Benham Rise has great value - Atienza
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Benham Rise is of great economic value to future generations of Filipinos, based on the massive deposits of metal-bearing nodules found around the extinct volcano ridge, House senior deputy minority leader and Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza said on Sunday. “The sea floor around Benham is covered with metal-rich chunks – manganese nodules that also contain nickel, copper, cobalt and other minerals,” Atienza, a former Environment secretary, said. The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (Namria) previously explored Benham and found exceptionally high concentrations of manganese nodules on the seabed, he said.
Benham Rise has great value - Atienza. (2017, March 20). The Manila Times, p. A2.
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Economics; Ferromanganese nodules; Nickel; Copper; Cobalt; Mineral resources; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; International law; Territorial waters; Disputes; Continental shelves; National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA); Benham Rise Protection and Development Authority; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Atienza, Lito; Arroyo, Gloria
- The Manila Times