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The bad news, of course, is that Japan has to figure out how to extract the minerals from 6-12 feet under the seabed four miles beneath the ocean surface —

Remember Howard Hughes' efforts in 1974 to mine molybdenum nodules from the ocean bottom. It was a CIA cover story, but others tried to copy his effort.

You wonder how much the technology has advanced since 1974. Here is one report: https://www.mining.com/undersea-minings-bizarre-origins-cia-...
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