The Environmental Impacts of Mining Rare Earth Minerals

The Environmental Impacts of Mining Rare Earth Minerals

The Environmental Impacts of Mining Rare Earth Minerals

01/27/19

“What is the pollutive side of renewable energy?”

 

Rare Earth Minerals are critical for the proliferation of clean energy technologies. However, their extraction methods can be quite toxic to the environment. Since most of these minerals are unearthed using open-pit mining, radionuclides, rare earth elements, and dust and metal are released to the surrounding area, desecrating local life. Because of The Environmental Impacts of Mining Rare Earth Minerals, we need to look into making this process more sustainable to ensure a completely green future for the world.

 

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