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Deep sea mining to help produce electric vehicles

As the world begins to transfer away from petrol and diesel-power automobiles, there are questions over how the metals wanted for batteries in electric vehicles might be sourced.

One risk is to mine the deep ocean ground. Quite a few firms are lining up to exploit the minerals discovered there, however campaigners warn it may have a disastrous impression on the marine surroundings.

The BBC’s Chief Environment correspondent, Justin Rowlatt, studies.

Filming: Sam Farmar

Edited by : Emily Brooks

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