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20 September 2006

Coumans talks on mining and its effects

Author: Andreas Lundberg, Michigan Tech Lode [USA]

On Monday, Sept. 18, Catherine Coumans, Ph. D. from MiningWatch Canada came to Michigan Tech to talk about “Global Mining and Indigenous Communities – Human Rights and Environmental Responsibilities.”... Tailings can be highly toxic and pollute water...

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20 April 2006

Inco website: "Goro Project"

Inco holds a 69 percent interest in the Goro project. The three provinces of New Caledonia hold a 10 percent equity interest...through their holding company Société de participation minière du Sud calédonien (SPMSC)... Through a jointly owned company...

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20 April 2006

Response by Inco (part of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce): Indigenous group protests against Inco's Goro mine in New Caledonia - concerned about future impacts on water supply.

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20 April 2006

[DOC] Remarks by Inco President and Chief Operating Officer Peter Jones concerning recent events in Goro, New Caledonia

Author: Inco President and Chief Operating Officer Peter Jones

Goro...is already providing tremendous opportunities for local contractors and other businesses, of all sizes. Including small companies and owner-operators from the surrounding communities... [People in New Caledonia] were very disturbed by what...

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18 April 2006

New clashes in New Caledonia

Author: Xinhua

There have been more clashes between French riot police and Rheebu Nuu Kanak activists, with 18 demonstrators reported arrested Tuesday morning. Radio New Zealand International said the local political party Kanak USTKE union has joined the campaign...

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11 April 2006

[DOC] Yate: a march for Goro Nickel [New Caledonia]

Author: Les Nouvelles [New Caledonia], translation provided by Inco

Employees and subcontractors from Yate in favour of the Goro Nickel project marched yesterday morning from the community hall at Waho to the town hall, where they defended their work and demanded an intervention by the mayor... At Yate between the pro...

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9 April 2006

Development Protest: Goro delayed by blockade [New Caledonia] [subscription only]

Author: Canadian Mining Journal

The wave of indigenous protest over the development of the Goro nickel mine (69% owned by INCO LTD. of Toronto) came to a head earlier this week. Kanak chiefs and villagers blockaded all land access to the plant, power plant and mine site beginning on...

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6 April 2006

[DOC] Raphael Mapou or the Ecological paradox [New Caledonia]

Author: Les Nouvelles [New Caledonia], translation provided by Inco

Whereas [Raphael Mapou's] supporters multiplied their actions and violently attacked the forces of law and order throughout Sunday, the emblematic leader of the Rheebu Nuu committee...[has] evaporated... The ecological leader is full of paradoxes. A...

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5 April 2006

[DOC] A “Nationwide Project”, not just a matter of the South Plant [New Caledonia]

Author: Les Nouvelles [New Caledonia], translation provided by Inco

Goro Nickel, the target of Rheebu Nuu committee animosity, is not just about “the South Plant”. Avenir Ensemble see it as a thoroughly "nationwide project" that concerns the whole country. New Caledonia government President Marie-Noëlle Thémereau...

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4 April 2006
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Author: Le Figaro

De violents affrontements se sont produits ce week-end entre des manifestants et les forces de l'ordre autour du chantier de l'usine métallurgique Goro Nickel [de la société Inco], en Nouvelle-Calédonie. Les manifestants réclamaient une meilleure prise...

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