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  • Jubilee Australia says withdrawal of Panguna mine report

    Severe environmental damage and a lack of benefits to local people sparked unrest, which forced the mine's closure in 1989 and contributed to a decade long civil war that left more than 10,000

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  • Land Issues Bougainville News Page 2

    In terms of the environmental damage and social disruption, it is a moral negligence on the part of Rio Tinto to have caused so much damage to the environment and to peoples lives, and to now walk away, Chief Dr. John Momis, president of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

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  • The current state of Panguna Mine and Bougainville Rob

    The current state of Panguna Mine and Bougainville. The current state of Panguna Mine and Bougainville. Rob Vallender June 6, 2017. big promises, big gifts and big long term problems. The world has become much more aware of environmental impacts of mining companies since Panguna

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  • 51. Papua New Guinea/Bougainville (1975 present) UCA

    Papua New Guinea/Bougainville (1975 present) Francis Ona and other landowners on the island of Bougainville were concerned about the environmental impact of the Panguna cooper mine operated by Bougainville Copper since 1969, including possible environmental damage to the Jaba River from the copper mine.

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  • Environmental damage Papua New Guinea Mine Watch Page 37

    Tagged as Environmental damage, experimental seabed mining, Human rights, Landholders, New Zealand, open cut strip mining, Trans Tasman Resources August 29, 2017 183; 1147 am Reopening Panguna is dividing families and communities

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  • THE MINERAL INDUSTRY OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA USGS

    A sixth mine, the Panguna, remained closed throughout the year affected river communities of about US$85 million per yea r owing to civil unrest by Bougainville Revolutionary Army over the remaining 15 year life of the mine, as well as pay al l militants. legal costs the vil lagers incurred in their environmental damage

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  • Traditional landowners reject mining exploration bid in

    BCL, a former Rio Tinto subsidiary, operated the mine at the time civil war broke out in the late 1980s a conflict sparked by claims of extensive environmental damage and inequities connected

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  • Digging the Mines in Melanesia Cultural Survival

    (2) The environmental damage caused by the Panguna mine and [the impact] that mine Prospecting Authorities would bring about when mining continued ahead. (3) A fifth of our total area of Bougainville is already damaged. No creature will ever exist on it again.

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  • Traditional landowners reject mining exploration bid in

    BCL, a former Rio Tinto subsidiary, operated the mine at the time civil war broke out in the late 1980s a conflict sparked by claims of extensive environmental damage and inequities connected

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  • The Panguna Copper Mine a 'resource curse' for the people

    If the Panguna mine were to re open, the issue of who benefits from the mines revenue, and how that revenue is distributed, will be crucial. If a future conflict is to be avoided the social and environmental impacts of the mine will need to be addressed and a far more

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  • The Bougainville conflict A classic outcome of the

    Similarly, environmental damage and birth defects that were ascribed to the mine, although significant issues, were a localised concern to the Panguna, Jaba River and its immediate surrounds. Clans in Bougainville are matrilineal [14] with only a few exceptions.

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  • The new battle for Bougainvilles Panguna mine The

    Locals amid the ruined mine buildings at Panguna (Photo Catherine Wilson) In 1989, the Nasioi on Bougainville were the worlds first indigenous people, angered by inequity and environmental damage, to shut down a multinational mining venture. But the feat came at a huge cost. The ensuing civil war, primarily between local rebel groups and

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  • The new battle for Bougainvilles Panguna mine The

    In 1989, the Nasioi on Bougainville were the worlds first indigenous people, angered by inequity and environmental damage, to shut down a multinational mining venture. But the feat came at a huge cost.

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  • PNG Report Rtg In Fresh Bid To Get Panguna Running

    Panguna has been suspended since 1989 due to the outbreak of civil war in Bougainville. BCL has not had access to the mine since, and the company and Rio have faced allegations and lawsuits regarding their involvement in the conflict, as well as environmental damage.

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  • Rio Tinto to quit Bougainville's Panguna mine

    The Panguna copper operation in an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea has been shuttered since 1989, when militants, frustrated the local community wasn't benefiting from revenues and angry about environmental damage, forced the mine to shut down.

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

    The plaintiffs alleged inter alia that environmental impacts of Rio Tinto's Panguna mine harmed the island's environment and the health of its residents and that Rio Tinto was complicit in war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the PNG army.

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  • 2. The Rio Tinto Case Papua New Guinea GB

    Panguna mine and the political awareness generated since the mine was established. environmental impacts of the mining activities as follows To build the mine, Rio chemically well as the environmental damage caused by the mine. Over time these

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  • Bougainville's Dormant Copper Mine Asia Sentinel

    Chris Damana, Interim Chairman of the Panguna Landowners Association, an umbrella organization representing landowners from six mine lease associations, said that factors in their consideration of the application include the companys plans for environmental cleanup, assurance that there will be no further damage to customary land, respect

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  • THE PANGUNA MINE AND BOUGAINVILLE INDEPENDENCE

    Although both Bougainville Copper and the PNG government denied responsibility for any environmental damage around the mine, they still attempted to negotiate a truce, including a large compensation package. Ona refused, because the BRA had gone beyond simply making demands about Panguna and evolved into a dedicated secessionist movement.

