Rio tinto operated the panguna copper mine in bougainville from 1972 until 1989, when local landowners — angered about pollution and revenue sharing — forced the mine to shut down rio tinto. Book review: charles roche, mineral policy institute dr lasslett, a criminology academic from the university of ulster, has provided a new and thought provoking analysis of mining and the. Rio tinto lawsuit (re papua new guinea) residents of the island of bougainville in papua new guinea (png) filed suit against rio tinto under the alien tort claims act in us federal court in. Bougainville v rio tinto essay rachel doyle phi 3013-02 february 28th, 2013 bougainville v rio tinto the bougainville copper ltd was the lifeblood of bougainville's economy providing the. Rio tinto plc 18 august 2014 rio tinto to review options in bougainville copper limited 18 august 2014 in light of recent developments.
Bougainville president john momis labels an attempt by the png government to buy rio tinto's shares in the australian-owned bcl mining company as completely unacceptable. Why bougainville landowners oppose rio tinto’s return once more rio tinto subsidiary bougainville copper limited (bcl) is in the headlines, after the autonomous bougainville government (abg. Rio tinto has today transferred its 538 per cent shareholding in bougainville copper limited (bcl) to an independent trustee equity trustees limited will manage the distribution of these. Mining giant rio tinto, which was historically bougainville copper limited's major shareholder, exited on 30 june 2016 when it transferred its 538 per cent shareholding for distribution to.
Mantle runs the mantle group which plans to open plantations across bougainville with the help of the company’s director sam akoitai, former mp for central bougainville and rio tinto. Former papua new guinea (png) prime minister somare said that rio tinto had been complicit in the conduct of the war, a charge the company denied in 1988 francis ona resigned his job at the. Opinion for sarei v rio tinto plc, 650 f supp 2d 1004 — brought to you by free law project, a non-profit dedicated to creating high quality open legal information. Sydney--rio tinto plc rio said it is walking away from a closed copper mine on the south pacific island of bougainville that was at the center of a decadelong civil war, transferring its.
The president of bougainville, john momis, says his government may sue the mining giant, rio tinto, which he says is walking away from its responsibilities for mining damage the firm is a. Rio tinto said it is walking away from a closed copper mine on the south pacific island of bougainville that was at the center of a decadelong civil war, transferring its controlling stake. Bougainville copper is 53 per cent owned by rio tinto, with the png government holding a further 19 per cent the panguna mine was not the only project of rio's in png that ran into. Rio tinto 'gives up' bougainville copper stake daniel palmer | the australian | 30 june 2016 rio tinto has exited its 538 per cent stake in the asx-listed bougainville copper after a near.
The bougainville truth initiative its that time of year again, where rio tinto subsidiary bougainville copper limited (bcl) celebrates its impunity from prosecution by declaring its resolve. Rio tinto's announcement on june 30 it had freely surrendered its 538 per cent controlling share of bougainville copper limited came after years of variously flirting with reopening or. How australia, the us and britain helped block bougainville’s class action against rio tinto internal government records obtained through freedom of information reveal the significant.
The bougainville civil war, also known as the bougainville conflict, in 2011 it was reported that former png prime minister sir michael somare had alleged that rio tinto played a role in. Operations of rio tinto mining group (rio tinto) on the island of bougainville in papua new guinea (png) and the uprising against rio tinto in the late 1980’s that resulted in. The independent blog png mine watch was originally established to track the progress of the ramu nickel mine in madang province, papua new guinea, but has since been expanded to cover the.
Rio tinto owns a 5358% share in bougainville copper limited which produced copper concentrate from its panguna, bougainville mine from 1972 until may of 1989 when the mine’s operations were. Rio tinto is part of an international mining group that operates over sixty mines and processing plants in forty countries, including the united states to operate a mine on bougainville. But bougainville is furious that it was not given all the shares, and that rio tinto said it is was no longer obliged to do anything about the damage caused by the panguna mine, which. The complainants alleged that rio tinto warned the papua new guinea government that it would close the mines if the anti-mining protests by the bougainville inhabitants continued, in the.
Bougainville mine: locals who oppose its re-opening must have a voice resistance to the rio tinto-owned pit exploded in the late 1980s and during a recent visit, i got to stand above the. Mining giant rio tinto has announced they will be reviewing all options for its stake in the bougainville copper limited in a statement it released this week the company said this was in. Bougainville copper limited looks forward to sustainable, responsible mining, being committed to the recommencement of the paguna mine at bougainville, png port moresby office +(675) 309.