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Lihir gold mine pollution

Oct 29, 2021 The environmental effects of mining waste disposal at Lihir Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea. Mining in developing countries remains controversial since a huge impact on the cultural climate, the physical environs and the socio-economic status of the local people can result. Mining operations and their mining waste disposal methods are considered

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  • Impacts of gold mine waste disposal on deepwater fish in a
    Impacts of gold mine waste disposal on deepwater fish in a

    Mar 01, 2007 The Lihir gold mine disposes of two types of waste: (i) 35 million t yr −1 of overburden from the open cut operation, dumped by barges into deep ravines close to shore and (ii) 100,000 mega L yr −1 of tailings slurry from the gold processing plant that is discharged onto the steep sloping sea floor by way of a pipeline at 128 m depth. This

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  • Impacts of gold mine waste disposal on deepwater fish
    Impacts of gold mine waste disposal on deepwater fish

    The present study aims to assess the impacts of the Lihir gold mine waste disposal on tropical deepwater fish com-munities by comparing (i) fish abundances and (ii) concen-trations of trace metals in the tissues of fish from regions adjacent to and away from the Lihir gold mine. It is the first comprehensive study of the impact of mine

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  • Impacts of gold mine waste disposal on a tropical pelagic
    Impacts of gold mine waste disposal on a tropical pelagic

    Dec 01, 2012 Here we assess impacts of mine-derived waste from the Lihir gold mine on coastal, pelagic communities by comparing the abundances of and trace metal concentrations in three functional groups (zooplankton, micronekton and pelagic fish) at sites adjacent to the Lihir gold mine and on the opposite side of the island. 2. Methods2.1. Study area

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  • Mine waste disposal at sea: how can we assess impacts
    Mine waste disposal at sea: how can we assess impacts

    Lihir gold mine, PNG –a bigger issue? 11/09/2013 GESAMP, Vienna 3 •3.5‐4.5 M t per year •34 C •pH 2.3 •Composition otherwise poorly described •Estimated 10‐30% dispersed as subsurface plumes

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  • Digging & dumping: A PNG mining chronicle - Keith Jackson
    Digging & dumping: A PNG mining chronicle - Keith Jackson

    Oct 02, 2021 The Lihir gold mine is an open pit facility that commenced operations in 1997 and is currently operated by Newcrest Mining. Each year it deposits an estimated five million tonnes of waste through a pipeline into Luise Harbour

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  • Citigroup limits financing for mines that dump tailings at sea
    Citigroup limits financing for mines that dump tailings at sea

    Jun 12, 2018 Two studies conducted around the Lihir gold mine in PNG found fewer deep-water fish and reduced ... A 2015 review she co-authored in Marine Pollution Bulletin suggests that a

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  • Mining Pollution Limits Access to Clean Water in Papua
    Mining Pollution Limits Access to Clean Water in Papua

    Mar 15, 2019 By Aly Azhar. A new report titled Red Water documents the social, environmental, economic, and health impacts of gold mining in Porgera, Papua New Guinea. The report finds that the communities affected by mining do not have access to consistent and safe drinking water. This is due, in part, to the fact that the PNG government has not met its human rights obligations to respect, protect

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  • Mining in Papua New Guinea - Wikipedia
    Mining in Papua New Guinea - Wikipedia

    With the exception of the Ok Tedy Mine (copper-gold) almost all of the mining in PNG has been gold mining. The two largest gold mines are the Porgera (Enga Province) and Lihir (New Ireland Province) mines. In 2009, the Hidden Valley gold and silver mine (Morobe Province) commenced production. 2010 will see the start of production from the Ramu

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  • Government Decision-Making and Environmental
    Government Decision-Making and Environmental

    4.1 Placer Dome’s Porgera Gold Mine 80 4.2 BHP’s Ok Tedi Gold /Copper Mine 88 4.3 Lihir Gold Ltd.'s Gold Mine. 99 4.4 Conclusion 105 5 Government Policy Failure and Corruption 5.1 Government Policy Failure 111 5.2 Corruption 124 6 Conclusion and Recommendation for Further Study 135 Bibliography 145

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  • Lihir and International Law 2
    Lihir and International Law 2

    The Lihir mine is one of the world's largest gold resources. Production started at the mine in 1997. Construction was started a year and a half before this. ... the pollution of the sea by waste. It is an international convention which obliges the countries that have signed it to stop allowing the dumping of industrial waste by

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  • Financial Performance Analysis of a Mining Company
    Financial Performance Analysis of a Mining Company

    Aug 09, 2018 Mining’s CF is highly predictable so current ratio of over 1 or 2 is acceptable. Thus Lihir has no short term debt paying ability because current ratio is less than 1. Quick ratio 1 is desired, so Lihir has no immediate ability to meet current debts. B) Activity Lihir’s inventory appears to be in bad shape and the firm faced problems with

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  • Ross Garnaut – the “gold” standard of environmentalism
    Ross Garnaut – the “gold” standard of environmentalism

    Mar 31, 2011 Whilst Lihir Gold was polluting the coral reefs and ocean floor around Lihir Island, back in Australia, Garnaut, Kevin Rudd’s climate change guru, was trying to guilt us into huge new pollution-reduction taxes – Carbon Taxes. “The failure of our generation will haunt humanity ’til the end of time” Ross Garnaut – ABC T.V. 30th Sep 2008

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  • Environmental and social concerns at the Lihir gold mine
    Environmental and social concerns at the Lihir gold mine

    The environmental effects of mining waste disposal at Lihir Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea. Journal of Rural and Remote Environmental Health 1(2): 40-50 (2002) [click to view] [6] Bainton, N., 2011. Customary Dispute Handing Processes at the Lihir Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea. Paper Presented at the Pacific Mining Conference, Noumea, November 2011

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  • Papua New Guinea: Mining co. Lihir Gold accused of water
    Papua New Guinea: Mining co. Lihir Gold accused of water

    Jan 19, 2019 Access to water. A media report by Radio New Zealand (linked below) raises allegations about Newcrest's subsidiary, Lihir Gold Limited's (LGL), over-extraction of water for its operations and dumping of mine waste in the marine environment which has detrimentally affected local residents' livelihoods. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited LGL to respond to the allegations raised

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  • Out of sight out of mind: marine mine waste disposal in
    Out of sight out of mind: marine mine waste disposal in

    Aug 22, 2015 In PNG, the Lihir gold mine discharges approximately 100,000 ML of tailings slurry per year into the Pacific Ocean. This contains an estimated 2.5 Mt of sediment. Over the course of its life, the gold & silver mine on Misima Island discharged approximately 90 Mt tailings into the Solomon Sea

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  • [PDF] The environmental effects of mining waste disposal
    [PDF] The environmental effects of mining waste disposal

    Corpus ID: 40433483. The environmental effects of mining waste disposal at Lihir Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea @article{McKinnon2002TheEE, title={The environmental effects of mining waste disposal at Lihir Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea}, author={Elizabeth McKinnon}, journal={Journal of Rural and Tropical Public Health}, year={2002}, volume={1}, pages={40-50} }

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  • Garnaut is silent on Lihir pollution claims - Keith
    Garnaut is silent on Lihir pollution claims - Keith

    Sep 10, 2010 THE ISSUE OF deep sea tailings being dumped from the Lihir Gold Ltd mine in New Ireland is “a vexed issue likely to haunt [outgoing chairman] Ross Garnaut,” it was claimed on an ABC television program last night. The ABC’s premier current affairs program, 7.30 Report, featured a major segment on the paradox of Prof Garnaut [ right ], one of Australia ’s leading proponents of action on

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