US, Japan welcome Obama-Noda rare earths deal

Published: Wednesday, 09 May 2012

Deal to diversify global rare earths supply through new recycling technology

By Leah Germain and Martin Foster, in Tokyo

Molycorp Inc., the key US rare earths producer, has welcomed a new partnership between the US and the Japanese government that seeks to diversify the global supply for rare earth metals.

On 30 April, President Barack Obama met with Japanese Prime Minister...

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