Europe Sounds Alarm on Minerals Shortage

The European Union is facing shortages of 14 critical raw materials needed for mobile phones and emerging technologies like solar panels and synthetic fuels, according to a study by the European Commission to be released on Thursday.

Of 41 minerals and metals it analyzed, the commission identified these 14 as short in supply: antimony, beryllium, cobalt, fluorspar, gallium, germanium, graphite, indium, magnesium, niobium, platinum group metals, rare earths, tantalum and tungsten.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/16/europe-sounds-alarm-on-minerals-shortage/

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