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NT opens public consultation on seabed mining ban

THE Northern Territory government has opened a public consultation on its decision to ban seabed mining.

 A floating production storage and offloading facility used by De Beers to mine diamonds from the sea floor offshore Africa.

A floating production storage and offloading facility used by De Beers to mine diamonds from the sea floor offshore Africa.

  The move to ban seabed mining was announced in February, despite the government already having a moratorium on the practice in place since 2012. Seabed mining has never been undertaken in the NT...

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