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Pollution of the Panguna mine in Bougainville: Rio Tinto ...

2020-9-29  Pollution of the Panguna mine in Bougainville: Rio Tinto targeted by a complaint in AustraliaSydney (AFP) Anglo-Australian giant Rio Tinto is accused

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A development consequence — Disposal of mining waste

1974-1-1  The mine is being operated by Bougainville Copper Pty. Ltd., a subsidiary of Conzinc Rio Tinto of Australia, which is itself 80 % owned by the British mining giant Rio Tinto Zinc. The Papua New Guinea government and the Investment Corporation together own a 20 % share- holding in Bougainville Copper, but there is political pressure for a re ...

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Rio Tinto walks away from environmental responsibility for ...

2017-4-6  Rio Tinto operated the Panguna copper mine in Bougainville from 1972 until 1989, when local landowners — angered about pollution and revenue

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Bougainville: Rio Tinto will assess the pollution ...

2021-7-21  Bougainville: Rio Tinto will assess the pollution generated by its former Panguna mine Port Moresby (AFP) Rio Tinto has agreed to look into the environmental and human heritage of the gigantic Panguna mine, on the Papua island of Bougainville, announced the Anglo-Australian giant who is notably accused of having shirked its responsibilities in the cleaning up of toxic

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A development consequence — Disposal of mining waste

Countries in the South West Pacific face serious environmental pollution resulting from large-scale mining activity. Copper mining on Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, is taken as a case study. This is one of the largest copper mining operations in the world, and copper exports dominate the economy of Papua New Guinea.

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Bougainville communities file human rights complaint ...

2020-9-29  Bougainville communities file human rights complaint against Rio Tinto for impacts of mine waste pollution Today 156 Bougainville community members have filed a complaint with the Australian Government against Rio Tinto for environmental and human rights violations caused by its former mine on Bougainville in Papua New Guinea.

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Decades-old mine in Bougainville exacts devastating

2020-4-17  Decades-old mine in Bougainville exacts devastating human toll: Report. A new report by the Human Rights Law Centre in Australia details the continuing devastation wrought by a copper and gold ...

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UNPO: Environmental Costs in Bougainville

2008-1-24  Environmental Costs in Bougainville. When the Panguna copper mine opened in 1966 it had cleared 220 hectares of the Bougainville rainforest, led to the displacement of local people, and introduced over four thousand foreign workers into local communities. Thirty years later, the effects of the mine are still being felt.

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UNEP to help Bougainville manage clean-up of Rio Tinto

2013-9-4  Bougainville Copper Limited is legally responsible for the clean-up. Wariness over re-opening Public opinion on Bougainville has been shifting in favour of re-opening the mine, but many people who ...

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Bougainville OECD complaint ... - Mines and Communities

The Bougainville mine - Bougainville Copper Ltd BOC.AX - is part listed on the Australian stock market and part-owned both by the Bougainville and PNG governments . Bougainville, which held an election last week, is in talks with the Papua New Guinea government over its independence.

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A development consequence — Disposal of mining waste

Countries in the South West Pacific face serious environmental pollution resulting from large-scale mining activity. Copper mining on Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, is taken as a case study. This is one of the largest copper mining operations in the world, and copper exports dominate the economy of Papua New Guinea.

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Rio Tinto Reaches Deal to Review Bougainville Copper

2021-7-20  Its visit to the mine in 2019-20 documented copper pollution from the abandoned mine flowing directly into the rivers and vast mounds of tailings waste stretching almost 40km downstream to the ...

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Bougainville communities file human rights complaint ...

2020-9-29  Bougainville communities file human rights complaint against Rio Tinto for impacts of mine waste pollution Today 156 Bougainville community members have filed a complaint with the Australian Government against Rio Tinto for environmental and human rights violations caused by its former mine on Bougainville in Papua New Guinea.

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Bougainville: Rio Tinto will assess the pollution ...

2021-7-21  Bougainville: Rio Tinto will assess the pollution generated by its former Panguna mine Port Moresby (AFP) Rio Tinto has agreed to look into the environmental and human heritage of the gigantic Panguna mine, on the Papua island of Bougainville, announced the Anglo-Australian giant who is notably accused of having shirked its responsibilities in the cleaning up of toxic

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Decades-old mine in Bougainville exacts devastating

2020-4-17  Decades-old mine in Bougainville exacts devastating human toll: Report. A new report by the Human Rights Law Centre in Australia details the continuing devastation wrought by a copper and gold ...

