chen from Chinese Academy of Sciences on China Thorium Molten Salt Reactor TMSR Program
 
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Sponsored by Berkeley's Nuclear Engineering Department, Kun Chen takes the first questions from an American audience on China's Molten Salt Reactor Program, which was announced in January of 2011. http://ThoriumRemix.com/
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