Chatham Rock, would-be seabed phosphate miner, files second EEZ marine consent application

Mon, 31 Mar 2014

March 31 (BusinessDesk) - Chatham Rock Phosphate, which wants to mine phosphate nodules from the seafloor on the Chatham Rise, has submitted a draft marine consent application to the Environmental Protection Authority. The application is the second to be submitted under new EEZ legislation. TransTasman Resources, which wants to hoover ironsands off the seafloor more than 20 kilometres off the coast from Patea is currently going through the first ever hearings under the new regime. CRP’s application comes after more than four years’ work and $...

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