Perspective on Chromium from the U.S. Bureau of Mines.
Chromium Rev 1983 Apr; 1(1):6-7
The importance of chromium is demonstrated by its inclusion in the strategic materials stockpile maintained by the federal government for the protection of national security. The stockpile contains about a 3-yr supply of chromium-containing materials at current consumption rates and is to be used to fill national security needs in the event of a supply shortage. The Bureau of Mines, among others, is researching ways that might allow the United States to become less dependent upon chromium. The research is aimed at the development of processes that would permit the use of low-grade domestic ore, the recycling of chromium-containing materials, the production of more chromium-efficient materials, and the identification of alternatives to chromium-containing materials.
Chromium Rev., V. 1, No. 1., April 1983, PP. 6-7