UK deep sea mining legislation clears first hurdle

By Nilima Choudhury
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014

Deep Sea Mining Bill has the potential to generate up to £40bn of income for the UK by 2030

A mining legislation to explore and exploit mineral resources of the deep-sea bed has today cleared the UK’s lower house of government.

Currently awaiting reading at the House of Lords, the Bill, if enacted, would allow miners to explore for polymetallic nodules, which could also be a source of manganese,...

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