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October 10, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
U.S. support for an international agreement on the exploitation of oil and mineral resources in Antarctica faced formidable opposition Monday at the opening of a 39-nation conference on Antarctica. French Prime Minister Michel Rocard set the tone for the meeting, a review of the 1959 Antarctic Treaty that will expire in 1991, by proposing that Antarctica be converted into a "nature reserve" to protect it from mining and other infringement on the fragile environment.
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October 10, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
U.S. support for an international agreement on the exploitation of oil and mineral resources in Antarctica faced formidable opposition Monday at the opening of a 39-nation conference on Antarctica. French Prime Minister Michel Rocard set the tone for the meeting, a review of the 1959 Antarctic Treaty that will expire in 1991, by proposing that Antarctica be converted into a "nature reserve" to protect it from mining and other infringement on the fragile environment.
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