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Seabed Mining

In 2018, the first deep seabed mining will begin production in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea. The project­­—Solwara I, is to be executed by Nautilus Minerals, which has been granted the lease to mine the deep sea for metals. Nautilus holds approximately 450,000 sq km of exploration acreage in the western Pacific, covering Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga, as well as international waters in the eastern Pacific (The Telegraph, 2014). Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD),...

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