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A lot of mercury is required – 11,000 tonnes was utilised in the USA – a considerable quantity being lost to “wastes, spills and evaporation”. Further use of the Colex process is banned in the USA. TVEL’s Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant in Siberia is the largest supplier of Li-7 hydroxide monohydrate (with purity up to 99.95%), meeting up to 80% of the world’s requirements. It is created by electrolysis of an aqueous lithium chloride remedy employing a mercury cathode. In June 2014, NCCP signed a 3-year contract for supply of lithium-7 of 99.99% purity to China. Below the International Energy...