June 25, 2008

Sea-Bed Mining Concerns

By TIFFANY, Martin

An Australia-based NGO is encouraging Pacific governments to take a closer look at the potential devastation of sea-bed mining. The Mineral Policy Institute is one of several groups raising concerns about Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals, which has carried out sea-bed test extractions in Papua New Guinea's exclusive economic zone. Nautilus is also starting explorations in Tonga, and has lodged exploration licence applications in Fiji and Solomon Islands.

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