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Accession Number PB2014-103213
Title Rare Earth Elements: The Global Supply Chain, December 16, 2013.
Publication Date Dec 2013
Media Count 31p
Personal Author M. Humphries
Abstract The concentration of production of rare earth elements (REEs) outside the United States raises the important issue of supply vulnerability. REEs are used for new energy technologies and national security applications. Two key questions of interest to Congress are: (1) Is the United States vulnerable to supply disruptions of REEs. (2) Are these elements essential to U.S. national security and economic well-being.
Keywords China
Defense industry
Energy policies
Mineral deposits
National security
Production
Rare earth elements
Supplies
Vulnerability


 
Source Agency Congressional Research Service
NTIS Subject Category 48A - Mineral Industries
92 - Behavior & Society
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Rept. to Congress.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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