Placer Dome (part of Barrick Gold)

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Barrick Gold acquired Placer Dome in March 2006.

 

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3 October 2013

All that glitters (Costa Rica)

Author: Tyler Hamilton, Corporate Knights (Canada)

[T]hen-president [of Costa Rica] Oscar Arias declared by executive decree that an open-pit gold development proposed by a Canadian mining company [Infinito Gold]…was “in the national interest.” Arias also lifted a moratorium…to protect...the country’s...

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17 September 2013

Firm offers Marinduque $20M for PH’s worst mining disaster [Philippines]

Author: Maricar Cinco, Inquirer (Philippines)

After nearly a decade of battling it out in a United States state court, the province of Marinduque has come close to signing a deal worth $20 million with the mining company that bought the firm being held responsible for unleashing toxic wastes into...

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1 September 2013

Marinduque folk lose case vs mine firm [Philippines]

Author: Maricar Cinco, Philippine Daily Inquirer

A...court in Marinduque threw out a case filed against Placer Dome...[which] fishermen sued for the damages caused by 16 years of dumping tons of mine tailings into the Calanacan Bay. The dismissal order…came as negotiations for a settlement continued...

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15 November 2012

[PDF] Mining conflicts around the world. Common grounds from an Environmental Justice perspective

Author: EJOLT

This report aims at exploring contemporary mining conflicts in the context of the sustainable development and environmental justice...[T]he project and type of conflict are characterized in a nutshell, with some basic factual background that describe...

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29 September 2011

Barrick’s Tanzanian project tests ethical mining policies

Author: Geoffrey York, Globe and Mail [Canada]

This is the daily ritual of conflict at the North Mara gold mine in Tanzania: Intrude and retreat, pursue and withdraw—punctuated by flare-ups that sometimes leave people dead. For an eyewitness, it’s difficult to reconcile this cycle of violence with...

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1 February 2010

[PDF] Mapping in-country partnerships

Author: Dave Prescott, for Intl. Council on Mining & Metals

[cases on 6 themes: Mining and poverty reduction; Mining and economic development: Revenue management, Regional development planning, Local content; Mining and social investment; Mining and dispute resolution....

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1 February 2010
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8 October 2008

Bloomberg special report: "China in Africa: Young Workers, Deadly Mines"

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8 October 2008

Mining companies expand their operations abroad - and so do their problems

Author: Ophelia Lui, CSR Asia

Whilst mining companies are pouring in a huge sum of investment which gives them the permit to extract raw materials in mineral-rich regions abroad, there is a growing outcry for improvement in work conditions and wages in the local community....

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23 July 2007

Pension fund stake spurs controversy [Norway]

Author: Nina Berglund, Aftenposten [Norway]

Norway's much-vaunted pension fund, which has a stated policy of ethical investments, owns stock in a Canadian mining company accused of polluting an island in the Philippines and causing severe health problems among its residents...The ethical...

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