2 December 2014
Source: Deep Sea Mining Campaign
SYDNEY | The 13th PNG Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel from the 1st to the 3rd of December is receiving pressure from human rights and environmental advocates in regards to continuing investment into mining in Papua New Guinea that has been destroying communities and the environment since 1972.
Dan Jones, Melanesian studies advocate said, “From Bougainville to Ok Tedi, to Porgera and Ramu Nickel in Madang, the extractive industry continues to cut corners purely to maximise profits causing massive environmental damage and social upheaval which continues to spark social uprising, ecocide and serious conflicts.”
The latest threat in PNG is the new ‘frontier’ industry deep sea mining. The world’s first licence to operate a deep sea mine has been granted in Papua New Guinea to Canadian company Nautilus Minerals. Nautilus is speaking at the PNG industry conference in Sydney.