Locals pour scorn on government ‘awareness’ attempts

Local groups in Madang, Papua New Guinea, have published newspaper adverts deriding the government’s attempts to conduct ‘awareness’ workshops on plans by the Ramu nickel mine to dump over 100 million tons of mine waste into the sea.

The Ramu mine is owned and operated by MCC, a Chinese state owned corporation, with Australian based Highlands Pacific a junior partner. A court case to determine the legality of the marine waste dumping plans is due to start on February 8.

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