Research conducted at Ames lab critical to national security, U.S. official says

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Des Moines Register report on the U.S. Secretary of Energy visit to Ames Laboratory
Des Moines Register report on the U.S. Secretary of Energy visit to Ames Laboratory: CMI Director Tom Lograsso (left) describes the award winning, patented acid-free dissolution process developed by CMI researchers to U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, who looks at sample of shredded hard disk drive in the CAMPS laboratory.

Developments like those at Ames Laboratory to recover rare magnets from computer waste are critical to national security, U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said during a Wednesday visit to the facility.

Concerns about the United States' reliance on supplies from foreign nations have surfaced during COVID-19 pandemic as health officials scramble for medical supplies.

The concerns have been the impetus in recent U.S. efforts to secure access to rare minerals that are essential for highly advanced technologies.

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