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EJOLT report explores mining conflicts in context of sustainable development & environmental justice

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28 November 2012

[PDF] Mining conflicts around the world: the environmental justice perspective

Author: EJOLT

Analysing landmark cases from the fastest growing kinds of mining, the EJOLT project found that the areas contested between industry and government experts, and the affected populations, consist of: (i) the distribution of burdens and benefits of mining activities, and the struggle over knowledge and risk, given scientific uncertainties; (ii) rights in terms of environmental conservation and preserving cultural integrity, indigenous rights, and local values and visions of development; (iii) participation in decision-making on the use of local resources...

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15 November 2012

[PDF] Mining conflicts around the world. Common grounds from an Environmental Justice perspective

Author: EJOLT

This report aims at exploring contemporary mining conflicts in the context of the sustainable development and environmental justice...[T]he project and type of conflict are characterized in a nutshell, with some basic factual background that describe the companies involved, and the communities and locations affected. The roots of the conflicts are explored..., as well as relevant socioeconomic, cultural, health, and ecological impacts and related community claims. [refers to Pacific Rim, Areva, San Xavier, New Gold, BMM, Dundee Precious Metals, Meirdian Gold, DuPont, China Railway Construction, Tongling Nonferrous Metals, Rio Tinto, Reptile Uranium, Toro Energy, West Australian Metals, Hanglong Energy, Bannermans, Paladin Energy, Forsys Metals, Mineral Reserves, Apex Silver, Sumimoto, Antofagasta, Nippon Mining, Marubeni, Mitsui, Mitsubishi Materials, Mitsubishi Corporation, Greystar, Eco Oro, AngloGold Ashanti, Placer Dome, Lyon Lake, Bishimetals, Copper Mesa, Codelco, Dorado Esploraciones, Montana Exploradora, Goldcorp, Glamis Gold, Southern Copper, Newmont, Buenaventura, Entre Mares, Mountain-West, Royal Gold, Silver Wheaton, Minera Nevada, Alamos Gold, Teck Cominco, Pilot Gold, Australian Chesser, Balkan Minerals, Ecuacorriente, Normandy Mining, La Source, Inmet, Eurogold, Yamana, Frontier Pacific, Kaza Gold, HSE, Guangdong Nuclear Power, Extract Resources, Deep Yellow, SOMAIR, COMINAK, ONAREAM, OURD, Enusa, INB]

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