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On the trail of tantalum: tracking a conflict mineral

Over the past 15 years the source of tantalum has changed from being mainly in Australia to being predominantly mined in Rwanda and the DRC, raising concerns about its status as a conflict mineral. The Dodd-Frank Act means that companies must trace the source of these minerals and only use accredited resources, but has this impacted upon the safety of communities in war-torn nations?

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