Poland may start experimental seabed mining in the Pacific

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Radio Poland | 24.02.2017

Few Poles actually know that their country has a sort of submarine plot located 500 miles southeast of Hawaii toward Mexico.

It has an area of 75,000 km2, which roughly equates to one quarter of Poland’s surface.

A Polish-based consortium has received permits from the International Seabed Authority to explore the zone. Will the country be able to start tapping into a vast well of underwater resources in the near future? 

“I think [technically] we could be quite optimistic here. Perhaps the deep-sea mining project for polymetallic nodules might be a reality within just a couple of years,” said Tomasz Abramowski Director General of Interoceanmetal.

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