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6 Apr 2006

Les Nouvelles [New Caledonia], translation provided by Inco

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

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 declared enemy of the Goro Nickel project and the environmental risk linked to the plant’s production,...[Mr Mapou's] committee does not hesitate to burn tyres or, as was the case this weekend, to throw toxic materials into the Yate Lake. Finally, the leader of Rheebu Nuu has been noticeable by his absence during the last two environmental surveillance and committee meetings organised by the southern province to evaluate the ecological risk associated with the Goro Nickel project.