Your Smartphone’s Dirty, Radioactive Secret

A look into where the rare-earth minerals come from, a vital ingredient for much of our modern devices. If you haven’t heard of Lynas, read within. 

“To the Malaysian government, the Lynas plant represents an opportunity to become a major player in one of the most lucrative, fastest-growing industries in the world. In the 20 years since the Bukit Merah plant closed, demand for rare earths has increased tenfold, from roughly $1 billion to $10 billion today. A recent report predicted it to grow another 36 percent by 2015.”

Your Smartphone’s Dirty, Radioactive Secret

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