Navigation Links
China's monopoly on 17 key elements sets stage for supply crisis
Date:9/1/2010

China's monopoly on the global supply of elements critical for production of computer hard disc drives, hybrid-electric cars, military weapons, and other key products and its increasingly strict limits on exports is setting the stage for a crisis in the United States. That's the topic of the cover story of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine.

C&EN Senior Editor Mitch Jacoby and Contributing Editor Jessie Jiang explain that the situation involves a family of chemical elements that may soon start to live up to their name, the "rare earths." China has virtually cornered the global market on them, and produces most of the world's supply. Since 2005, China has been raising prices and restricting exports, most recently in 2010, fostering a potential supply crisis in the U.S.

The article describes how the U.S. is now responding to this emerging crisis. To boost supplies, for instance, plans are being developed to resume production at the largest U.S. rare-earth mine Mountain Pass in southern California which has been dormant since 2002. The U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Defense are among the government agencies grappling with the problem.


'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds that caring for an elderly, sick spouse sometimes has positive elements
2. Elements Therapeutic Massage Announces Franchise Expansion Plan for Massachusetts
3. Research defines timeframes, factors to deem early stage lung cancer cured
4. Millions of Americans in early stages of kidney disease need stroke monitoring
5. Taking to the Stage to Battle Mental Illness
6. UCLA scientists isolate the first stages of tissue production in human embryonic stem cells
7. Key pathway in end-stage prostate cancer tumor progression blocked
8. Study examines reasons patients with early stage lung cancer do not have surgery
9. Late-stage ovarian cancer shows promise in 2-drug phase I trial
10. Late-stage ovarian cancer shows promise in two-drug phase I trial
11. Thyroid ultrasound takes center stage at Caesars Palace
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2014)... (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Worldwide ladies ... selection. Angeldress.co.uk has taken a different approach and ... fresh items are offered in more colour choices that ... a famous brand of women’s special occasion apparels. The ... Its dress specialists are working hard to create the ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Ticket Down ... Real Madrid Tickets . For the fifth straight year ... Cup will be held at American stadiums this summer. The ... on American soil. The eight teams are split into two ... stage, the top two teams will compete to become champion. ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes ... better understand the disease, according to the device,s ... , Described in a paper to be published ... the test employs nanotechnology to detect type-1 diabetes ... the two main forms of diabetes mellitus, which ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 The North American ... million in 2013 to $5,450 million by 2018, at a ... systems market is expanding at a rapid pace in North ... ever tightening laws on water & wastewater storage and collection, ... infrastructure. The market is expanding at a healthy rate in ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 Fuel additives are chemicals, ... diesel, jet fuel, kerosene, and so on, in order ... for reducing the corrosion effects caused by fuels and ... to any fuel, provide economies of scale in the ... the overall cost of the fuel products. , The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Angeldress.co.uk Announces Summer Sale For Pink And Red Bridesmaid Dresses; The Current Discount Is Up To 80% Off 2Health News:AS Roma vs Real Madrid Tickets in Dallas at Cotton Bowl: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Real Madrid vs AS Roma Guinness International Champions Cup Match 2Health News:AS Roma vs Real Madrid Tickets in Dallas at Cotton Bowl: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Real Madrid vs AS Roma Guinness International Champions Cup Match 3Health News:Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes 2Health News:Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes 3Health News:Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes 4Health News:North American Water Storage Systems Market is Expected to Reach $5,450 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North American Water Storage Systems Market is Expected to Reach $5,450 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Fuel Additives Market is Expected to Reach $8,100 Million by 2017 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Fuel Additives Market is Expected to Reach $8,100 Million by 2017 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Fuel Additives Market is Expected to Reach $8,100 Million by 2017 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4
... more respectful, SAN DIEGO, March 19 Over one-third ... to three years, find a non-nursing,job, work part-time, or work ... AMN Healthcare, the largest health care staffing firm in,the country, ... baby,boomer nurses may be facing career burn-out. About 46 percent ...
... fast and precise ... ALTO, Calif., March 19 Varian Medical,Systems (NYSE: ... centers in North,America and Europe to further the development ... fast and precise,cancer treatments. RapidArc makes it possible to ...
... Names New President and CEO, MIAMI, March 19 ... (NPF) announced today that Joyce A.,Oberdorf has been named ... was most recently Vice President, Policy, Planning,and Communications at ... "Ms. Oberdorf is an outstanding choice to help NPF ...
