Category: mining

Australian uranium in Africa – our responsibility?

Mining in Africa Poor working conditions, a high exposure to radiation, deaths and injuries to workers, road accidents, toxic spills and the discharge of radioactive tailings into a local river are just some of the reported incidents at Malawiā€™s Kayelekera Uranium Mine (KUM). The mine, located in the north...

Out of sight out of mind: marine mine waste disposal in Papua New Guinea

Waste-in the sea Papua New Guinea (PNG) could be said to be a world leader in Deep Sea Tailings Placement (DSTP). DSTP involves discharging of finely ground rock, chemical reagents and water used in the mineral extraction process directly into the ocean and has been carried out since the...

Moni, Meining na independens blong ol papa graun stap klostu

Wanem samting kamap bihain long maining emi klia. Ol gutpla na nogutpla samting wantaim yumi save lukim. Long Western Australia nau mipla lukim displa bikpela kampani bilong maining ibin pairap na nau I wok long do gaun. Na long PNG mipla lukim ol moni igo ovasis na ol pipia...

Hidden Valley – Watut River Communities, MMJV and mining

Hidden Valley (documentary) from Mineral Policy Institute on Vimeo. A people speak out for their river, and for their future The Hidden Valley gold and silver mine in the Morobe Province is affecting communities living along the Watut River, a long and fast-flowing river in the lush mountains of...

Money, land and autonomy ā€“ development on the fringes of mining

The impact of mining is often obvious. Examples of positive benefits and the negative impacts are repeatedly demonstrated. In Western Australia we have see the rapid bust following the spectacular boom of the mining industry, and in Papua New Guinea (PNG) the expatriation of profits and associated impact from...

Industrial Mining in the Deep Sea: Social and Environmental Considerations

Deep Sea Mining Webinar from DEEP-DOSI and MESP – Industrial Mining in the Deep Sea: Social and Environmental Considerations Samantha Smith, Director of Blue Globe Solutions and former VP of Corporate Social Responsibility for Nautilus Minerals, and Charles Roche, the Executive Director of the Mineral Policy Institute. Webinar available...