New pollution study corners Newmont [Indonesia]

Author: Down to Earth newsletter, Published on: 1 November 2004

The latest pollution study, conducted by a government-convened Joint Investigation Team, found that levels of arsenic and mercury in fish in Buyat Bay, near PT Newmont Minahasa Raya's gold mine in North Sulawesi, posed health risks for the local community, especially for children...The Denver-based multinational and world's biggest gold producer, Newmont, insists its mining operations have not caused pollution in Buyat Bay. [also refers to Weda Bay Minerals, Ingold Maluku Satu (part of Inco), Meares Soputan Mining (part of Aurora Gold), Jember Metal (part of Lebong Tandai Group), Banyuwangi Minerals (part of Lebong Tandai Group), BHP Billiton]

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Related companies: Aurora Gold BHP (formerly BHP Billiton) Inco (International Nickel Company, part of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce) Newmont (formerly Newmont Goldcorp) Weda Bay Minerals