New Ireland governor casts more doubt on PNG seabed mining

The Governor of Papua New Guinea's New Ireland province has cast further doubt on the viability of seabed mining.

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Collecting machine. Photo: Nautilus Minerals

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | 8 Dec 2016

“Sir Julius Chan, who is a former prime minister, says he is in a dilemma over the Solwara 1 mining project planned for the sea in his province.

While he is keen on economic developments, Sir Julius said the sea is the “garden” of his people, yet the impacts of seabed exploration are a set of unknowns.

Although interested in what new technologies can achieve, he questions the veracity of the environmental impact study by project developer Nautilus.”

 

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