Deep Sea Mining Update, Part One

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    There has long been public opposition to deep sea mining, a technology that extracts resources from the ocean floor. In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill discusses the Solwara 1 deep sea mining experiment in Papua New Guinea and poses questions about the meaning of the project and its impacts on the environment and both local and national economies. And he highlights some of the various groups mounting opposition and legal action against the principle Nautilus Minerals and the various holding and investment companies involved with the project.

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Deep Sea Mining Update, part two is available here.

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About World Ocean Radio
Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide.

Image Credit
Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Resources from this Episode
< Mining Watch Canada
< Deep Sea Mining Campaign
< Deep Sea Mining Company Sinking in Deep Water
< Alliance of Solwara Warriors Lodge Objection / Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
< About Solwara 1
< Deep Sea Mining and the Controversial Solwara 1 Project in Papua New Guinea
< World Ocean Radio (July 2017): Deep Sea Mining in Papua New Guinea