Marine phosphate mining has never been rejected for not being a good thing, says the Namibia Marine Phosphate CEO for Project Operations. Barnabas Uugwanga told the media in Windhoek last Friday that no marine phosphate mining has to date been refused anywhere in the world and if that has happened…
Friday, 28 September 2012 10:23

Phosphate Mining Under Microscope

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WE WISH to convey some perspectives on your article in the edition of 24 September 2012 as it is not only ‘Sandpiper’s impact on hake under the microscope’ but indeed the cumulative effect and impact of all four marine phosphate projects on the marine environment and the fishing industry as…
A key component of the licensing condition attached to the rights granted to Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) to develop the Sandpiper project off the coast of Walvis Bay was that the company should conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study, to assess the likely impact that the company's dredging activities…
Independent fisheries experts commissioned by Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) say that dredging will have a “negligible” effect on the national hake industry. Not everyone agrees. NMP commissioned the experts to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) after receiving a licence allowing it to develop the Sandpiper project off the coast…