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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 of

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 ...

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 sharing —

Bougainville: Rio Tinto in turmoil over pollution ...

2020-9-29 · Bougainville: Rio Tinto in turmoil for pollution generated by the Panguna mineSydney (AFP) Anglo-Australian giant Rio Tinto is accused of shirking its

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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.

Bougainville – Case Study

2018-1-8 · Unit 3: Transition and Change - Bougainville Case Study 1 Additional Support Material Bougainville - Background Notes From 1987 to December 1997 Bougainville Copper The Bougainville Copper Agreement of 1974 was signed with some resentment on the part of the Bougainvillean landowners. It was a resentment bred of an insensitive approach on the part

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

2021-7-21 · 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

'Deal with the disaster': the girl from Bougainville who ...

2020-10-17 · The Panguna mine in Bougainville, ... “Our rivers are poisoned with copper, our homes get filled with dust from the tailings mounds, our kids get sick from the pollution. ... alleges that the ...

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

UN to help Bougainville clean up Panguna mine - Keith ...

2013-9-5 · There was no mine closure process when Bougainville Copper, the Rio Tinto subsidiary which owns the mine, was driven out of Bougainville. Pollution from mine tailings has since been flowing into the environment and Dr Gavin Mudd, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Engineering at Monash University, says it's a continuing problem.

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.

Conflict Resolution - Bougainville Copper

2011-12-27 · The Panguna copper mine was dug in the land of Bougainville, and through the ’70s and ’80s was one of the world’s largest open-pit mines. The project brought enormous profits to Britain and Australia, along with high revenues for the government of Papua New Guinea, producing 44 percent of Papua New Guinea’s exports.

Bougainville Copper | Bougainville News

The region is home to the vast Panguna mine, then the world’s biggest open-cut copper mine, owned by Bougainville Copper Limited, which then had Conzinc Rio Tinto as major shareholder. Tensions over the mine would spark a bloody civil war that killed an estimated 20,000 people between 1988 and 1997.

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.

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 ...

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

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

2021-7-21 · 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

‘Hope for new chapter’: Rio Tinto vows to assess

2021-7-21 · Rio Tinto cut ties with Bougainville Copper in 2016, gifting its 53 per cent stake to Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Bougainville Government. During its operation, Panguna was of the world’s largest copper and gold mines and accounted for 45 per cent of all of PNG’s exports. The Market Recap newsletter is a wrap of the day’s trading.

UN to help Bougainville clean up Panguna mine - Keith ...

2013-9-5 · There was no mine closure process when Bougainville Copper, the Rio Tinto subsidiary which owns the mine, was driven out of Bougainville. Pollution from mine tailings has since been flowing into the environment and Dr Gavin Mudd, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Engineering at Monash University, says it's a continuing problem.

Report exposes the deadly human cost of Rio Tinto’s ...

2020-4-1 · Report exposes the deadly human cost of Rio Tinto’s abandoned mine. Mining giant Rio Tinto is responsible for multiple human rights violations caused by pollution from its former mine on the Pacific island of Bougainville, the Human Rights Law Centre concludes in a major new investigative report released this week.

Rio Tinto backs environmental study into mine that ...

Between 1972 and 1989, 3m tonnes of copper and 9.3m ounces of gold were mined from Panguna, which was at the time one of the largest open-pit mines in the world. Mining and the pollution it caused ...

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 associated with the Rio Tinto-owned Panguna copper mine.

Bougainville Copper | Bougainville News

The region is home to the vast Panguna mine, then the world’s biggest open-cut copper mine, owned by Bougainville Copper Limited, which then had Conzinc Rio Tinto as major shareholder. Tensions over the mine would spark a bloody civil war that killed an estimated 20,000 people between 1988 and 1997.

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