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Mar 06 2011 15:25
Johannes Myburgh

Johannesburg – The apparent mismanagement at the BHP Billiton [JSE:BIL] Mozal plant in Matola, 17km outside Maputo, has led to inspection visits by three international complaints directorates. Read the rest of this entry »

IPS News
By Badylon K. Bakiman

KIKWIT, DR Congo, Feb 24, 2011 (IPS) – While discussion of hydroelectric power on the Congo River is dominated by the massive Grand Inga project and the dream of power for the entire continent, construction of a series of smaller dams to benefit local communities may produce tangible results much more quickly. Read the rest of this entry »

Will BHP Billiton finally take responsibility for their poor safety record in Australia? Read the rest of this entry »

Today WikiLeaks exposed how BHP Billiton’s CEO, Marius Kloppers, sabotaged Rio Tinto’s deal with China. Read the rest of this entry »

UK firm’s partner ‘wanted Peru to curb priests in mine conflict areas’

Tim Webb
31 January 2011

A mining company in Peru part-owned by a British FTSE 100 company agitated for the removal of teachers and Catholic bishops to new posts away from “conflictive mining communities”, according to a leaked US cable obtained via WikiLeaks.

An executive of the company, in which BHP Billiton has a one-third stake, urged diplomats to persuade the Peruvian government and church to “rotate” such professionals out of sensitive areas, the secret document said. Read the rest of this entry »

International Rivers Press Release

16 December 2010

International civil society groups have called on BHP Billiton to halt its plans for a US$5 billion aluminum smelter and the associated $3.5 billion Inga 3 hydropower scheme in Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the world’s most corrupt and under-developed countries. The proposed smelter would consume 2,500 MW of electricity, more than DR Congo’s entire current power supply. Read the rest of this entry »

Koori Mail

PROTESTERS outside BHP Billiton’s annual general meeting in Perth have slammed the resource giant’s uranium mining plans in Australia.

Conservation groups, unions and Aboriginal traditional owner groups voiced their environmental concerns at the Perth Convention and Exhibition centre on 16 November. They raised particular concerns about BHP proposed uranium mine at Yeelirrie in Western Australia’s Goldfields region. Conservation Council of WA director Piers Verstegen said BHP had been acting behind the scenes to -prevent’ a public inquiry from going ahead into uranium mining in WA. Read the rest of this entry »

Radio Australia, Pacific Beat Home
November 17, 2010 18:19:08


Across the Pacific region managing the development of major mining projects usually involves dealing with the concerns and grievances of traditional landowners.

In Papua New Guinea’s Madang Province, landowners have been fighting to stop the Ramu Nickel Mine over fears it will dump mine waste into the sea and ruin their environment. Read the rest of this entry »

INDEPENDENT ONLINE: BHP Billiton Plant Pollutes

BUSINESS DAILY: Rights groups report BHP plant’s ‘pollution’

NEWS 24: Mozambique NGOs blast BHP emissions

RADIO NORTH WEST WA: Traditional owners maintain calls for uranium inquiry

RADIO AUSTRALIA: Traditional landowners protest uranium mine plan for Western Australia

ABC NEWS: Protests at BHP’s annual general meeting

PERTH NOW: Anger at BHP’s Yeelirrie uranium project

PERTH NOW: Aboriginal uranium mines protesters target BHP

YAHOO NEWS: Anti-uranium protest outside BHP meeting

THE AUSTRALIAN: Protesters rally outside BHP AGM

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: Protesters voice BHP uranium concerns

PEOPLE DAILY: 60 locals protest against BHP uranium plans in Australia

KALGOORLIE MINER: Protesters slam Wiluna uranium plan

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POLLUTION FEARS: WANFA chair Della Rae Morrison says over 140 overseas mining companies mining for deposits all around WA are poisoning country and water. Picture: Alf Sorbello, Source: PerthNow

PERTHNOW, 16 Nov 2010

THE human and environmental impacts of the world’s largest mining company will be the focus of protest and attention at BHP Billiton’s annual general meeting today in Perth as Aboriginal leaders speak out.

Members of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (ANFA) and the Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (WANFA) are attending BHP Billiton’s annual general meeting in Perth today to raise issues directly with the board and shareholders about conduct of uranium mining developments on Aboriginal land.

Richard Evans, Koara traditional owner of the proposed Yeelirrie Uranium deposit in WA, said: “This is not the first time we have explained to BHP Billiton that Uranium mining at Yeelirrie is unwanted.

“BHP Billiton are not talking with the right land owners, they are going through the back door with consultation. Read the rest of this entry »

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