Christmas Crabs

Treadgold, Tim
December 2008
Forbes Asia;12/22/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 22, p72
The article reports on the plans of the Australian government to ban phosphate mining on the Christmas Island, a tiny island belonging to Australia in the Indian Ocean. It informs about the dispute between the environmentalists and the miners, and the plans of the current owner of the mine, Phosphate Resources, to continue selling phosphate. CSBP, one of Australia's biggest fertilizer makers, relies on Christmas Island phosphate for about 10% of the phosphate used in its product.


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