... Johnson & Johnson Vision ... Contact Lenses, JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 19 Johnson ... the ACUVUE(R) The Difference is,Real(TM) Trip to Beijing Sweepstakes, ... performance. The sweepstakes runs March 18,through April 11, 2008, ...
... China, March 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China,Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. ... largest drugstore chain in China based on the number ... the,quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2007., ... December 31, 2007: -- Revenues increased 9.5% to ...
... Mustang at the New York, International Auto Show to raise money for breast ... ... Komen Race for the Cure - to $500 for ... more than $95 million in, cash and in-kind contributions for breast cancer education and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Survey: 35% of Baby Boomer Nurses Plan a Career Change in the Next One to Three Years 2Health News:Varian Announces Global Clinical Council to Develop RapidArc(TM) Cancer Treatments 2Health News:Varian Announces Global Clinical Council to Develop RapidArc(TM) Cancer Treatments 3Health News:Varian Announces Global Clinical Council to Develop RapidArc(TM) Cancer Treatments 4Health News:Varian Announces Global Clinical Council to Develop RapidArc(TM) Cancer Treatments 5Health News:National Parkinson Foundation Announces Its New President and CEO 2Health News:National Parkinson Foundation Announces Its New President and CEO 3Health News:Experience a Close-Up View of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games 2Health News:Experience a Close-Up View of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games 3Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports 231.5% Increase in Net Income and Record Gross Margin of 48.5% for Fourth Quarter 2007 2Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports 231.5% Increase in Net Income and Record Gross Margin of 48.5% for Fourth Quarter 2007 3Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports 231.5% Increase in Net Income and Record Gross Margin of 48.5% for Fourth Quarter 2007 4Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports 231.5% Increase in Net Income and Record Gross Margin of 48.5% for Fourth Quarter 2007 5Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports 231.5% Increase in Net Income and Record Gross Margin of 48.5% for Fourth Quarter 2007 6Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports 231.5% Increase in Net Income and Record Gross Margin of 48.5% for Fourth Quarter 2007 7Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports 231.5% Increase in Net Income and Record Gross Margin of 48.5% for Fourth Quarter 2007 8Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports 231.5% Increase in Net Income and Record Gross Margin of 48.5% for Fourth Quarter 2007 9Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports 231.5% Increase in Net Income and Record Gross Margin of 48.5% for Fourth Quarter 2007 10Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports 231.5% Increase in Net Income and Record Gross Margin of 48.5% for Fourth Quarter 2007 11Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports 231.5% Increase in Net Income and Record Gross Margin of 48.5% for Fourth Quarter 2007 12Health News:Ford Launches 'Warriors in Pink' Mustang for '09, Doubles Contributions To Race For The Cure 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014  Veran ... company, announced today the positive, cost-effective final ... innovative SPiNPerc™ procedure. The SPiNPerc endobronchial percutaneous ... a percutaneous approach to biopsy when a ... patients and physicians experience positive financial outcomes ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 Neurelis, Inc. ("Neurelis") today announced ... the option held by Biotie to purchase Neurelis, clearing ... NRL-1 (intranasal diazepam) for pediatric and adult epilepsy patients ... past year, Biotie has advanced the development program for ... pivotal clinical work required for NDA submission to the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia , 11. ... führender Hersteller von Kameras für die ... Brust (MBI/BSGI), hat heute die CE-Zulassung ... Mit dem CE-Zeichen kann Dilon das ... seinen Vertriebsbereich auf den Großteil der ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Veran Medical Publishes Lung Cancer Patient Management Study 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 3Dilon erhält CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator-Gamma-Sondensystem 2
... N.J., Oct. 25, 2011 Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a ... J. Maines has joined the Company as Vice President ... to Chief Operating Officer, Drs. Ben Machielse, Mr. Maines ... at Omthera.   Mr. Maines brings to ...
... N.C., Oct. 25, 2011 GlaxoSmithKline, one of ... today announced the 10 winners of its GlaxoSmithKline ... Philadelphia-area healthcare nonprofit organizations will receive $400,000 in ... the underserved in their communities. Three ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Timothy J. Maines Joins Omthera Pharmaceuticals as Vice President of Quality 2GlaxoSmithKline to Grant $400,000 to Healthcare Nonprofits at Annual IMPACT Awards 2GlaxoSmithKline to Grant $400,000 to Healthcare Nonprofits at Annual IMPACT Awards 3
Zero clearance, front breathing, undercounter refrigeration system....
Designed to meet the requirements of reagent grade water for routine analysis....
... Basic Laboratory Needs, Synergy systems produce ultrapure water ... 1 to 1.2 L/min to meet the basic ... incorporates a dual-wavelength UV lamp (185 nm and ... of organic contaminants (< 5 ppb TOC when ...
... Compact System Produces Type I Water Directly from ... designed for scientists who need 5 to 15 ... not have easy access to acceptable quality pretreated ... 0.6 L/min of ultrapure (Type I) water on ...
Medicine Products: