Reply to post: Re: Rare Earth Elements

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Re: Rare Earth Elements

Rare Earth Element aren't all that rare. We only use small quantities of them too. Supply exceeds demand and will do for decades. Once supply tightens there are many other sources in the world besides China.

Recovering the lithium out of depleted batteries isn't hard and will be done because it's cheaper than mining new deposits or extracting it from seawater.

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