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Official Vanuatu government position on proposed nickel smelting plant

Office of the Prime Minister

Following a meeting last Friday between the Government and the New Caledonian Company intending to build a nickel smelter in Santo, Acting Prime Minister Ham Lini indicated the Government’s interest and asked the company to formally apply to the Government to undertake the project in Santo in accordance with all necessary legal requirements. 275 more words

Environmental Impact

Bougainville landowners defend consultation over Panguna mine

NGO report claims there is widespread mistrust of discussions around PNG copper mine reopening, but Bougainville president and landowners say report is flawed

Helen Davidson | The Guardian… 784 more words

Papua New Guinea

Protected corals could be wiped out by deep sea mining in NZ

Protected corals could be wiped out by deep sea phosphate mining, hearing told

Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, Greenpeace, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining | Scoop

Mining phosphate from the seabed of the Chatham Rise would remove a protected coral species crucial to the local ecosystem, an Environmental Protection Agency hearing into a seabed mining proposal was told this morning. 282 more words

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Outsiders impose Panguna idea

Post Courier

THE individuals consulted in the Jubilee Australia study overwhelmingly felt that from the very start, the decision to have a mine at Panguna was imposed upon them by outsiders. 226 more words

Papua New Guinea

NZ bid to stop seabed mining

PNG Loop

A hearing began in Wellington, New Zealand today on Chatham Rock Phosphate’s (CRP) application to mine 5000 square kms of the seabed on the Chatham Rise, in the waters off New Zealand’s east coast. 337 more words

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NZ: Eco groups criticise Chatham Rock plans for seabed mining

The Environmental Defence Society says Chatham Rock’s plan to mine phosphate off the seabed threatens seabirds and marine mammals.

NZ City

Environmental lobbyists have criticised plans by Chatham Rock Phosphate to mitigate the impact of its proposal to mine phosphate nodules from the Chatham Rise seabed, saying they wouldn’t diminish the project’s risk. 329 more words

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Alluvial gold lures girls out of classes on Bougainville

Romulus Masiu | Post Courier

MANY school-age girls in the Panguna and Bana districts of Bougainville are not attending school, say authorities.

The girls are engaged in the lucrative gold mining business – panning the length and breadth of Panguna rivers, among the tailings from the decommissioned Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) mine. 187 more words

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