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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

US lawmakers push for REE cooperative

To help establish a domestic rare earth processing supply chain Metal Tech News – April 28, 2021


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 3:16pm

REE cooperative Marco Rubio Republican Senators David McKinley Lloyd Austin

Peggy Greb, U.S. Department of Agriculture

While the Mountain Pass Mine in California produces appreciable amounts of rare earths, the U.S. currently does not have the processing facilities needed to process the concentrates produced there and separate out the individual rare earth oxides. Clockwise from top center: praseodymium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, and gadolinium.

Senator Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and Congressman David McKinley, R- West Virginia, along with 12 other U.S. lawmakers, are urging the Biden administration to develop domestic metallurgical capabilities for the separation and processing of rare earth elements to end America's dependence on China for this critical supply chain.

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, the lawmakers w...

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