The Ministry of Natural Resources recently announced the "Letter on Proposal Response No. 0206 (Resources and Environment No. 024) of the Fourth Meeting of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference", in response to the "Proposal on Accelerating the Resolution of Prominent Environmental Issues in the Rare Earth Industry" proposed by the Central Committee of the Jiu San Society Respond to relevant suggestions involved.
Rare earth is an advantageous resource in our country. The "Mineral Resources Law" and its supporting regulations make it clear that rare earth is a specific mineral for protective mining. The Ministry of Natural Resources and other departments regard rare earth as a key national-level management and protection target and implement total mining control to guide the orderly development of rare earth resources. First, the Ministry of Natural Resources actively promoted and cooperated with the National Development and Reform Commission to appropriately adjust the rare earth industry policy. Continue to promote the development and integration of rare earth resources, actively support the integration and reorganization of large rare earth enterprise groups, promote the optimal allocation of rare earth resources, and further increase the scale and intensification of the development of rare earth resources. The situation of "multiple, small, scattered and chaotic" rare earth mines have become apparent Change. Second, the Ministry of Natural Resources cooperates with the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment to implement the spirit of important instructions and instructions from the central leadership on the rare earth industry. Relevant departments have held several special meetings on the green mining and safety assurance of my country's medium and heavy rare earth resources. They have studied and put forward relevant replacement technologies to eliminate radioactive slag and ammonia nitrogen pollution and the unorganized seepage of leaching liquid from the source, so as to achieve my country's medium and heavy rare earth resources. Effective improvement of the level of green development of rare earth resources.
The Ministry of Natural Resources stated that in the next step, it will continue to cooperate with the National Development and Reform Commission and other departments to tackle the core technology of green mining of medium and heavy rare earth resources, accelerate the development of new technologies, and large-scale trials, and build on the norms for the construction of green mines in the non-ferrous metal industry. Encourage industry associations to formulate standards for the construction of green mines in the rare earth industry based on the development characteristics of rare earth mines, and at the same time give play to the role of demonstration and leading role of existing rare-earth green mines, and drive the upgrading and transformation of other rare earth production mines.