Rare earths race could dive into deep sea
Published: Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Companies are planning underwater mining explorations; environmental issues remain; regulations needed
Deep sea mining could become a possible option to exploit
resources of rare earths elements (REE), as a long-term demand
increases and supply shortages continue.
According to a recently published report from UK-based law
firm Mayer Brown, deep sea mining could provide 5% of total REE
supply by 2020, rising...