Papua New Guinea says “No” to ocean dumping

October 30, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Faced with widespread and unrelenting local opposition, the Papua New Guinea government indicated it would put the brakes on plans to dump 13 million tonnes of mine waste from the Wafi-Golpu mine into the Huon Gulf. Unfortunately, the environmental minister… More »

Mine proposals that include marine waste dumping

August 31, 2020

Come on, Conic

June 16, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Canadian company goes silent on problems at its Ramu mine Since 2010, landowners in the path of the Ramu nickel-cobalt mine, and the accompanying refinery on Basamuk Bay, have opposed the use of ocean tailings dumping. They sued, and the… More »

Self-proclaimed leader in responsible battery metals fails to address serious environmental harms from mine waste disposal

June 16, 2020

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Norwegian Asset Manager Divests from Operator of Controversial Ramu Mine

May 12, 2020
Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC), citing unacceptable levels of environmental damage. MCC operates the Ramu nickel-cobalt mine in Papua New Guinea, which dumps millions of tonnes of toxic mine waste into the ocean each year. Storebrand joins several other financial… More »

Why Did a Norwegian Firm Ditch a Chinese Company Over What It’s Doing in Papua New Guinea?

May 12, 2020 • Ellen Moore
How’s this for a testament to the complex nature of globalization: Storebrand, Norway’s largest private asset manager, recently divested from Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC), because the Ramu nickel-cobalt mine the company operates in Papua New Guinea dumps millions of… More »

March 10th: Letter to Conic Metals Corp. on Environmental Concerns at Ramu Nickel and Cobalt Operation

March 10, 2020

February 4th: Letter to Conic Metals Corp on Environmental Concerns at Ramu Nickel and Cobalt Operation

February 4, 2020