ABSTRACT

Science & Tech Spotlight: Deep-Sea Mining   [open pdf - 661KB]

From Why it Matters: "The ocean floor contains vast quantities of critical minerals vital for many applications, such as aircraft components and rechargeable batteries. Increased demand for such minerals has driven technology development for exploration and extraction from deep-sea mining. However, the long-term environmental effects from deep-sea mining are as yet unknown."

Report Number:
GAO-22-105507
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Date:
2021-12
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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