Lack of environmental safeguards highlighted in Cooks legislation

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Mining for copper under the sea Photo: Nautilus Minerals

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | 17 November 2017

“The Pacific Network on Globalisation says claims environmental costs would stop seabed mining in the Cook Islands would be thwarted by a lack of safeguards in the country’s laws.

PANG co-ordinator Maureen Penjueli says the Cooks’ Seabed Minerals Act dates back to 2009 when deep-sea mining was believed to be low risk, high return.

She said in 2017 the risks to the environment were still little understood.”

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