Rare-Earth Elements: How Important Are They?

Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks
Governor Sean Parnell has asked President Obama to direct federal agencies to join a statewide study to explore Alaska’s deposits of rare-earth elements, substances that are essential for today’s high-tech economy, and national security. KUAC’s Tim Ellis describes the importance of rare earths, and Alaska’s potential role as an important source of the elements, in this first of two reports

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