Marcopper Mine

Tuesday, May 23, 2000

At Placer Dome's Annual General Meeting on April 20th in Toronto, shareholder activists held the company's sustainability promises to account. Among them was Beth Manggol, of Marinduque Citizens for Environmental Concerns on the Philippine Island of Marinduque. She holds the company responsible for the fact that — four years after a major tailings spill — most of the tailings that spilled into the Boac River have ended up in the sea where they have damaged coral reefs.

Wednesday, March 1, 2000

A report published by the NGO Working Group on the EDC, part of the Halifax Initiative Coalition. Includes case studies on Placer Dome's Marcopper Mine in the Philippines and the Ok Tedi Copper Mine in Papua New Guinea, partly owned by Inmet.

Tuesday, November 16, 1999

The Export Development Corporation has been brought forcefully to our attention by communities and non-governmental organizations that have to deal with the impact of Canadian mining development abroad. They want to know what role Canadian institutions play in perpetuating the problems they face, and what — if anything — Canadian citizens are doing to support them.