CRP “slams” EPA over disputed phosphate mine approval process costs

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Thursday, 03 December 2015

The New Zealand-headquartered phosphates junior is strongly disputing a number of costs put to it in invoices from the EPA, which include charges for alcohol and other outgoings apparently unrelated to the company’s application process.

New Zealand-based Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd (CRP), which saw its application for marine consent to mine phosphates refused earlier this year by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), has attacked the organisation over what it sees as unjustified invoiced costs.

CRP had intended to begin mining the Chatham Rise phosphate deposit, located...

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