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Australian-listed mining giant ignores threat to Filipinos' lives

Author: Oxfam Community Aid Abroad, Published on: 16 March 2005

A new international aid and development agency, Oxfam Community Aid Abroad (Oxfam Australia), details Marcopper mine's devastating impact on the communities and environment of Marinduque. It says that Placer Dome, co-owner of Marcopper until the mine's closure, has turned its back on the Island's people, failing to complete an environmental clean-up, adequately compensate affected communities or take steps to prevent future disasters.

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Related companies: Placer Dome (part of Barrick Gold)