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Vanuatu prepares for deep sea mining

MAREX | The Maritime Executive

The Republic of Vanuatu has commenced a national consultation program on a draft Deep Sea Minerals Policy.

Past studies in Vanuatu’s waters have revealed the presence of massive seafloor sulfide deposits within its exclusive economic zone, which could contain significant quantities of copper, gold, zinc, silver and other commercially viable minerals. 814 more words

Papua New Guinea

St Barbara looks to dump responsibility for its failures onto Solomon Islands government

St Barbara calls on Solomons to help ensure Gold Ridge mine remains safe

Cole Latimer | Australian Mining

St Barbara has called on the Solomon Islands Government aid to ensure its tailings dam does not burst in the upcoming wet season. 495 more words

Environmental Impact

Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts

Armed with new high-tech equipment, mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood. 1,613 more words

Papua New Guinea

Solomons' miner told tailings threat its responsibility

Radio New Zealand

Solomon Islands says the onus is on Australian mine operator, St Barbara, to sort out any threat should the Gold Ridge tailings dam bursts. 148 more words

Environmental Impact

Experimental seabad mining one-step closer in PNG

Nautilus satisfies the first of two conditions set by the PNG government for the release of US$113 million in funding: Overwhelming community opposition looks set to be ignored… 176 more words

Papua New Guinea

John Momis: A mined mind

He can not listen to his people’s cries, even when they gave him and the Asian puppet, O’Neill, a Farewell ceremony meant for dead people instead of a welcome ceremony at the Panguna MINED and DESTROYED site. 146 more words

Papua New Guinea

Chatham Rise seabed mining could have impacts on whales, EPA told

Fuseworks media

Mining phosphate on the Chatham Rise, off the east coast of New Zealand’s south island, could potentially have many impacts on marine mammals like whales and dolphins, the Environmental Protection Agency was told today. 359 more words

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