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Victory: Mexico Seabed Mining Project Scrapped

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By Shreema Mehta

May 13, 2016

Coastal communities living in Baja California Sur, Mexico, achieved a huge victory recently in blocking an offshore mining project -- one of several proposed projects to dredge up minerals from the sea.

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Tagged with: mexico, offshore, deep sea mining, seabed mining, offshore mining, don diego, phosphate, endangered, turtle

Community rallies to oppose mine waste dumping in Norwegian Fjords

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By Shreema Mehta

March 7, 2016

Norway is a country known for both its affluence and progressive policies. But despite its sterling reputation, its government makes a highly destructive allowance to the mining industry: it permits mining operations to allow the direct dumping of toxic mine waste into the country’s famous fjords.

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Tagged with: mining, tailings, norway, fjords

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