Marine Phosphate Mining

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Namibian Marine Phosphate Ltd (Pty) - Namibian Marine,

Namibian Marine Phosphate (Pty) Ltd (NMP) is developing the world's first marine phosphate project off the coast of Namibia and will establish Namibia as a premier rock phosphate producer, contributing to the Namibian economy and supporting ongoing crop production through the provision of phosphorus for fertiliser.Marine Phosphate Mining - The Earth Organization,Marine phosphate mining has never been done anywhere else in the world and Namibian coastal waters are now facing the threat of being the testing ground. Phosphate mining of the seafloor is a major concern for leading marine scientists worldwide, yet these concerns have not yet been adequately considered in Namibia.Sandpiper Marine Phosphate Project, Atlantic Ocean,,Mining of the Sandpiper marine phosphate project The Sandpiper phosphate deposit is planned to be developed using trailing suction hopper dredging (TSHD) technology. A TSH dredger vessel consists of a retractable dredge arm and a suction dredge head to extract marine sediments from the sea bed.

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Namibia: Say No to Marine Phosphate Mining! - Avaaz

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 marineNamibia approves world’s first marine phosphate mining project,The Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) has approved the marine phosphate mining application from an Omani mining company, paving the way for the opening of the world’s first ever,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 Currie,

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Namibia’s Dilemma. Weighing Up the Pros and Cons of Marine,

NMP, however, is also involved in another pending High Court case about its marine phosphate mining plans. Namibian fishing industry associations are asking the court to declare the mining licence that was issued to NMP in July 2011 as invalid.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 Currie,Marine phosphate mining on ice - Environment - Namibian Sun,The environmental clearance granted for offshore phosphate mining will be withdrawn, and all affected parties now have three months to give input.

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Environmental and socio-economic impacts – Marine,

Marine phosphate mining will likely have considerable detrimental impact on tourism, particularly coastal and marine tourism. Bulk marine sediment mining requires additional coastal developments that have associated impacts.Mexican Government Endorses Marine Phosphate Mining,,Even better than "endorsing" marine mining of phosphate, the Mexican government practiced the trade itself - implicitly endorsing the activity.Phosphate mining in the United States - Wikipedia,Most phosphate mining is of sedimentary phosphorite, a phosphorus-rich deposit formed under shallow marine conditions. However, a number of US phosphate deposits occur where the original marine-deposited phosphate minerals have been concentrated by weathering and redeposition, often under nonmarine conditions.

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Namibia:Marine phosphate mining: The tug-of-war

The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernard Esau has been vocal against marine phosphate mining, having called for scientific studies to determine its impact on marine resources. He was particularly disturbed that the environment clearance certificate was issued to NMP, without inputs from his ministry.Namibia - 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).Deep Sea Mining a New Ocean Threat | HuffPost,Oct 20, 2015· Marine phosphate mining is in consideration off Namibia (currently under moratorium), New Zealand (the environmental permit was denied earlier this year, but the developer is considering,

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Marine phosphate mining: prosperity or bust? - Prime

Another important component to consider is the long-term effects that Marine Phosphate Mining will have on the aquatics since 18-months is not an adequate amount of time to make a concrete conclusion on what would happen five years into the operations of Marine Phosphate Mining.Marine phosphate mining gets Namibians hot under,Marine phosphate mining is a potential income revenue stream for Namibians, but government and environmental groups are cautious.Phosphate mining approved | Namibian Mining News,Namibia’s marine phosphate mining approval does not have rules regarding the restoration of the environment. The alliance group in South Africa is calling for financial provisions to cover restoration costs once mining had been concluded.

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National assembly erupts as ministries lock heads | Mining,

The mining of phosphate in the country has recently been questioned and would be challenged by The Confederation of Namibian Fishing Associations (CNFA), who believe Namibia Marine Phosphate (NMP) may have received a premature clearance to mine, from environment commissioner, Teofilus Nghitila.NAMIBIA MAY BAN MARINE PHOSPHATE MINING,Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Bernard Esau has on Monday hinted that government might issue a second ban on the mining of phosphate off the country’s coast.Esau told media that the ban is necessary to give chance for a thorough environment impact study to be conducted, despite pressure from companies includingESJT raises red flag on marine phosphate mining,,The Economic and Social Justice Trust (ESJT) has called for the permanent cancellation of the environmental clearance certificate awarded to a company intending to mine phosphate off the Namibian coast.

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Marine phosphate mining gets Namibians hot under

Marine phosphate mining is a potential income revenue stream for Namibians, but government and environmental groups are cautious.NAMIBIA MAY BAN MARINE PHOSPHATE MINING,Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Bernard Esau has on Monday hinted that government might issue a second ban on the mining of phosphate off the country’s coast.Esau told media that the ban is necessary to give chance for a thorough environment impact study to be conducted, despite pressure from companies includingNamibian Judge Rules in Favour of Marine Phosphate Mining,,Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) has won a court battle against the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, who in September 2016 set aside the environmental clearance certificate that had given the company the go-ahead to start marine phosphate mining off the coast of Namibia.

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Phosphate Mining Goes Deep Sea | Investing News Network

New Zealand is leading the charge in marine phosphate exploration, with mining hopeful Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd. (NZAX:CRP) recently reporting that it has secured funding for its 2012 work,Namibian Marine Phosphate Ltd (Pty) - Namibian Marine,,What is Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP)? NMP is a joint venture (JV) company between Australian mining house UCL Resources Limited, Oman based Mawarid Mining LLC, and Namibian company Havana Investements (PTY) Ltd.BERNARD ESAU’S RESPONSE TO MARINE PHOSPHATE MINING,4.3 In the absence of such clarification, MFMR is concerned that marine phosphate mining may commence immediately, which may cause irreparable damage to the marine ecosystem including fisheries stocks, and hence cause a conflict between mining and fishing industries.

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ESJT raises red flag on marine phosphate mining,

The Economic and Social Justice Trust (ESJT) has called for the permanent cancellation of the environmental clearance certificate awarded to a company intending to mine phosphate off the Namibian coast.Phosphate mining approved | Namibian Mining News,Namibia’s marine phosphate mining approval does not have rules regarding the restoration of the environment. The alliance group in South Africa is calling for financial provisions to cover restoration costs once mining had been concluded.Namibian Marine Phosphate | Papua New Guinea Mine,Posts about Namibian Marine Phosphate written by ramunickel. Papua New Guinea Mine Watch.,and tourism’s decision to set aside an environmental clearance certificate that gave the go-ahead for the start of marine phosphate mining in Namibian waters has come under attack in the Windhoek High Court.

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Namibia Marine Phosphate comes out of its corner |

Namibia Marine Phosphate (NMP) issued a statement over the weekend expressing its dissatisfaction and concern over its Environment Clearance Certificate withdrawn by the Environmental Commissioner, which effectively ends all hopes of the company establishing a marine phosphate mining venture off the Namibian coast near WalvisOffshore 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.Namibia: Phosphate Mining Banned - allAfrica,THE government has placed a moratorium on planned marine phosphate mining off the country's coastal waters for the next 18 months until an environmental impact study has shown that mining will not,

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Mineral Resource of the Month: Phosphate Rock |

Phosphate rock deposits can be sedimentary or igneous, but more than 80 percent of the world’s current production of phosphate rock is mined from sedimentary deposits formed by deposition of phosphate-rich materials in marine environments.Namibian green light for marine phosphate mining |,Namibian Marine Phosphate was awarded mining permits by the Ministry of Mines and Energy to extract marine phosphate 120 km southwest of the port of Walvis Bay but mining was delayed by a,,

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