Minister for Environment and Conservation, Wera Mori, has labelled scientific findings by the scientists from Switzerland, led by Dr Alex Mojon, as baseless and untrue.
Minister Mori claims the report by Dr Mojon intends to tarnish the good name of the current Government.
The newly-appointed Minister for Environment and Conservation has brushed aside reports by scientists engaged by the Madang Provincial Government to investigate environmental damages at Ramu NiCo’s Basamuk processing plant.
He further condemned a statement by a local scientist engaged to investigate the cause of the marine creatures dying in Madang after the spillage.
The Madang Provincial Government, through the Provincial Administrator’s office, invited the Conservation and Environment Protection Authority and other government line agencies to a collaborative meeting with a group of experts, led by Dr Mojon. This was to undertake investigations into the impact of mining activities by the Ramu Nickel Mine.
Mori has also urged the people of Madang not to be fooled by “fake reports” on social media until proven otherwise in laboratories.