Nauru Phosphate Corporation
By romulusnr @ 2006-06-29 19:20:36
The Nauru Phosphate Corporation (NPC) is a government-owned company controlling phosphate mining in Nauru. The economy of Nauru is almost wholly dependent on phosphate which has led to environmental catastrophe. The island's phosphate deposits were depleted by 2000 although it is believed that some small-scale mining is still in progress.