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Manganese nodules a danger for the environment?

Manganese nodules are new founded resource for copper, nickel and cobalt.
But are they a danger to the environment?

When taken from the ground of the see a dispersed cloud of sediment is triggered. Even after a decade the ground of the sea did not recover from taking the manganese nodules. Also the animals like crabs are endangered because of the digging in their habitat. The digging destroys their habitat.

The technology to take this resource without endangering the ecosystem around them already is in development. It is not known when the manganese nodules can be taken.

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