Ok Tedi Mining

Headquarters in Papua New Guinea

Ok Tedi Mining website

Ok Tedi Mining is jointly owned by the Government of Papua New Guinea, Inmet Mining and PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited, a trust that invests dividends from the mine "for the benefit of the people of the Western Province and Papua New Guinea generally, in the form of sustainable development projects", according to the Ok Tedi Mining website.

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22 October 2013

Ok Tedi immunity gone, with implications beyond BHP [Papua New Guinea]

Author: Sara Bice, Conversation

...[T]he Papua New Guinean [PNG] Parliament removed former mine operator BHP Billiton’s immunity from legal prosecution for environmental damages caused…BHP Billiton’s legal immunity arose through a 2001 agreement in which the company voluntarily...

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25 June 2013

Papua New Guinea: Court orders Ok Tedi Mining to stop dumping mine waste & tailings into rivers, affecting local communities’ livelihoods

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25 June 2013

Case profile: BHP lawsuit (re Papua New Guinea)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit filed in Australia against BHP. Papua-New Guinean landowners alleged that BHP's operations at the Ok Tedi copper mine caused destruction of the surrounding environment and of their...

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1 July 2010

China: Asian Water Project op-ed highlights importance of disclosure following Zijin Mining toxic spill

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1 July 2010

Zijin: emblematic of China’s mining industry?

Author: Chris Nolan, BSR [USA]

…Though details of the disaster are still becoming known, one problem, in addition to apparent shortcomings in core environmental management systems, was a systematic failure with the tailings damn at Zijin’s Shanghang site…The tailings damn failure in...

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30 January 2007

Murdoch joins AIDS fight [Papua New Guinea]

Author: Australian Associated Press (AAP)

Businessman and media heir Lachlan Murdoch has made a flying visit to Papua New Guinea to promote business involvement in the fight against HIV-AIDS...[and] told reporters it was important to get businesses to think about how they could apply their.....

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18 January 2007

PNG [Papua New Guinea] villagers sue BHP, Ok Tedi miners

Author: Australian Associated Press (AAP)

Australian mining giant BHP Billiton and the operators of the Ok Tedi copper mine in Papua New Guinea are being sued for civil damages exceeding $US4 billion ($A5.08 billion) by villagers on the Ok Tedi River... [Plaintiffs' lawyer Carmellus] Narokobi...

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30 June 2005

[DOC] Mineral Policy Institute’s July 2005 Newsletter

Author: Mineral Policy Institute

Includes the following articles: - Perth-based Anvil Mining Company implicated in Congolese massacre [Dem. Rep. of Congo] - Seven tonnes of mercury released from Kalgoorlie Super Pit [operated by Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (joint venture...

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19 March 2003

BHP lawsuit (re Papua New Guinea)

In 1994, Papua-New Guinean (PNG) landowners sued BHP in the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia alleging that BHP’s operations at the Ok Tedi copper mine caused destruction of the surrounding environment and of their traditional lifestyl...

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