British Geological Survey releases new "risk list"

September 19, 2011

To coincide with the British Science Festival, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has released a new ‘Risk List’ which ranks the risk to global supply of chemical elements of economic value. The list highlights vulnerable elements where global production is concentrated in a small number of countries, including metals which are critical to development of a low-carbon digital economy. The risk list helps to focus future research on diversifying supply from new resources, using greener production technologies and cost effective recycling.

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