Friday, March 24, 2006

US-run mine warned by Indonesia



'Indonesia has warned of legal action against a huge US-owned mine in Papua province, unless it does more to protect the environment. The Grasberg gold and copper mine has been the focus of protests by locals, who say it causes ecological damage but has little economic benefit for them. Four policemen and a soldier were killed in riots at the mine last week. The report came hours after a landslide at the mine killed three people. Mining can potentially trigger land slips...' More

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