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Marine phosphate mining gets Namibians hot under the ...

Marine phosphate mining is a potential income revenue stream for Namibians, but government and environmental groups are cautious. Namibian central coastline is potentially sitting on an annual N$4 ...

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Alarm at seabed destruction from SA phosphate mining ...

Nov 07, 2017· Studies commissioned by the Safeguard our Seabed Coalition (SOSC), an alliance of non-governmental organisations, has warned that marine phosphate mining "would have severe and irreversible impacts on marine ecosystems and fishery resources and associated jobs, livelihood and food security benefits sustained by our fishing industry".

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Sandpiper Marine Phosphate Project ... - Mining Technology

The project is owned by Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP), a joint venture between Namibia-based companies Minemakers (42.5%), UCL Resources (42.5%) and Tungeni Investments (15%). The marine deposit was discovered by Gencor, a South African mining company, in the 1990s. It is believed to be the largest identified marine phosphate deposit in the ...

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Namibia: Fisheries Workers Against Marine Phosphate Mining ...

OVER 1 000 people, mostly workers in the fishing industry at Walvis Bay, participated in a mass protest against marine phosphate mining, urging the government not to grant prospective miners an ...

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Don Diego underwater phosphate mining | HR Wallingford

Marine phosphate is of increasing international interest as a strategic reserve of agricultural fertiliser. At present no major marine phosphate deposits are being developed, and there is a high level of scrutiny of emerging proposals. The proposed Don Diego dredging .

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Offshore mining of marine phosphate | NCE

Offshore mining of marine phosphate This is the requirement of the Environmental Management Act, and this is also consistent with international best practice. The Office of the Environmental Commissioner has followed this approach to arrive at a decision to allow the phased mining of marine phosphates.

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Marine Phosphate Mining Cannot Be Sustained By Namibia ...

The Namibian marine environment cannot accommodate a viable fishing industry and the disruptive exercise of marine phosphate mining, says environmental lobby group Swakopmund Matters .

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Namibian fishing sector protests marine mining project

Sep 24, 2019· Namibia's Chamber of Mines, the trade group representing the mining sector, has offered to work with the government to "expedite the process of formulating a workable strategy to progress marine phosphate mining in Namibia, one that supports a healthy co-existence with the environment and other sectors of the economy."

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How Has Phosphate Mining in Nauru Led to an Environmental ...

Nov 03, 2017· Additionally, runoff from mining sites has left the water in and around Nauru severly contaminated. Researchers estimate that approximately 40% of the marine life has been lost due to this pollution. Additionally, the only remaining phosphate on the island would not produce a profit if mined.

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SWAPO - Phosphate Mining - Key to Namibia's Industrialisation

Phosphate Mining - Key to Namibia's Industrialisation ... In 1995 he pioneered into marine diamond mining as Managing Director of Namibian Minerals Corporation which became a listed company on the Namibian Stock Exchange. In 2003 he was managing Sakawe Mining Corporation of which he is still a director. He is also the Managing director of LLD ...

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Namibia. Marine Phosphate Mining Saga Back in Court | SAPFIA

Jul 06, 2020· At an international level, marine phosphate mining goes against the UN goals for Sustainable Development, International Maritime Law and Namibia's renowned Constitution and laws. It also goes against Namibia's vision 2030 which guides the nation's future development.

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phosphate mining | | NBC

Tourism ministry to pronounce itself on marine phosphate mining on Thursday by editor1 / Jun 18, 2018 / 0 comments The decision whether to allow for marine phosphate mining in Namibia or not, will be made on Thursday by Environment and Tourism Minister Pohamba Shifeta.

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Phosphate mining on hold for court decision - Business ...

Feb 08, 2019· The mining licence area covers an area of 2 223 square kilometres in water depths of between 190 and 300 metres. A target production area has been identified at depths greater than 200 metres. The area to be mined for phosphate covers 0.0003% of Namibia's exclusive economic marine .

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Namibia: Fisheries Workers Against Marine Phosphate Mining ...

OVER 1 000 people, mostly workers in the fishing industry at Walvis Bay, participated in a mass protest against marine phosphate mining, urging the government not to grant prospective miners an ...

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Namibia's Dilemma. The Pros and Cons of Marine Phosphate ...

Jul 04, 2018· Marine phosphate mining in Namibian waters is back on newspapers' front pages, including a flurry of activity from key stakeholders. Should this go ahead, it would be a world first. Rumblings started in April 2018 following the mining industry conference. The Namibian Chamber of Mines backed marine phosphate mining, maintaining that phosphate ...

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Namibian fishing sector protests marine mining project

Sep 24, 2019· Namibia's Chamber of Mines, the trade group representing the mining sector, has offered to work with the government to "expedite the process of formulating a workable strategy to progress marine phosphate mining in Namibia, one that supports a healthy co-existence with the environment and other sectors of the economy."

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Marine phosphate mining for dummies - The Namibian

WITH the debate around the sustainability, profitability and legality of marine phosphate mining swirling, the voice of a marine scientist was missing. The Namibian (TN) spoke to Bronwen

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Namibia: Say No to Marine Phosphate Mining!

May 27, 2016· Please help stop marine phosphate mining! The dredging of 3‐6 metres of the sea floor over potentially 2233 square kilometres by just one company will cause direct irreparable destruction to the building blocks of the entire marine ecosystem causing direct harm to the food supply chain for fish, humans, endangered sea turtles and endangered marine mammals.

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Phosphate mining approved | Namibian Mining News

The environment ministry approved an application by an Arab-majority owned company to extract marine phosphate from the sea, despite concerns about a lack of consultations and the danger to the ocean ecosystem. Phosphate, which will be used to make fertilisers, is expected to be extracted around 120 kilometres into the sea, south-west of Walvis Bay, .

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Oman

Namibian Marine Phosphate Background Namibian Marine Phosphate (Pty) Limited (NMP) is a joint venture company owned 85% by Mawarid Mining LLC through its 100% owned Namibian registered subsidiary companies and 15% by Namibian registered Havana Investments (Pty) Limited (Havana).

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NMP says marine phosphate mining will help grow Namibia's ...

NMP has been envisioning a marine phosphate mining project for many years, using offshore contract dredging 120 km south of Walvis Bay and a shore-based processing plant. NMP also plans to supply ...

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Deep Sea Mining a New Ocean Threat | HuffPost

Marine phosphate (fertilizer) and methane hydrate (energy) resources found in shallower waters, 100 m - 500 m deep, are often discussed in context with deep sea minerals. Marine phosphate mining is in consideration off Namibia (currently under moratorium), New Zealand (the environmental permit was denied earlier this year, ...

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NMP awaits court judgment on Sandpiper marine phosphate ...

Many fishing industry workers have been protesting against marine phosphate mining in Namibia, urging government to not grant prospective miners an ECC. .

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Phosphate mining in the United States - Wikipedia

Phosphate mining in the United States - Wikipedia