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20 February 2003

APPC [Asia Pacific Potash Corporation] revises impact assessment for potash mine

Author: Vincent Macisaac, The Nation [Thailand]

The company that holds the concession to mine what it calls the third-largest potash deposit in the world says it has made significant amendments to its controversial Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)...Environmentalists in Canada and Thailand...

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20 February 2003

Thailand: Villagers opposed to Asia Pacific Resources proposed mine reportedly receive death threats -- social & environmental concerns about the mine

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26 May 2005

Thai mining conflict feared fatal

Author: Vincent MacIsaac, Asia Times

Thai villagers battling a Canadian company's 12-year effort to dig a massive mine beneath them are preparing for the conflict to turn fatal, as the company, Asia Pacific Resources (APR), intensifies its efforts to obtain its long-delayed mining lease....

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30 May 2005

[PDF] Asia Pacific Resources Responds to Asia Times Allegations [Thailand]

Author: Asia Pacific Resources

Asia Pacific Resources (APR) has spent the last dozen years working to build positive...

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27 June 2005

[DOC] Somboon Mining Project: A Failure of Democracy in Thailand

Author: Peter McCaslin

This paper aims to assess whether the processes that influence decision-making in this case have been fair. The problem is...that the people who stand to lose the most have had the least influence and participation in these decisions.

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2 July 2005

[DOC] High Stakes, Hard Lines Pose Threat to Peace in Northeastern Thailand

Author: Peter McCaslin

Plans by a Canadian mining company named Asia Pacific Potash Corporation (APPC) [part of Asia Pacific Resources] to build a “world-class” potash mine under private farmland has stirred up a storm of emotions over the last several years, and recent...

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2 August 2005

[DOC] [letter regarding Udon potash mining project, Thailand]

Author: Forbes West, Sherbourne Group, for Asia Pacific Resources

Peter McCaslin...has not spoken to senior officials [of Asia Pacific], nor has he, to our knowledge, even attempted to contact the company. Unfortunately, his four page article dated July 2, 2005 contains errors of fact...A majority of the residents...

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5 August 2005

Peter McCaslin Responds to Asia Pacific Resources' Criticism

Author: Peter McCaslin

I have in fact had direct communication with the CEO of Asia Pacific Potash Corporation... I would like to disagree with the “errors of fact” which Mr. West has mentioned... Support for the mine is not high amongst residents... Evidence for the death...

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11 August 2005

Asia Pacific Resources Subsidiary Receives Environmental Award in Thailand

Author: Asia Pacific Resources

The Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Awards ceremony in Bangkok to recognize those companies which made an outstanding contribution to the Thai business sector during the past year. At the ceremony, Asia Pacific Potash...

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11 August 2005

[DOC] Asia Pacific Resources Subsidiary Receives Environmental Award in Thailand

Author: Asia Pacific Resources

The Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Awards ceremony in Bangkok to recognize those companies which made an outstanding contribution to the Thai business sector during the past year. At the ceremony, Asia Pacific Potash...

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