Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Deep-sea Mining update

The Chinese are set to begin a deep-sea mining project in the Indian Ocean.

From the Independent
The Chinese government has just lodged the first application to mine for minerals under the seabed in international waters, in this case on a ridge in the Indian Ocean 1,700 metres (more than 5,000ft) below the surface.
The feasibility and cost involved in deep sea mining is one concern, the environmental concerns, especially considering the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, is another.

1 comment:

Saipan Writer said...

This is incredibly terrifying. The Chinese are no better, and possibly worse, than other countries at their environmental and human safety records.