Find the dirty truth of going green in China’s toxic Lake Baotou, 2,500 sq kms of ugly REEality

… the Senkaku Incident led government and corporate leaders throughout the world to take moral stock of their fairly idiotic presumptuous dependence on and vulnerability to China by relying solely on these resources that have become essential to life. The critical value of China’s REEs to maintaining growth of green and high-tech sectors was especially alarming, awakening an immediate search for new REEs suppliers and sites. It was to become a frenzied activity that unsurprisingly led the observant opportunistic to take advantage of their frantic despair.