Konkola Copper Mines (joint venture Vedanta Resources, Zambia Copper Investments & ZCCM Investments)

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21 January 2020

Zambia: 131 miners stranded underground during repair work at Konkola Copper Mines; including provisional liquidator's comments

Author: Daniel Chansa, News Diggers

"131 miners stranded underground at KCM after power trip out", 23 December 2019....

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19 November 2019

Zambia: Mines urged to ensure safety of workers and communities after ‘sulphur dioxide leak’ and mining plant

Author: Zambia Daily Mail

‘Mines should prioritise health, safety’ 16 November 2019...

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19 November 2019

Zambia: Minister wants tough action against mining company responsible for sulphur dioxide leak incident

Author: Lusaka Times (Zambia)

‘Mines Minister calls for action after 200 pupils were rushed to hospital after inhaling emissions from KCM’ 19 November 2019...

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19 November 2019

Zambia: Vedanta says that it has not had access to cite of ‘sulphur dioxide leak’ incident for 6 months

Author: The Mast (Zambia)

‘Vedanta concerned about sulphur dioxide leak at KCM smelter’ 17 November 2019...

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19 November 2019

Zambia: Over 200 school children and 43 miners admitted to hospital following alleged leak of sulphuric from mine

Over 200 pupils and 40 KCM employees in Chingola were rushed to hospitals after inhaling sulphuric acid which Konkola Copper Mines (‘KCM’) released from its acid plant. Reports from the scene, say the mine plant was on Thursday around 19:00 hours shut...

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15 October 2019

Africa: Sierra Leone’s cancellation of mining licence raises concerns about a resurgence of resource nationalism across the continent

Author: Henry Sanderson, Harry Dempsey & Neil Munshi, Financial Times

‘Sierra Leone mine dispute raises fears of resource nationalism’ 9 October 2019...

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10 June 2019

Zambia: Govt. seeks to liquidate Vedanta's subsidiary due to alleged environmental and financial regulation breaches

Author: David McKay, MiningMx (South Africa)

‘Zambia mines minister lifts veil on alleged abuses committed by Vedanta’s KCM’ 30 May 2019...

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3 June 2019

Zambia: ActionAid calls for more benefits to local communities from mining related activities

Author: Masuzyo Chakwe, The Mast (Zambia)

‘Zambians should be sole beneficiaries of mines proceeds, says ActionAid’ 27 May 2019...

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2 June 2019

Zambia: Report alleges mining related pollution causing food insecurity & compromising livelihoods, includes FQM’s comments; KCM did not respond

In May 2019 Swedwatch released a report on unsustainable copper mining in Zambia. The report titled Copper with a cost – Human rights and environmental risks in the minerals supply chains of ICT. A case study from Zambia. The study found that...

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28 May 2019

Zambia: Swedwatch report alleges mining related pollution causing food insecurities and compromising livelihoods

Author: Swedwatch

'Copper with a cost- Human rights and environmental risks in the mineral supply chains of ICT: A case study from Zambia', May 2019...

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