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Rio Tinto walks away from environmental responsibility for

2017-04-06· Rio Tinto operated the Panguna copper mine in Bougainville from 1972 until 1989, when local landowners — angered about pollution and revenue sharing — forced the mine to shut down.

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Rio Tinto's billion-dollar mess: 'unprincipled, shameful

2016-08-19· The abandoned Panguna copper mine in Bougainville once a rich source of profits sparked a costly environmental and social crisis. Credit: Friedrich Stark / Alamy Stock Photo

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This land is my land New Internationalist

Miriori is chair of the Special Mine Lease Osikaiyang Landowners Association (SMLOLA), a group of some 2,000 landowners who, under the new Bougainville Mining Act, hold rights to the topsoil and the minerals underground, giving them veto power over proposals to reboot Panguna. That makes Miriori one of the most powerful men in Bougainville and his opinion of BCL a concern.

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Bougainville’s $58B gold-copper mine rights

The idled Panguna copper-gold mine was once a major producer and one of the largest open pit mines in the world. Image from archives via Bougainville Copper Limited) The autonomous Papua New

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UNPO: Environmental Costs in Bougainville

2008-01-24· 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. When the Panguna copper mine opened in 1966 it had cleared 220 hectares

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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

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Conflict Resolution Bougainville Copper

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. The Panguna mine was dug by Bougainville Copper Limited, which was

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Bougainville’s $58B gold-copper mine rights

The idled Panguna copper-gold mine was once a major producer and one of the largest open pit mines in the world. Image from archives via Bougainville Copper Limited) The autonomous Papua New

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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

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Conflict Resolution Bougainville Copper

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. The Panguna mine was dug by Bougainville Copper Limited, which was

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Ownership of Panguna copper-gold mine triggers fresh

2016-08-31· It’s believed the mine still holds about 5.3 million tonnes of copper and 19.3 million ounces of gold. However, the Bougainville Government estimates it would cost up to A$10 billion to restart

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Rio Tinto remains responsible for Panguna mine damage

2020-04-02· The mine, the catalyst for the bloody civil war on Bougainville and responsible for widespread environmental destruction and social dislocation there, had been shut since 1989. Rio Tinto walked away from involvement in Panguna in 2016, giving its shares in its subsidiary, Bougainville Copper Ltd, to the Papua New Guinea and Bougainville Governments.

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Church and landowners call on Rio Tinto to address

Church and landowners call on Rio Tinto to address devastating impacts of Bougainville mine. May 6th, 2020 ; Source: Human Rights Law Centre. Ahead of Rio Tinto's Australian annual general meeting (AGM) this Thursday, the Catholic Diocese of Bougainville and local landowners have called on the British-Australian mining giant to address the legacy of environmental destruction created by its

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Bougainville referendum result: World's newest nation

2019-12-11· The mine was a huge export earner for Papua New Guinea but many in Bougainville felt they received no benefit and resented the pollution and disruption of their traditional way of living. The mine

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Bougainville and Brazil linked by Pacific Mining Watch

2017-12-14· In Panguna, the discovery of copper deposits in 1969 heralded the establishment of what was then the world’s largest open-pit copper mine, which began production in 1972. However, and unbeknownst to many locals at the time, a dispute over revenue-sharing and mine waste management between the local community and mine-operators, would lead to a protracted armed conflict which

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Bougainville could become the world's newest nation —

2019-11-23· Many felt mining profits were not being shared fairly between Papua New Guinea and Bougainville, or even between different landowner groups at the mine site. Pollution

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Papua New Guinea: New report raises allegations of human

Rio Tinto's response. Author: Rio Tinto. The Panguna mine was discovered in the 1960s with first production in 1972. Community unrest, the deterioration of the security situation and the start of an armed conflict led to operations being suspended in May 1989 and, subsequently, the complete withdrawal of Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) in March 1990.

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