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Mine proposals that include marine waste dumping

August 31, 2020
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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 »
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Self-proclaimed leader in responsible battery metals fails to address serious environmental harms from mine waste disposal

June 16, 2020
Media Releases

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 »

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

March 10, 2020
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February 4th: Letter to Conic Metals Corp on Environmental Concerns at Ramu Nickel and Cobalt Operation

February 4, 2020
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Red Tide Redefined

September 13, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Forget algae. If you really want to trash a marine ecosystem, this Chinese and Canadian-owned mining operation is proving there’s nothing like untreated mine tailings. In late August, a processing plant for the massive Ramu cobalt-nickel mine in Papua New… More »
Stories

Huon Gulf

Wafi Golpu: The Latest Mine to Menace Papua New Guinea Wafi Golpu Joint Venture (WGJV)–a partnership between Australia’s Newcrest Mining and South Africa’s Harmony Gold Mining Company–wants to build Papua New Guinea’s largest underground mine near the city of Lae… More »
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Drawing the Battle Lines Over Papua New Guinea’s Ocean Dumping Problem

September 21, 2018 • Ellen Moore
The island nation of Papua New Guinea and its neighbor West Papua, Indonesia, are among the only places in the world where mining companies are permitted to dump toxic mine waste into natural water bodies. In these adjacent countries, there… More »
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No Money for Mine Waste

May 13, 2018 • Ellen Moore
Earthworks’ newest campaign is hitting ocean dumpers where it counts. This March, Earthworks launched the Ditch Ocean Dumping campaign to demand financial institutions cut ties with companies that dump mine waste into the ocean. Each year mining companies dump 220+… More »
Media Releases

New Campaign Seeks End to Ocean Mine Waste Dumping

March 7, 2018
Today an international coalition of environmental and human rights groups announced the start of a new campaign to end the submarine disposal of hazardous mine waste, known as tailings. The practice smothers seabed floors and coral reefs, threatens fisheries, and harms human and wildlife health.
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A Norwegian, a Papua New Guinean and an American walk into a Bar

March 7, 2018 • Ellen Moore
Do you like riddles? Then try this one on for size: what does your wallet have in common with Papua New Guinea? Give up? OK, I’ll give you a hint: it’s got something to do with that little plastic rectangle… More »
Stories

Basamuk Bay

The Ramu nickel and cobalt mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has generated controversy and deep concerns over its environmental and social record. Despite fierce local opposition and a legal battle that suspended operations for 19 months, the mine is… More »
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Women as change makers in Papua New Guinea

December 11, 2017 • Immaculate Javia
Women around the world have been applauded for breakthroughs in male dominated fronts and for fighting for gender equity. Yet there are others who silently occupy male dominated settings, performing tasks executed by men while also fulfilling their own responsibilities… More »