Out of our depth: deep sea mining in Papua New Guinea – episode 1

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deep sea mining in Papua New Guinea
Map of Papua New Guinea from CIA world fact book.

GEM ROMULD, TEISHAN AHEARNE, COREY GREEN, EMMA CRUNCH & KERRI-LEE HARDING on 3CR COMMUNITY RADIO | 16 November 2017

“It’s a race to the bottom of the sea on the frontier of extractive industries: experimental deep sea mining.Canadian company Nautilus Minerals is planning to mine a hydrothermal vent 1500m underwater: Solwara 1 in the Bismarck Sea. This sea is ringed by islands and coastal communities that depend upon it, in a country that has already seen the worst of land-based mining. Surrounding communities, led by the Alliance of the Solwara Warriors, are calling for a ban on deep sea mining.”

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