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The Big Ugly at Ok Tedi
Author: Bob Burton, editor of Mining Monitor, in Multinational Monitor, Published on: 31 December 2001
In an extraordinary move, the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government has passed legislation that prevents any government agency from taking or supporting "in any way" proceedings against the mining multinational BHP-Billiton "in respect of an environmental claim" over damage caused by the Ok Tedi mine.