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Well……….can you say, “Recycle”?

“Gold rush-era discards could fuel cellphones, TVs”

http://news.yahoo.com/gold-rush-era-discards-could-fuel-cellphones-tvs-133752521.html

“There’s a rush in the U.S. to find key components of cellphones, televisions, weapons systems, wind turbines, MRI machines and the regenerative brakes in hybrid cars, and old mine tailings piles just might be the answer. They may contain a group of versatile minerals the periodic table called rare earth elements.

“Uncle Sam could be sitting on a gold mine,” said Larry Meinert, director of the mineral resource program for the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va.”

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By Doug

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