WALLIS & FUTUNA : STOP DEEP SEABED MINING !
TO ALL GOVERNMENTS AND MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES ON THE PLANET
As concerned citizens around the world, we urge you to take responsibility by stopping Eramet, Technip, Areva, SialeO 's Project that could ravage the ocean floor of the Wallis and Futuna Islands, whose neightbours are Fiji Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa and Tonga,
Mining activities in deep seabed would be catastrophic for our climate and biodiversity of the planet. Our ecosystems are fragile and we simply don't know the extent of the risk posed by this type of industrial activity underwater.
You have the power to cause ever seen damages to our health and our planet, or take a historic decision for the protection of our Planet - Now we urge you to act this reflected responsibility.!
These are the local people of the Pacific islands who will pay the charges and casualties earliers, before all humanity if we disrupt the oceanic carbon cycle.
We all know how the mines are toxic and can devastate ecosystems subsea - just imagine the mad rush of companies eager to delve the depths in search of minerals. This is the last thing our dying oceans need.
Pollution of water and air, radioactive waste, distorted landscapes : the extraction and processing of rare earth is a source of worldwide.environmental problems..
In Wallis and Futuna, the potential exploitation of underwater rare earths are an area of conflict.
Chiefdoms kingdoms Uvea, Alo and Sigave clearly -and very firmly- reminded their ancestral rights to the land, out of water and under water.
The exploitation of rare earth in deep water may affect the ecosystem threatened biodiversity.
In case of exploitation of marine rare earth in great depth, the environment would be threatened by the report of the CNRS and IFREMER (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea).
"Undeniably, the mining process will have impacts on the environment. These impacts may be very localized or otherwise very extensive, lasting more or less long and will be more or less specific to the nature of the exploited resource, and the adaptive capacity of ecosystems to these impacts "details the study.
There are several methods of extraction to exploit these resources. The dumpsters by collecting system attached to a cable towed by a ship, the vacuum system via a tube, or the extraction system with free and autonomous samplers. In all cases, these methods of pickups impact the marine environment.
With the operation, the report stresses that the habitat of certain animals and microorganisms could be partially destroyed. Similarly, collection of rare earths by suction could cause the disappearance of many animals and microorganisms, due to the combined effects of abrasion, decompression and due to the temperature rise in the tube. Finally, operation could cause an increase of the concentration of toxic compounds in the marine environment.
"The exploitation of deep sea resources could pose several problems in terms of environmental impact. Causing such destruction of sediment layers, and an increase in the concentration of heavy metals, threatening some microorganisms, "explains Sylvain Lamare.
These are local people of the Pacific islands who will pay the charges and casualties early, before all humanity if we disrupt the oceanic carbon cycle.
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