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Rio Tinto to assess impacts of former Bougainville mine ...

2021-7-22  “This is an important day for communities on Bougainville. Our people have been living with the disastrous impacts of Panguna for many years and the situation is getting worse. The mine continues to poison our rivers with copper. Our kids get sick from the pollution and communities downstream are now being flooded with mine waste.

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Bougainville OECD complaint ... - Mines and Communities

The Bougainville mine - Bougainville Copper Ltd BOC.AX - is part listed on the Australian stock market and part-owned both by the Bougainville and PNG governments . Bougainville, which held an election last week, is in talks with the Papua New Guinea government over its independence.

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UNPO: Environmental Costs in Bougainville

2008-1-24  Environmental Costs in Bougainville. When the Panguna copper mine opened in 1966 it had cleared 220 hectares of the Bougainville rainforest, led to the displacement of local people, and introduced over four thousand foreign workers into local communities. Thirty years later, the effects of the mine are still being felt.

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Bougainville mine: locals who oppose its re-opening must ...

2013-12-19  Run by Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) from the 1970s, the Panguna mine spewed unprecedented amounts of pollution into the ground, water and atmosphere. It lingers to this day but nature has ...

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Rio Tinto reaches deal to review Bougainville copper mine ...

2021-7-21  Rio Tinto Ltd said on Wednesday it has reached an agreement with stakeholders of the Bougainville community to look into potential environmental damage and human rights breaches at a copper mine it ran decades ago.. Community and human rights groups have been pushing the miner to review issues around water, land and health arising from the Panguna

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Rio Tinto Reaches Deal to Review Bougainville Copper

2021-7-20  Its visit to the mine in 2019-20 documented copper pollution from the abandoned mine flowing directly into the rivers and vast mounds of tailings waste stretching almost 40km downstream to the ...

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Decades-old mine in Bougainville exacts devastating

2020-4-17  Decades-old mine in Bougainville exacts devastating human toll: Report. A new report by the Human Rights Law Centre in Australia details the continuing devastation wrought by a copper and gold ...

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Rio Tinto to assess impacts of former Bougainville mine ...

2021-7-22  “This is an important day for communities on Bougainville. Our people have been living with the disastrous impacts of Panguna for many years and the situation is getting worse. The mine continues to poison our rivers with copper. Our kids get sick from the pollution and communities downstream are now being flooded with mine waste.

More

UNPO: Environmental Costs in Bougainville

2008-1-24  Environmental Costs in Bougainville. When the Panguna copper mine opened in 1966 it had cleared 220 hectares of the Bougainville rainforest, led to the displacement of local people, and introduced over four thousand foreign workers into local communities. Thirty years later, the effects of the mine are still being felt.

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Rio Tinto reaches deal to review Bougainville copper mine ...

2021-7-20  Rio Tinto reaches deal to review Bougainville copper mine impact. MELBOURNE, July 21 (Reuters) - Rio Tinto Ltd said on Wednesday it has reached an agreement with stakeholders of the Bougainville community to look into potential environmental damage and human rights breaches at a copper mine it ran decades ago.

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Bougainville mine: locals who oppose its re-opening must ...

2013-12-19  Run by Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) from the 1970s, the Panguna mine spewed unprecedented amounts of pollution into the ground, water and atmosphere. It lingers to this day but nature has ...

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Rio Tinto reaches deal to review Bougainville copper mine ...

2021-7-21  Rio Tinto Ltd said on Wednesday it has reached an agreement with stakeholders of the Bougainville community to look into potential environmental damage and human rights breaches at a copper mine it ran decades ago.. Community and human rights groups have been pushing the miner to review issues around water, land and health arising from the Panguna

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UNEP promises to help Bougainville ... - Mines and

UNEP to help Bougainville manage clean-up of Rio Tinto mine. Pacific Beat - ABC News. 4 September 2013. The United Nations Environment program is to help Papua New Guinea's island of Bougainville manage the environmental issues

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Rio Tinto's lawsuit, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea EJAtlas

2016-10-22  The mine at Panguna was opened in 1972 and majority-owned by Rio Tinto.It was important to the economy of Papua New Guinea, but the people of Bougainville were seeing little benefit from it.The first Bougainville

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Our Project Status BCL Mining In Papua New Guinea

Bougainville Copper conducted a comprehensive mine redevelopment study in 2019, to build on previous bodies of work in respect of the Panguna Project. The early outcomes are encouraging in terms of identifying a potentially viable, phased re-start strategy.

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