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The Environmental Protection Agency said it is “open to discussing the broader issues surrounding the proposal.”
The proposed ban would cover more than just the rare earths. It also would ban the use of two other elements found in the substance: manganese and lead.
The EPA had proposed limits on the use of rare earth elements in the 1970s and later on all other items except for iron and steel in the 1980s. But it has always had exceptions for rare earths containing titanium and platinum.
The agency has made a second proposal to phase out production of the materials. This would require a court to rule on a la바카라사이트wsuit that the ban amounts to an anti-competitive regulation, ac바카라cording to an EPA review issued in November 2015.