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


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By 3CR 855AM Community Radio, Megan Williams, Bec Horridge, Nicky Stott, Eiddwen Jeffery, Judith Peppard, and Jacob Gamble.. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
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.This is part 1 of 2.Website: Deep Sea Mining campaign

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