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  • environmental damage Act Now

    Source PNG MIne Watch. 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.

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  • Bougainville mine locals who oppose its re opening must

    The mine lies like a scar across a bloody face. Guava village sits in a remote area in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (PNG), above a copper mine which closed 25 years ago. Resistance to the Rio

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  • Plans to restart giant Bougainville mine MINING

    * Bougainville due to hold independence vote in less than 2 yrs Bougainville government wants Panguna mine reopened in 2019 and about the environmental damage it had caused. There was deep

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  • Bougainville imposes moratorium on Panguna mine over fears

    The Panguna copper mine was central to the civil war and blockade in the 1990s that killed tens of thousands of people. Conflict escalated after landowners protested environmental damage by the

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  • Panguna mine PNGexposed Blog Page 2

    Sep 19, 20130183;32;John Momis (JM) The Panguna Mine was the primary source of the war, which reduced Bougainville to basics. We need to deal with it because the Panguna Mine is a mega project. We need the revenue to be generated from itrevenue for the government as well as income for the people. So with the way things are going, we dont have much option

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  • Mineral Policy Institute 187; Panguna

    Environmental Impacts. The destruction of native forest and tailings created by the mine resulted in severe environmental damage in the Panguna area, including damage to rivers and the ocean. Social Impacts The recent social history of Bougainville is complex and inextricably tied to the mine.

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  • UNPO Environmental Costs in Bougainville

    Against this backdrop the Panguna mine remains closed and still a sensitive issue for Bougainvilleans. Whether the mine has the ability to redress some of the damage it has created remains doubtful. It is still to be seen whether its resources can be harnessed productively for the benefit of all Papuans.

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  • Bougainville's Dormant Copper Mine Asia Sentinel

    Chris Damana, Interim Chairman of the Panguna Landowners Association, an umbrella organization representing landowners from six mine lease associations, said that factors in their consideration of the application include the companys plans for environmental cleanup, assurance that there will be no further damage to customary land, respect

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  • Ecological Disasters Council on Foreign Relations

    The residents of Bougainville Island allege large scale environmental destruction from Rio Tinto's Panguna copper mine, one of the world's largest open pit mines.

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  • environmental damage Act Now actnowpng

    environmental damage. PNG Governors concerned about land grabbing. On 15 Oct, 2014 By Elizabeth1. Bougainville Landowners defend consultation over Panguna Mine. On 01 Oct, 2014 By Elizabeth1. NGO report claims there is widespread mistrust of discussions around PNG copper mine reopening, but Bougainville president and landowners say report

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  • Environmental damage Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

    Re opening the Panguna copper mine is potentially extremely lucrative for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea. The mine was closed in 1989 at the start of a two year civil warprompted by landowner concerns over the damage to

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  • Ecological Disasters Council on Foreign Relations

    The residents of Bougainville Island allege large scale environmental destruction from Rio Tinto's Panguna copper mine, one of the world's largest open pit mines.

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  • 51. Papua New Guinea/Bougainville (1975 present) UCA

    Francis Ona and other landowners on the island of Bougainville were concerned about the environmental impact of the Panguna cooper mine operated by Bougainville Copper since 1969, including possible environmental damage to the Jaba River from the copper mine. The landowners demanded more than $10 billion in compensation.

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  • 2018 The Panguna Turnaround jubileeaustralia

    According to Jubilees own research, it is for this reason, as well the serious environmental damage that the mine had on their lands, that the communities around Panguna remain strongly opposed to BCL returning to mine there.

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  • Rio Tinto walks away from environmental responsibility for

    In terms of the environmental damage and social disruption, it is a moral negligence on the part of Rio Tinto to have caused so much damage to the environment and to peoples lives, and to

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  • Panguna Copper Mine reopening is still untenable Post

    Panguna Copper Mine reopening is still untenable. The Bougainville referendum vote is on course and set for this time next year but the future of the abandoned Panguna Copper Mine is still untenable. Mr Miriori agreed saying BCL was the tenement holder during the time which systemic damage to the environment and river systems occurred.

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  • Another Bougainville battle born? Australian Mining

    The apparent postcard perfect paradise of Bougainville and its history is wrought with conflict, bloodshed, and constant appeals for autonomy, with the Panguna mine linked inextricably within it.

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  • Rio Tinto walks away from environmental responsibility for

    The mines social and environmental legacy. Now, rusting mine trucks and machinery litter the long abandoned mine site in one of Bougainville Islands remote mountain valleys, while gutted mine buildings have been resourcefully adapted and reoccupied by local villagers as dwellings.

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  • Bougainville Beyond the Valley of Tears

    Beyond the Valley of Tears. By Catherine Wilson. Asia Sentinel. 5 December 2011. Nestled in a remote valley in the forested mountains of Panguna in Central Bougainville, an autonomous island region in Papua New Guinea (PNG), is what was the world's largest open cut copper mine.

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