IM Rare Earths News in Brief 9 – 15 February

By Laura Syrett
Published: Monday, 15 February 2016

US GAO tells Department of Defense to “get strategic” about rare earths; Molycorp creditors battle rages on; Tantalus withdraws insolvency application.

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report on Department of Defense's (DoD) efforts to identify risks in its rare earths supply chain. The report (GAO-16-161), entitled "Rare Earth Materials: Developing a Comprehensive Approach Could Help DOD Better Manage National Security Risks in the Supply Chain," was sent to congressional committees last week....